SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

May 09, 2011 13:33 ET

PTGi™ Announces New Lingo® Incoming Fax to Email Service

Lingo Offers Unlimited Local & Long Distance Calls Anywhere in U.S. & to 45 Countries at a Price That Can Be Far Less Than Traditional Providers

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated ("PTGi") -- (OTCBB: PMUG) -- a global integrated facilities-based provider of advanced communications products and services, announced today that its Voice-over-IP subsidiary, Lingo, Inc. ("Lingo") has launched a new service, Lingo Incoming Fax to Email ("IFE") service.

IFE is now available as a feature to new and existing Lingo customers. The monthly charge is $14.95 and includes unlimited incoming faxes. The primary benefits of the IFE service include:

  • Convenience (get all your faxes emailed to you as a PDF and access them from any computer anytime, anywhere)

  • Easy to use (no software is required)

  • Save money (there's no hardware involved -- no fax machine or toners needed)

  • And of course, unlimited incoming faxes.

"Lingo provides phone service over the Internet using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), so you get clear, reliable calls through your broadband connection at a price that can be far less than traditional providers," said PTGI's President for U.S. Retail Services, Thomas Mazerski. "Lingo offers unlimited local and long distance calls anywhere in the U.S. and to 45 countries for $21.95 per month*."

While Lingo uses the Internet to provide superior phone service, it does not affect how you use your phone or the Internet -- browse the web, stream music, send emails -- Lingo does not change anything you do online. You use your phone as usual -- simply pick it up, dial and connect with friends, family, business needs -- plus your computer doesn't even have to be on. Both residential and business service plans offer more than 20 calling features, such as enhanced voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and many more. In most cases, your existing number can be transferred. Also, there are "no annual contract" options, and the setup cost is currently being waived (up to a $39.95 value).

"Lingo is part of PTGi's commitment to being the leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential consumers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil," Mazerski explained. "We believe our robust affordable calling plans and features combined with the unlimited calling within the US and to 45 countries are an excellent way for consumers and businesses to maximize their savings and improve their bottom line."

For details on Lingo and its features and service plans, visit www.Lingo.com or call 1-866-546-4698.

About Lingo

Lingo, Inc., a subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, provides broadband Internet phone service (also known as "VoIP," or Voice over IP service). Lingo offers unlimited local and long distance calls anywhere in the U.S. and to 45 countries, plus over 20 calling features.

About PTGi
PTGi is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. 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. For more information, visit http://www.ptgi.com.

Lingo and its logo are registered trademarks of Primus Telecommunications IHC, Inc. The names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

*Calls to mobile, premium, and special service numbers are not included in the unlimited international destinations. Taxes and Fees apply. Visit www.lingo.com for full terms and conditions

Contact Information

  • Investor Contact:

    Richard Ramlall
    SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
    703-748-8050
    ir@ptgi.com

    News Media Contact:

    Michael Houghton
    Communicreate
    703-799-7383
    houghton@communicreate.com