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Wireless: Internet Phone Service Scrambles For Numbers

April 4, 2005

By Chris Oakes

Paris - Internet phone service, once only for computers with special software and special headphones, has adapted to work using not only old-fashioned telephones but old-fashioned telephone numbers as well.

Around Europe, these new low-cost services are distributing conventional dialing codes along with each new account for Internet phone service, called VOIP, for voice over Internet protocol.

"VOIP phones are now accessed by dialing telephone numbers that look like normal telephone numbers - because that's exactly what they are," said Graeme Maguire, communications partner at Bird & Bird, an international commercial law firm based in London.

But on the Internet, nobody knows what country code you are calling from. So far, there are no clear patterns in the way these numbers are allocated around the world.

Voip dialing codes may be assigned just like conventional lines or, as with mobile accounts, they may begin with a new prefix.

"This has been one of the more contentious issues that have been playing out in different countries," Maguire said.

Consumer Voip services in the United States handle Internet lines via partnerships with regional fixed-line phone providers. As a result, a U.S. phone number for a Voip service like Vonage can be called the same way as a number for Verizon or Sprint.

Customers can choose a number prefaced by any available U.S. area code, thereby allowing Vonage users to make their Voip number a local call for people in a particular region.

But as it moved to break into the European market, Vonage discovered different rules. Some countries, including Germany and France, require geographic numbers to be associated with a customer's fixed geographic address. Others, like Britain, mirror the U.S. model of letting geographic prefixes be assigned no matter where the customer is based, following a decision by the British telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, last year.

Vonage said that was part of the reason Britain was its first choice among European markets. People expect geographical association with numbers, the company argues, and marketing a Voip service with location-independent codes or new, VOIP-exclusive codes makes a new service more confusing to potential buyers.

"Customers want geographic numbers," said Kerry Ritz, managing director of Vonage UK. "It's very difficult to change consumer behavior overnight."

The company is waiting before offering service in France and Germany. "One of the issues for us was the ability to offer geographic numbers, and that's not currently available," Ritz said.

But Free Télécom, a subsidiary of Illiad Group of France, is happy to abide by the codes that France's telecommunications regulator has allocated for Voip use.

Free, which operates one of the largest Voip phone networks in Europe, offers numbers that begin with 08. Unlike other prefixes indicating geographical location in France, 08 indicates no specific location.

Before being used for Voip service, the prefix was reserved for use by toll-free and for-fee phone services, like customer support lines.

"People start to get used to it," said Free's chief financial officer, Olivier Rosenfeld, about numbers that do not indicate a particular locale.

The company said it expected regulators to also approve the now unused prefixes 07 and 09 for Voip use.

Vonage and Free are examples of services where a phone number comes by default. Others, like Skype, the software-based Voip service, offer a phone number as an option. So far, however, only numbers in Britain, the United States, France, Hong Kong and China are available.

In February, the European Regulator's Group met to assess regulatory approaches to Voip around Europe, touching on number allocation among other issues. In a statement, the group left the matter to each national regulator for the time being.



 
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