BT has announced it has more than a million registered consumer customers for its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, BT Broadband Talk and BT Softphone. The British telco has reached this key milestone more than six months ahead of target, having set out in July 2006 with the goal of achieving a million VoIP customers within twelve months.
BT Broadband Talk enables customers to use their broadband connections as an extra line, getting inclusive evening and weekend calls to UK landlines. Customers on BT Broadband Talk get a separate phone number and can choose a high value monthly calling plan alongside calling features such as 1471 and BT Answer. International calls cost from GBP0.0125 per minute plus GBP0.03 set up fee and mobile calls from just GBP0.05 per minute. BT Softphone, meanwhile, gives free global PC-to-PC calls at any time of day. It is compatible with BT Broadband Talk through one calling plan and one phone number.