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Web.de Receives its Own Local Area Code

BERLIN -- The Karlsruhe-based Web.de AG is the first Internet company in Germany to receive its own local area code from the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (RegTP).

The allocation of the number 01212 creates a local Web.de network for users, which is comparable to an area code such as 089 for Munich or 040 for Hamburg. This will enable Web.de AG to assign telephone numbers independently in the future and to offer new, Internet-based telecommunications services.

As its first application, Web.de will assign lifetime telephone numbers to registered users of its FreeMail Unified Messaging Service. The Nuremberg-based Workways GmbH, as a wholly owned subsidiary, offers Internet-based Unified Communication solutions to companies. With the number 01212, an Internet-based telecommunications solution under the name Workways UC (Unified Communication) will now be offered as a whole.