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May 2, 2006 10:59 AM CET

Parlino offers free global telephone calls

New VOIP service from the Tele2 Group introduces easy telephony without invoices

Luxembourg, May 2, 2006. Parlino is a new free VOIP service, offering free calls from a computer to other Parlino users world-wide. To start using Parlino, the user simply opens an account and downloads the free software from www.parlino.com. The service is almost instantly available for both incoming and outgoing calls.
Using Parlino Dial-out, the user can also call regular landline or mobile phones at extremely low rates - up to 20 percent cheaper than comparable services. With Parlino, there are no bills and no hidden charges or fees. All potential call charges are paid in advance on the website - as simple as using a pre-paid phone card.
"As ever more people get broadband access, we have seen an increased demand to use the Internet for calls as well, in order to save costs. A new addition to Tele2's product portfolio, Parlino makes calling from the computer easier than ever," said Marcus Nylén, Managing Director at Parlino.
Parlino also offers the opportunity of Parlino Dial-in, a pre-paid service at €2.95 per month. With Parlino Dial-in, the user receives a regular phone number which can be telephoned at a national rate, no matter if the Parlino user is at home or is travelling abroad. The Parlino phone number can be forwarded to any other phone number or connected to a voicemail service.
As a launch offering, the 10,000 first customers will receive a wireless VOIP phone (worth approximately €100) at no additional cost, when registering a Parlino account and depositing €30.
Visit www.parlino.com for more information, conditions and to try it yourself.
For additional information, please contact:
Cilesta van Doorn, Telephone: + 31 (0) 20 750 1318
Manager Corporate Communications, Tele2-Versatel
Marcus Nylén, Telephone: +35 352 27 777 101
Managing Director, Parlino
Parlino is a fully owned subsidiary of Swedish Tele2 AB, founded in 1993. Tele2 is Europe's leading alternative telecom operator. Tele2's mission is to provide cheap and simple telecom for everyone in Europe. Tele2 always strives to offer the market's best prices. We have more than 30 million customers in 23 countries. Tele2 offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies. Tele2 has been listed on Stockholmsbörsen since 1996. In 2005 we had operating revenue of SEK 50 billion and reported a profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6.6 billion.

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