September 22, 2010 10:00 ET
Paltalk Announces Flat-Rate International Mobile VoIP Solution Connecting 39 Countries for Less Than $30 per Month
First Offering in a Series of Mobile VoIP Solutions Planned by Vumber for Release Over the Next Quarter
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) - Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, today announced that users will be able to make unlimited international phone calls through Vumber, Paltalk's virtual phone number service. Users will be able to call 39 countries for a flat rate of $29.95 per month.
Vumber's flat rate is the first in a series of mobile-VoIP solutions planned for release by Paltalk over the next quarter in a market that is primed for massive growth. According to a Frost & Sullivan report that was issued in May of this year, the next five years will see a huge spike in the demand for mobile VoIP services -- from $605.8 million in 2008 to $29.57 billion worldwide by 2015.
"Because of new advancements and ubiquity of Mobile VoIP technology, we can now start offering our users a much more affordable way of connecting with their friends and family," said Jason Katz, CEO of Paltalk. "The number one priority is to seek out new technologies like mobile VoIP to easily and affordably connect our users with friends and family, as well as seamlessly integrate these advancements into our existing offerings."
Vumber is a virtual phone number service which enables subscribers to choose an additional phone number that can be linked to any existing phone line. This allows customers to make calls while maintaining the privacy of their phone numbers. Paltalk acquired Vumber in November 2009.
New users will be able to purchase via vumber.com and current Paltalk users will be able to purchase via their account management login. For more information about the Vumber flat-rate plan or to sign up, please visit http://www.vumber.com.
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.
Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns eleven patents which cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, and ICQ and is available as a free download.
For more information, please visit: http://www.paltalk.com.