Tellfree expands to Paraisópolis

2 Apr 2007

BNamericas, quoting technology news service IDG Now!, reports that VoIP operator Tellfree plans to open IP-based public telephone booths in one of São Paulo’s largest shanty towns on 4 April. Residents in the Paraisópolis favela will be able to make local calls to a fixed line phone for BRL0.13 (USD0.06) a minute and BRL0.39 a minute for national long distance calls to fixed line phones. The rate will be up to 60% cheaper than standard fixed line calls from regular phone booths, according to Tellfree project manager Arthur Corrêa. Tellfree reported revenue of BRL3.2mn in 2006 and operates in 171 cities across Brazil.