Vonage Announces Global Launch of Pay-Per-Call International App for iPhone with Direct Payment Through iTunes
HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
– Free Call to 100 Countries Available with Every Download for a Limited Time
– Time to Call(TM) Provides Dramatic Savings over Major Mobile Carriers for Callers in 87 Countries
Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) is making good on its promise to deliver low-cost, easy-to-use international calling on smartphones around the world. Time to Call(TM) is the first downloadable app that allows pay-per-call international dialing to more than 190 countries. The app, designed for iPhones, lets consumers make 15-minute international calls at a fraction of the cost of major mobile carriers with easy payment directly through iTunes.
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For a limited time, Vonage will provide a free international call, up to 15 minutes, to 100 countries. The free trial is available with any download, with no purchase necessary*. Time to Call launches globally today and is available for download in 87 iTunes stores.
“With the launch of Time to Call, Vonage has simplified the process of making affordable international calls for iPhone users around the globe,” said Marc Lefar, CEO of Vonage. “Not only does this service offer tremendous value for international callers dialing from their home countries, it also provides a great solution for international travelers who want to avoid the bill shock associated with international calls and roaming charges when they call back home. Time to Call requires far less effort than calling card services and other international calling plan options, and is substantially less expensive than dialing direct through a mobile carrier. It’s simple, fast and fair.”
With Time to Call, there’s no ongoing commitment and calling is quick and easy. After downloading the app, customers simply select the country they want to call, touch the Buy button and enter their iTunes credentials, then make the call either from their address book or by directly dialing the number.
Fifteen-minute calls to 100 countries range from $0.99 to $1.99; more than 90 additional countries can be called for flat rates ranging up to $9.99**. Calls to landlines AND mobile phones are the same rate. Time to Call users do not have to be Vonage home phone service [http://www.vonage.com/world-calling-plans/vonage-world ] subscribers. With easy payment through iTunes, there’s no hassle with credit cards, cash payments or going to the store to purchase calling cards.
Time to Call is the second recent offering that extends Vonage beyond home phone service into next-generation products including mobile.
Nearly 50 percent of all international calls worldwide originate from a mobile phone, according to TeleGeography(1). The market opportunity is huge and growing, and Time to Call meets the need with a simple and affordable pay-per-call service that requires no commitment or advance planning. Later this year, Vonage will introduce an Android(TM) version of the Time to Call app.
The Time to Call service works on Wi-Fi worldwide, and is also available for use on high-quality 3G wireless networks in U.S. and Canada. When used on 3G networks, carrier charges may apply if the user has a limited data plan.
For more information on Time to Call, please go to iTunes [http://itunes.apple.com/app/id415314949?ls=1&mt=8 ] or http://www.vonagemobile.com.
Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through broadband devices worldwide including smartphones. 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 voicemail – for one low monthly rate. Vonage service is sold on the web in the U.S. (http://www.vonage.com), Canada (http://www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom ( http://www.vonage.co.uk), and in more than 4,000 national and regional electronic and retail locations throughout the U.S.
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark and Time to Call(TM) is a trademark of Vonage Marketing L.L.C., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.
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* Limited time offer for first calls placed to landlines and mobile phones in any one of 100 countries using the Time to Call iPhone app. Free call offer expires one year from activation if not used. Eligible countries include: American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad And Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia.
**Taxes may apply.
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.
SOURCE: Vonage Holdings Corp.
CONTACT: Jennifer Holzapfel, Vonage