App now also features new photo and location sharing
HOLMDEL, N.J., May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) announced the extension of their free calling promotion on the Vonage Mobile® application. Calls made from the app from anywhere in the world to any phone in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico will continue to be free for a limited time (1, 2).
Additionally, Vonage has continually improved the Vonage Mobile app to enhance ease of use and performance. The most recent version of the app enables photo and location sharing (1). Vonage plans to provide additional features in the coming months, including Bluetooth™ functionality and a low-cost international roaming capability.
Vonage Mobile, the company's global calling and texting app for iPhone® and Android™, lets users make free high-definition calls and send free texts to other Vonage Mobile users worldwide. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G wireless data networks. When calling those who do not yet have the app, Vonage Mobile provides ultra-low cost international calling with rates that are on average 70% less than major mobile carriers and 30% less than Skype™ (3). Users can instantly add calling credit directly from the app through iTunes® or Android Market™ in increments of $4.99 and $9.99.
"The response Canadian consumers have had to Vonage Mobile is a testament to the improvements it makes upon current calling and texting solutions," said Nick Lazzaro, SVP, Product Development, Information Technology and Managing Director of Mobile Services at Vonage. "The enhancements we have already made to the app and the new capabilities we expect to add only further help meet the mobile communication needs of this expanding Vonage Mobile community."
(1) Data rates may apply.
(2) Limited time free calling offer to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services. Not to exceed 3000 minutes per month.
(3) Based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Comparison reflects published rates of leading mobile carriers in markets representing the majority of iPhone and Android users.
iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through mobile and broadband devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail — for one low monthly rate. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (www.vonage.co.uk).
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC., owned by Vonage America Inc.
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For further information:
Jennifer Holzapfel, +1-732-444-2585, Jennifer.Holzapfel@vonage.com; Kari Brownsberger, +1-312-329-3980, Kari@FinnPartners.com