SOURCE: C2Call GmbH

C2Call GmbH

December 01, 2011 08:00 ET

C2Call Adds New Features to FriendCaller for Android™

Android Users Receive a Real Phone Number With Caller ID to Support Texting/SMS and Direct Inward Dialing; the Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) App Now Features Chinese Language Support

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - C2Call, the pioneer for Java-based VoIP calls via the browser, today announced several enhancements to FriendCaller for Android™ including the addition of a real phone number that enables users to send and receive text messaging (SMS) and Direct Inward Dialing (DID) incoming calls with Caller ID.

"We are pleased to reach yet another important milestone in the development of FriendCaller for Android," said Michael Knecht, CTO of FriendCaller developer C2Call GmbH. "By adding a real phone number, we are responding to a emerging trend among users who have the desire for an all-in-one Voice-over-IP app which effectively turns non-phone devices such as an Android tablet into a mobile phone, or adds a second line to an Android smart phone. With FriendCaller users can place video and voice calls, or send and receive texts using their own phone number, from wherever they are, whether it is on their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer."

FriendCaller leverages a unique cross-platform, cloud-hosted technology to support the innovative features that are available with its latest version of FriendCaller for Android including:

  • A real phone number with Caller ID that can receive incoming calls from U.S. and international phone numbers, and texting from U.S. phone numbers, at no charge
  • The ability to verify the mobile or landline phone number and all text calls
  • The ability to send and receive texts (SMS) or receive DID calls or to any U.S. or international mobile phone number
  • Free video calls and voice calls, with integrated echo-cancellation from Android smart phones and tablets and via all popular desktop browsers
  • An enhanced user interface with sophisticated dial assistance when calling internationally
  • The ability to earn free minutes that can be used to dial U.S. and international phone numbers by watching short video clips from FriendCaller sponsors
  • Availability on more than 700 different Android-based devices and all popular desktop browsers

The latest version of FriendCaller for Android also features Chinese language support and a "super offer wall" where users can download the latest apps and earn free minutes and texts/SMS.

Availability

FriendCaller for Android is currently available via the Android Market, for Apple iOS platforms including iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, for the Nokia S40 platform, and via the FriendCaller WebPhone and Facebook app.

About C2Call

C2Call is the first company to offer free VoIP phone calls to anyone, without the need to download software or register. C2Call's FriendCaller is the first and only WebPhone solution that lets anyone make a free call by clicking a link sent via email, IM, social networks, blog or website. C2Call was founded in 2008 by CEO Martin Feuerhahn and CTO Michael Knecht, founders of Actai Networks, the mobile Internet solutions development company. Investors in C2Call include Bill Draper, an early Skype investor.

For more information visit www.FriendCaller.com.

Apple, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks, iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other registered trademarks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Suzanne Collier
    Suzanne Collier Public Relations
    Phone: + 1 714 572 1498
    Email: Email Contact

    Company contact:
    Martin Feuerhahn
    FriendCaller @ PlugnPlay TechCenter Sunnyvale, Calif.
    C2Call GmbH, Werl, Germany
    Phone: +1 408 364 6636
    Email Contact