Update: Android Phones Getting Vonage

Maybe you were upset that Verizon and Skype made an exclusive deal with each other to offer VoIP calls in an Android app.  Well, if you were, then you should be happy soon.  Vonage has decided to offer an Android app that will do just that, and it is only for T-Mobile and AT&T Android phones.  In case you are unfamiliar with Vonage Mobile, it lets customers make VoIP calls using a Wi-Fi network, reducing the cost for international calling.  The only thing left to do is wait and leaving comments will pass the time quickly.


UPDATE: Press release after the break! Free domestic calls over WiFi as an added bonus.

Vonage VoIP Apps Now Available for T-Mobile and AT&T Android Phones

Vonage Delivers Worldwide Calling Savings to T-Mobile and AT&T Android Users

HOLMDEL, N.J., April 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of high-quality voice and messaging services over broadband networks, today announced the expansion of its Vonage Mobile offerings to AT&T and T-Mobile devices that use the Android mobile operating system.

Vonage Mobile will be available to download for AT&T and T-Mobile Android devices at www.vonage.com later today and is already available for iPhone(R), BlackBerry(R) and iPod touch(R) devices. Vonage Mobile customers enjoy high-quality, outbound international calling over Wi-Fi and cellular networks as well as free domestic calls over Wi-Fi.

“We are focused on ensuring that our customers can enjoy all the benefits of their Vonage service from any location using any device that can access the Internet,” said Michael Tempora, senior vice president of product management. “We will continue to expand our offerings in 2010 to include a robust set of voice and messaging services that utilize Wi-Fi and 3G wireless networks.”

The Vonage Mobile application gives customers the flexibility to choose between Vonage World Mobile, which includes unlimited international calling to more than 60 countries, or Vonage Mobile Pay-Per-Use. Vonage Mobile Pay-Per-Use provides savings of more than 50% – compared to rates charged by wireless carriers – for calls to dozens of countries.

With Vonage Mobile, there are no access numbers or new phone numbers to give to friends and family. Customers simply enter an international number or select a contact from the existing contacts on a mobile device and hit send.

To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage_voice. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage.

*iPhone allows calls on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. BlackBerry allows calls over cellular networks. iPod touch allows calls over Wi-Fi networks. Service subject to minimum monthly usage fee, taxes and certain other fees. Forfeiture rules apply. See Terms of Service for details. There are important 911 limitations when using Vonage for Mobile service. See vonagemobile.com/tos for details.

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  • Cybersedan

    Have it on my N1, it’s not bad, forced closed a few times so far (and force closes are rare on my N1), the voice quality is ok, people could hear me fine but they sounded a little distant to me for some reason. Will continue to use and see if anything changes.

  • hammeedo

    I am currently using fring on my N1. It ties into your Skype account, so far it has been great.

  • Aldo

    I have Google Voice on my Nexus One . I also have my own google number . I use google voice to make international calls and I am very happy with it . This is good news for me as I make a lot of international phone calls and I would like to use Vonage on my N1. I love my N1 and I love Google . I will only buy google phones from now on . My next phone will probably be the Nexus 2 . I also hope very much that Google will buy Palm or at least HTC will buy Palm and that will put an en to the Apple lawsuit and make life easy for us Android lovers .

  • mikeeeee

    instead of all this 3rd party crap, why doesn’t t-mo just make a friggin’ UMA android available?

    if blackberry can make every device they have on t-mo UMA, what’s the big deal?

    • melanie

      thats what i said too.

    • melanie

      thats what i said too.

    • Seamus

      unfortunately while UMA is one of my favorite offerings from T-Mobile handsets it isn’t a feature that appeals to the masses. I doubt we’ll see T-Mobile push manufacturers to put it in any future devices, though I think it should be a standard feature on all their high-end devices.

  • David

    I’ll give this a try. If anyone can answer my question, Voxofon is the same as Vonage correct? Using wifi/data plan to make international calls.

    • bengaltiger

      Hello David,

      Voxofon and vonage is no way the same thing. Infact, if you were to compare, Vonage and Skype(Fring for other user, skype for Verizon user) are same. Since they uses VOIP Technology. Calls are made through WIFI or 3G. I have found their rates to be higher (depending on the place you are calling offcourse). Voxofon can be compared somewhat with Google Voice. Since both of these two services utilizes your phone and makes a call (which consumes your allocated minute). However, I have found Voxofon to be much cheaper in any place. For example, I call in Bangladesh. Vonage and Google Voice, the rate is 9 cents a min. Skype is 12 cents a min. But using Voxofon, its marely 3 cents a min. Every feature has its ups and downs. but say if you have unlimited calling plans, I would go with Voxofon for now. Until other service provider lowers their price.

      Hope this helps.

  • cat

    now all we need is a good android device on tmoble and please no one even talk about the mytouch slide rip off.

    • StevenG

      Nexus One.

  • StevenG

    It doesn’t seem to work with speaker phone.

  • Tmobile will NO LONGER offer UMA devices! @ mikeeee

    • Outlander

      If they will no longer support UMA, why do they not come straight out and say so, if they did, one could change to AT&T and Femtocell to get some of the same advantages where there are no coverage.
      T-Mobile have been abandoning the UMA slowly over the last years, jet they do not have the guts to say so.
      It is time they clarify the way they plan to solve the alternatives for their lack of coverage and if there is going to be any possibilities of anything replacing UMA.

      End of waiting, will vote with my 5 lines to whatever serves best.


  • Robert

    Sounds nice to deal with cellular weak areas. However $24.99 steep if not likely to use international calling. How much is rate for the pay as you go monthly? Looking on the vonage mobile site only mentions price for unlimited international plan.

    • NiiDiddy

      i agree. there are better priced, with good voice quality apps out there for Android. Rebtel has one and Pingo also…for international calls. for me, i dont worry about nationwide calls, because i have unlimited voice plan.

  • wobe

    Using Skype on my cliq, the old fashion way, have my skype number as a favorite (unlimited minutes), call that number, get to skype and use that for my calls all over the world, well mainly europe, so that means no charges for these calls

  • John

    For everyone saying tmobile needs a good android phone, the Nexus one is currently the best Android phone on the market, it’s a beautiful phone, get it… now.

  • jared

    this sucks because i have an android phone but its from sprint and no sprint users will be included in this offer, maybe vonage should re-think it and add it for sprint as well

  • jared

    this sucks because i have an android phone but its from sprint and no sprint users will not be included in this offer, maybe vonage should re-think it and add it for sprint as well

  • I am not yet a T-mobile customer. Sprint has my wallet till the nd of July. Then I am going to switch. I a vey much looking forward to dumping my crappy palm and getting my Android phone. So at this point I am an Android virgin.

    Regarding the skype application for Verizon, though that all android applications were interchangeable as long as it was an Android OS?

    Is this not the case with Skype?