SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

December 07, 2011 09:49 ET

Primus Canada Significantly Expands VoIP Service Area

Affordable, Reliable and Flexible VoIP Communications Services for Businesses and Consumers Now Available in an Additional 240 Exchanges

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., ("Primus Canada") a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The move makes it simple for more Canadian businesses and consumers to access communications services that deliver reliable and flexible connections with premium features at an affordable price.

The expansion is part of the company's continued investment to bring Canadians greater access and choice. As the Canadian population grows and metropolitan areas expand, consumers and businesses in these growing areas are looking for advanced technology, lower costs, and access to the same services as the major urban hubs. This expansion is designed to meet these needs.

"Over the last three years, tens of thousands of businesses and consumers have selected Primus VoIP services which are feature-rich, and designed to drive cost savings and productivity improvements," said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President, Primus Business Services, "With today's expansion of our footprint by 240 exchanges, approximately four million more Canadians have expanded choice in services so they too can realize greater value for their money."

With the evolution of VoIP technology there has been a huge adoption of these feature-rich services by businesses and consumers. "Today, over 50 per cent of Primus business customers are choosing IP-based technology for their telephony services," stated AJ Byers.

Primus Home Phone customers can save up to $60 per month compared to current offerings by traditional phone companies, with plans starting at $9.99 per month.

Primus business customers can expect to save over 40 per cent on their monthly communication bills versus existing traditional telephone services. Primus provides choice with fully hosted phone systems, SIP Trunking services and other Voice over IP solutions for as little as $7.95 per month.

Wholesale customers in these new exchanges will be able to access a wide range of services connecting to Primus' national and international footprint.

For more information on Primus services for residential, business and wholesale customers, please visit

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative communications carrier in Canada and now serves more than 600,000 customers across its suite of services. Primus Canada offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Wireless, Hosting, Managed Services and Enterprise IP Telephony. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI). Additional information is available at

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Contact Information

  • For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

    Primus Canada Media Contact:
    Julie Smithers
    APEX Public Relations
    (416) 924-4442 x 240

    PTGI Media Contact:
    Mike Houghton
    (703) 799-7383