SunRocket Asia Pacific Edition Shakes Up Market With $.01 Per Minute VoIP Calling to China

2007-01-17 09:44 959

$199 Annual, All-Inclusive Calling Plan Drastically Lowers Per-Minute Calling Rates to 16 Asia Pacific Locations

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- SunRocket, one of the nation's fastest-growing Internet phone service providers, today announced an unprecedented new calling plan for U.S. residents that drops the rate on all calls to China to one cent per minute.

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The annual, all-inclusive $199 Asia Pacific Edition(sm) offers a compelling and unique alternative for U.S. consumers who frequently call friends and family located throughout China and the Asia Pacific. With per-minute calling rates well below traditional phone service offerings and as much as 90 percent less than other major VoIP providers, the SunRocket Asia Pacific Edition value proposition is unmatched in the industry.

"Prior to the SunRocket Asia Pacific Edition, consumers were forced to jump through hoops to seek savings on international calls to China, often resorting to inconvenient and deceptively expensive prepaid calling cards," said Joyce Dorris, SunRocket co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "Now SunRocket makes it easy for consumers to enjoy the lowest per-minute rates to China, building upon our mission to change what is possible for consumers and challenge historical pricing practices by our competitors."

The Asia Pacific Edition reduces international rates to $.01 per minute on all calls (landline and cell) to China, Singapore and Hong Kong; and on landline calls to Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea. Landline rates fall to $.02 per minute for Japan; while SunRocket's rate on all calls to Vietnam is cut nearly in half to $.10 per minute. Consumers interested in learning more about this calling plan can visit our Chinese-language web page at or our web site at .

SunRocket Asia Pacific Edition Per-Minute Rates vs. Competitors

Country Type SunRocket Vonage Skype Savings vs. Savings

Rate Rate Rate Vonage vs.


China Landline+cell $.01 $.10 $.021 90 % 52 %

Singapore Landline+cell $.01 $.05 $.021 80 % 52 %

Hong Kong Landline+cell $.01 $.04 $.021 75 % 52 %

South Korea Landline $.01 $.06 $.021 83 % 52 %

Taiwan Landline $.01 $.06 $.021 83 % 52 %

Japan Landline $.02 $.06 $.023 67 % 13 %

Thailand Landline+cell $.03 $.08 $.062 63 % 52 %

Vietnam Landline+cell $.10 $.35 $.329 71 % 70 %

Philippines Landline $.13 $.18 $.198 28 % 34 %

Additional destinations included in the Asia Pacific Edition are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, and Mongolia.

* - All rates effective as of 12/21/06

** - Rates for SkypeOut Calling

"The Asia Pacific Edition is the first of its kind to bundle these countries together into one all-inclusive calling plan," added Dorris. "As the cost to providers for international calling continues to decline, it is unconscionable for phone companies to force customers into paying outrageously marked-up rates; and with SunRocket's Asia Pacific Edition, they no longer have to."

The $199 annual, all-inclusive Asia Pacific Edition includes unlimited free calling throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As with other SunRocket plans, customers enjoy enhanced voicemail, over a dozen free built-in calling features, enhanced 911 calling, plus the option to keep their existing phone number.

About SunRocket

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, SunRocket, the "no gotcha" phone company, is bringing Internet phone service to mainstream America with the nation's first full-year, flat-rate home phone package. SunRocket is the only company to offer complete Internet phone service at an all-inclusive, annual price of $199, with no hidden charges, termination penalties or "gotchas." SunRocket makes it easy for households with high-speed Internet access to take advantage of the incredible value and enhanced capabilities of state-of-the-art Internet telephony. For more information about this privately held corporation, see the company's web site at .

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