News in from Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone

I had this note in from Truphone‘s CEO, Geraldine Wilson, to update us on their news. Have a read:

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Dear Ewan,

You’ve said you’re a “long time fan of Truphone,” so you might be interested in our latest news: Eleven more Nokia handset models – including the N96 and the 5800 – are now compatible with Truphone, for a total of 26. (For the complete list, see here.)

We’ve also expanded the ways that Nokia owners can download the Truphone app. The software is now available through Nokia’s new Ovi store, initially for 14 models, with more to be added soon. The Truphone app also is available now for all 26 models as an SMS over-the-air (OTA) download from the Truphone Web site at

All of the 11 new handsets support Truphone Anywhere, and three of them – the N85, N79 and 5630 – are also compatible with the original Truphone Wi-Fi calling service. So when they’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, a call to another Truphone customer is completely free, and their Nokia handset becomes an alternative, inexpensive roaming solution if they choose to only make calls when connected to a Wi-Fi network when abroad or anywhere.

In this economy, those savings are hard to pass up! I hope you’re well and I’d welcome any feedback from you and your readers,

Best regards,


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Thanks for that Geraldine. Truphone’s been continuing to set the VOIP market ablaze. If you haven’t checked them out recently, give them a go.

I’m particularly impressed with their nice, clean new website.

I’ve been using Truphone more and more on my Blackberry recently — but now I’m sporting the uber-genius Nokia N97 (and I’ve got Be Unlimited’s super-fast internet being installed) I’m going to be using the service a heck of a lot more.

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