Vonage brings free calling and messaging to iPhone, Android
Vonage on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile app for the iPhone and Android smartphones that affords cost-free calling and messaging along with inexpensive international calling rates. Vonage Mobile makes it possible for users to make free “high-definition” voice more than IP calls amongst each other over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G information connections, and low-price calls can also be placed through the app to any landline or cell phone globally. The New Jersey-based Telco says its international calling rates are 70% lower than rates from main carriers and 30% lower than Skype. ”Vonage Mobile consolidates the greatest features of our prior applications, although adding important functionality, far better value and improved ease of use,” Vonage CEO Marc Lefar stated in a statement. “It combines the very best of cost-free high-def voice and messaging along with extraordinary value for classic international calls, all while employing the existing mobile number and address book for unsurpassed ease of use.” Vonage’s full press release follows below.
Vonage Launches New Mobile App Supplying Free of charge Calling and Texting to Other App Users about the World
Financial savings of a lot more than 70 percent on international calls to those with no the app
HOLMDEL, N.J., February 8, 2012 – Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) announced the launch of Vonage Mobile®, the new iPhone® and Android™ app that lets users make totally free high-definition calls and send totally free texts to all users of the app, worldwide1. The app works more than Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G wireless data networks.
When calling those who have not however downloaded the app, Vonage Mobile offers ultra low-cost international calling with per-minute rates that are on common 70 percent much less than key mobile carriers and 30 percent less than Skype™2. Users can instantaneously add calling credit directly from the app via iTunes® or Android Market™ in increments of $ 4.99 and $ 9.99.
Vonage Mobile uses the phone’s existing mobile quantity and speak to list, eliminating the need to have for distinctive user names and duplicate identities for contacts. Users can instantaneously develop a free of charge global calling and texting network employing the app’s multi-invite technique from their existing contacts.
“Vonage Mobile consolidates the finest features of our prior applications, while adding crucial functionality, much better worth and improved ease of use,” mentioned Marc Lefar, CEO of Vonage. “It combines the greatest of free of charge high-def voice and messaging along with extraordinary worth for classic international calls, all while employing the current mobile number and address book for unsurpassed ease of use.”
In addition, calls to any phone in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from anywhere in the planet will be cost-free for a limited time3.
Users do NOT want to be a Vonage client to use the app. Even so, as an added benefit to all app users, calls to Vonage house or business lines are also cost-free. The Vonage Mobile app can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device for cost-free and it also works on the iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android™ Tablets.
For far more details on Vonage Mobile, please go to iTunes, Android Marketplace or www.vonagemobile.com.