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 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.
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*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.