Chicago, Atlanta Get AT&T VoIP


AT&T Corp. said Thursday that it has launched its “CallVantage” residential voice-over-Internet-protocol service in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Greater Atlanta area.

Since March, CallVantage has launched in Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

AT&T will offer a special introductory rate of $19.99 per month for six months to those who subscribe by June 30.

The VoIP service’s features include: “Call Logs,” which track incoming and outgoing calling with “click-to-dial” capability; “Do Not Disturb,” which allows customers to receive calls only when they want, while letting emergency calls ring in; “Personal Conferencing,” which enables users to set up meetings with up to nine additional callers; “Locate Me,” which enables home phones to find customers by ringing up to five phones all at once or one right after the other; and “Voicemail with eFeatures,” which allows customers to hear their messages from any phone or PC and forward voice mail to anyone on the Web via electronic mail.