SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

January 18, 2011 08:00 ET

PTGi™ Announces New Lingo® Service Plans Designed to Meet Business Needs

Free Activation & Shipping; 20+ Calling Features; Flexible Annual Contract Options; Free Polycom® Phone Set Offering; and Unlimited Calling Within the U.S. and to 45 Countries*

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - January 18, 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 unveiled new business phone service plans  in the United States.

"These new Lingo business service plans are part of PTGi's commitment to being 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 consumers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil," said PTGi Chairman, President & CEO Peter Aquino.

A perfect fit for small businesses, Lingo Business Plans provide customers feature-rich, reliable and affordable phone service, along with a host of calling features. The plans are designed for small businesses, including home offices. Each plan comes with a Polycom® phone that is ready to "plug & play," including more than 20 calling features such as enhanced voice mail, caller ID, and call waiting. Lingo's "Business Premium 500" plan is priced at just $14.95 per month and includes 500 minutes across the U.S. For $7 more per month, Lingo's "Business Premium World" plan offers unlimited calling nationwide and to 45 countries.

As part of a limited time offer, new customers to either plan get the first month of service free plus free activation and shipping* (a $54.90 value). Customers can choose from no annual contract to one or two year contract options.

"By offering this affordable, feature-rich and creative new plug & play phone service that small businesses have been demanding, Lingo is making a statement that we want to help and support them to succeed," said PTGI's President for U.S. Retail Services, Thomas Mazerski. "Business customers who sign a two-year contract will also receive their Polycom office phone free. We believe these robust affordable calling plans and features combined with the unlimited calling within the US and to 45 countries are an excellent way for businesses to maximize their savings and improve their bottom line."

For details on Lingo's new business phone service plans, visit 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 is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators 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. For more information, visit

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 for full terms and conditions.

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