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Tiscali, which recently clocked up one million broadband lines in the UK, has unveiled details of a new VoIP service.

Netphone, as it's called, is free to download and lets broadband users make free PC to PC phone calls.

It can also be used to send and receive faxes, text messages and make calls to landlines. Calls to UK landlines cost 1p a minute while international calls start from 3p a minute. Texts cost 6p a throw.

According to Tiscali UK exec Steve Horley, the number of people looking to hook up to an internet telephony is "set to go through the roof in the next 12 months" as more and more people look to use their broadband connection for more than just web access and email. ®

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