26 September 2007
Students at the University of Portsmouth and their families willhave access to free phone calls via their computers, thanks to a newscheme being implemented in student halls of residence.
The University has installed new facilities which will providestudents with cheap telephone calls to families and friends and insome cases for free - using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. Access toover 25 television channels is also part of the package in studenthalls.
Portsmouthwas the first university in the UK to sign up for the triple-playsystem provided by Inuk Networks and its VoIP system, Freewire. Theproject is part of an IT upgrade in student halls and utilises the freebroadband service already in place in all halls.