Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Melbourne, Australia — May 22, 2012— Alltel Pty Ltd (www.alltel.com.au), a leading provider of telecommunications solutions to Australian businesses, announced today a way to help companies attract local customers.

“Our new Local Connect service provides businesses with local phone numbers for major Australian cities,” said Trent Brinsley, Alltel’s General Manager. “These are virtual numbers that can be answered on any landline or mobile phone in Australia, and are ideal for businesses who want to have a local presence in the areas they service.”

Australians are becoming more and more community focussed every day, with the idea of buying from a local business the preferred option for many families. This can be seen in a number of different areas, for example there is a continued growth in both the number of local directories and number of people using those directories.

With this strong local focus, businesses are looking at ways they can differentiate themselves and appeal more to local customers.

“Say for example that you’re based in Brisbane, but that you also do business in Melbourne and Sydney,” said Brinsley. “With Local Connect, customers can call your 03 Melbourne and 02 Sydney numbers, and you can answer those calls from the comfort of your Brisbane office.”

“We’ve been trialling our Local Connect numbers over the past few months with great success. Most customers are reporting a large increase in the number of local calls they receive after adding these numbers to their business.”

In addition to giving you a local presence, Local Connect provides benefits including low VoIP call rates, free voicemail to email, missed call email notification service, simultaneous ringing (of multiple phones), call queuing, and real-time call records that can help you to track your calls and measure the success of marketing campaigns.

To celebrate the release of this new service, any business that orders Alltel’s new Local Connect service before May 31, 2012 will receive the FIRST 2 MONTHS FREE on any 12 month sign-up. This special offer is available on both the standard Local Connect service and also on the Local Connect Plus bundle, which includes additional features such as call recording.

Visit Alltel’s web site at www.alltel.com.au/local-connect/2freep.html or call 1300 ALLTEL (1300 255 835) to find out how you can benefit from Local Connect and determine which service is the best fit for your business.

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Alltel Pty Ltd

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Alltel is a privately owned Australian family business, providing telecommunications solutions and services to business customers across Australia.

From its inception, Alltel specialised in customer service excellence and offering easy to understand business solutions based around 13/1300 and 1800 numbers. The company has evolved to become one of Australia's best service telecommunications organisations. Its core strategy is to be a leader in the provision of high-service, customisable business solutions to various markets, leveraged to provide ongoing responsiveness to market requirements and competitive pricing.

Its wide range of services and practice of listening to customers' needs enables Alltel to tailor solutions for companies of all types and sizes. For more information, visit www.alltel.com.au.

Gail Hodgson
P: 1300 255 835
W: www.alltel.com.au


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