With the release of a new version of the Vonage Mobile app today, the company made a large advancement in the long standing war with Skype. While Vonage has struggled in recent years, they are upping the ante by promising rates around 70 percent cheaper than mobile carriers, and 30 percent cheaper than Skype. Those percentages are based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. In addition, Vonage is offering a limited time offer of free calls to any landline or mobile phone is the US, Canada or Puerto Rico for up to 3,000 minutes per month, according to the description in the Android market.
The app is free and you do not have to be a Vonage customer to use the app. Adding calling credit is simple through the Android market, using increments of $4.99 and $9.99.
The app works on Wi-Fi and 3G/4G worldwide, making it a true mobile VoIP provider. It will allow you to call or text current Vonage users for free. The app will use your existing contacts and will display a separate list of those current Vonage users who you can call or text for free. Vonage assures good international rates when calling anyone who has not yet downloaded the app. When you call someone, they will see your mobile number on their caller ID.
If you’d like to give the new and improved Vonage app a try, hit up the link below.