iiNet launches BoB Lite

Broadband provider iiNet has launched BoB Lite as the first product from the company's new R&D division, iiNet Labs.

BoB Lite is a Wi-Fi modem that can support VoIP and fetchtv but costs just $69 on a 24-month contract, or $99 without a contract. The modem was developed in-house by iiNet and is exclusive to iiNet customers.

In contrast, the original BoB, which includes a wireless VoIP handset, costs $269 on a 24-month contract.

Stephen Harley, general manager business at iiNet, said:  "Just like BoB, BoB Lite is VoIP friendly so, if you already own a phone handset, you can take advantage of the great value calls available via a Naked DSL broadband connection.

"We are really looking forward to introducing BoB Lite to our new and existing customers. For just $69 on a 24-month contract, BoB Lite offers incomparable value to what else is out there in the market. It’s a great addition to the iiNet family."

In contrast to the original BoB unit, BoB Lite does not come with a VoIP handset but customers can use an ordinary phone handset with the device to make VoIP phone calls.

Customers can also use BoB's USB ports to charge their mobile phone and other gadgets. BoB Lite has four ports and has an 802.11n wireless speed.

iiNet customers with a Naked DSL plan can make free local and national calls through iiTalk. ADSL2+ customers who bundle their internet with a phone line can opt for an iiTalk plan for an additional $9.95 a month.