babyTEL® provides a fully-featured telephone service over your existing high-speed internet connection.
You simply hook up your regular telephone through the 'babyBOX' to your Internet connection and make and receive calls as you normally would. You are provided a normal telephone number to receive incoming calls.
When you travel, you can take your babyBOX with you, connect anywhere there is a high-speed link, and be reached at your 'home' number. You can also connect and make calls at WiFi hotspots using babyTEL's 'softphone' on your PC.
Features such as call waiting and caller ID are all included in the Service with many more free features to come.
Also included is babyMAIL - an advanced and fully-featured voicemail service. babyMAIL gives you the option of retrieving your messages from any telephone or from your email inbox.
June 15, 2004 babyTEL announced - 'The beginning of the end of long distance charges in Canada.' You can now call coast-to-coast to any 'Canadian Village' city as a 'local' call. A call from Montreal to Vancouver or Kitchener to Toronto is now the same as a call from Montreal to Montreal.
Currently, cities included in the babyTEL Canadian Village are Boucherville, Calgary, Chomedey, Cooksville, Drummondville, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Kitchener, Laprairie, London, Malton, Montreal, Ottawa, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Sherbrooke, St-Lambert, Toronto, Trois-Rivières, Vancouver and Victoria. babyTEL plans to expand the 'Canadian Village' to include other major Canadian population centers.
All calls between babyTEL users are free.