Newark, N.J., December 18, 2003 – IDT Telecom today announced the next phase in the expansion of “IDT America Unlimited.” The company’s all-inclusive unlimited calling plan is now available to customers in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Maine, and Rhode Island for $39.95, in most areas. The calling plan includes unlimited local, regional toll and long distance calling with Caller ID, Speed Dial, Call Waiting and 3-way Calling, and the convenience of one monthly bill for $39.95 a month. IDT Telecom is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT, IDT.C).
IDT America Unlimited was launched in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland in September 2003 with incredible response.
“There’s no stopping IDT now. We’re breaking all records with a calling plan that is priced below the competition and finally, consumers have a real choice when it comes to saving money on phone bills,” said Jim Courter, IDT’s CEO. “With services like ‘IDT America Unlimited,’ we’re planning to make IDT ‘America’s’ phone company and become the first choice for consumers.”
“Customers who sign up for ‘IDT America Unlimited’ will get the same high-quality, low prices that have become IDT’s trademark,” said Motti Lichtenstein, CEO of IDT Telecom. “With our aggressive roll out plan, we’ll be growing quickly state by state in the coming weeks and months.”
Customers may also choose the “IDT America Choice” plan that provides unlimited local service with Caller ID and Call Waiting for $28.95 per month along with IDT Domestic Long Distance included at just 5 ¢ a minute with no additional fee (available in most areas). IDT offers a choice of international calling plans for a nominal charge of $2 – $3.95 monthly. Customers can get rates as low as 5.9¢ to Hong Kong and Germany, 31¢ to India, and 9¢ to China. In addition, IDT customers enjoy the same low rates away from home when using their calling cards to call domestically or internationally from the U.S. as they do at home. IDT’s popular 5¢ a minute Long Distance calling plan is still available nationwide.
IDT Corporation, through its IDT Telecom subsidiary, is a facilities-based, multinational carrier that provides a broad range of telecommunications services to retail and wholesale customers worldwide. IDT Telecom, by means of its own national telecommunications backbone and fiber optic network infrastructure, provides its customers with integrated and competitively priced international and domestic long distance and domestic all-distance telephony and prepaid calling cards. IDT Entertainment is the IDT subsidiary focused on developing, acquiring, producing and distributing computer-generated and traditionally animated productions and other productions for the film, broadcast and direct-to-consumer markets. IDT Media is the IDT subsidiary principally responsible for the Company’s initiatives in radio broadcasting, brochure distribution and new video technologies. Winstar Holdings, LLC, which provides service under the IDT Solutions brand, is the IDT subsidiary focused on providing broadband and telephony services to commercial and governmental customers through a fixed-wireless and fiber infrastructure. Net2Phone, Inc., a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, is a leading provider of high-quality global retail Voice over IP services and offers a fully outsourced cable telephony service to cable operators allowing cable operators to provide residential phone service to their subscribers. Liberty Media Corporation holds a 5% stake in IDT Telecom and also owns 5.6% stakes in IDT Entertainment and IDT Media.
IDT Corporation’s Class B Common Stock and Common Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IDT and IDT.C, respectively.
Important Note: In this press release, all statements that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate, “target” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent IDT’s current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described in IDT’s most recent report on SEC Form 10-K (under the heading “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”), which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on SEC Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings IDT may make with the SEC.