SOURCE: C2Call GmbH

C2Call GmbH

August 11, 2011 12:38 ET

C2Call Boosts FriendCaller Platform With the Addition of Video Calling, Texting and a Real Phone Number to FriendCaller Pro

The World's First All-in-One VoIP Communications Service for the iPhone and All Popular Browsers

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - C2Call, the pioneer for cloud hosted browser and mobile VoIP solutions, today announced the upgrade of its Apple iPhone® app FriendCaller Pro. FriendCaller Pro is the world's first all-in-one VoIP service to support video calling, voice calling and texting, while providing users with a real phone number for sending and receiving texts (SMS) and incoming calls with Caller ID.

"Last year, FriendCaller Pro achieved first place as the top grossing social networking app on iTunes. This provided the resources we needed to move on to our next development phase. After surveying our users concerning their preferences, we learned that they desire an easy to use video and voice calling solution that works everywhere, and provides them with their own phone number for texting and calling," said Martin Feuerhahn, CEO of FriendCaller developer C2Call GmbH. "We see this as an emerging trend for users with multiple devices; the iPhone is not the only device that is generating healthy usage -- FriendCaller is becoming increasingly popular among users of the iPad, the iPod touch, Android phones, tablets and desktop computers."

"Within the mobile app market, users can choose from a variety of applications that support video calling, texting, low cost phone calls and even a second phone line. However, users were required to leverage multiple apps and user IDs, while managing separate accounts for each app," said Michael Knecht, CTO of C2Call. "Now, with FriendCaller Pro, all of this functionality is supported by the all-in-one app which effectively turns non-phone devices such as an iPod touch or iPad into a mobile phone, or adds a second line to an iPhone. By giving our users a real phone number, they can place and receive calls, and send and receive texts just like on a cell phone. They can even sign in with their Facebook account or email address -- VoIP communication has never been simpler."

New features available with the latest version of FriendCaller Pro include:

  • Free video calls for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and all popular desktop browsers
  • The ability to send texts (SMS) to any U.S. or international mobile phone number
  • 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
  • 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

Availability
FriendCaller Pro with Video calling is currently available via the iTunes Store for Apple® iPhone®, iPod Touch®, and iPad™ devices. The Android™ Video call version will be available next month.

About C2Call

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. C2Call's investors include successful venture capitalist Bill Draper, an early Skype investor, and the HTGF, Germany's leading seed VC.

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 @ Plug and Play Tech Center Sunnyvale, Calif.
    C2Call GmbH, Werl, Germany
    Phone: +1 408 364 6636
    Email Contact