Add this to your list of Android apps that lighten your financial burden of making long-distance calls. Vopium just released their mobile calling app to the Android platform and it packs some useful features. You can make international calls that save up to 90% on what you would normally pay. For example, here’s what the rates from the US to the UK are per minute:
Call any mobile USD 0.18
Call any landline USD 0.03
SMS USD 0.11
Not only that, calls to other Vopium OR Skype users are free! The app also includes a built in IM client that supports most of the popular chat protocols (gtalk, msn, yahoo, skype, aim, icq, and twitter). Vopium is not limited to Android either, as they have apps for other popular mobile operating systems. So feel free to make cheap calls to your non-Android family and friends as well. Hit the jump to read the full press release and grab the QR code to try it out.
COPENHAGEN, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — With the latest version of Vopium for Android, users can make free calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data networks. Vopium automatically finds the lowest call rate on your mobile phone. International calls are made using Vopium’slow-rate server, while calls to local mobile phones are cheapest using local mobile providers. Vopium also offers an instant messaging feature, allowing users to chat on Facebook and Windows Live Messenger. Vopium is currently offering 15 minutes of free calls worldwide.
Vopium has improved its Android application and is now offering free calls to other mobile phones with Vopium on either Wi-Fi or mobile data networks.
Vopium features an advanced built-in phone function, which always finds the lowest rate for calls and text messages on your Android mobile phone- either via regular calls on your mobile, 3G or Wi-Fi network. International calls, for example, are made over Vopium’s servers to the overseas mobile phone.
“Calls to other Vopium or Skype users are free using Wi-Fi and 3G data networks, while calls to local landlines from an Android phone using Wi-Fi or data networks cost only a few cents with Vopium. Finally, if you call a local mobile phone number, the application will use your own mobile phone provider, since it offers the lowest rate,” says Tanveer Sharif, CEO at Vopium.
Vopium is already very popular among Android users and is downloaded more than 1,000 times every day from Android Market. Vopium was even elected as the ‘Essential Android App 2010’ by the major tech site CNET.com.
International calls at the lowest rates
With Vopium, calls to landline and mobile phones are offered at a very low rate, even if they do not have Vopium installed. Rates include calls to any landline or mobile phone in Thailand for just under three cents plus the local mobile rate – working out at about the same cost as a local call.
“Setting up an account is very simple, and you can easily chat with your Facebook friends and contacts on Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo, ICQ and Twitter,” says Tanveer Sharif.
15 minutes of free worldwide calls
Vopium is currently offering 15 minutes of free calls to all new users, which is a great opportunity to try out the application on an Android mobile phone or one of the more than 900 other supported mobile phones. To get started, log ontohttp://www.vopium.com and enter your mobile phone number.
Vopium has been tested on several of the most popular Android phones such as HTC Desire, HTC Legend and Motorola Milestone/Droid.