January 19, 2011 10:23 ET
Paltalk Introduces Vumber, a Full-Featured Mobile VOIP App
Paltalk Mobile Application Gives Users the Freedom to Add Multiple Lines and Make Affordable Calls Through a Wi-Fi Network, Without Wasting Plan Minutes
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 70 million downloads, today announced the release of its Vumber Mobile application. Vumber allows iOS device users to place calls through Wi-Fi and add multiple lines to their cell phone, enabling them to separate business calls from personal calls, etc. from a single device.
Vumber App users can place calls over WiFi from their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, to anywhere in the world, for only $9.95 per month through Vumber. Customers are still required to maintain a carrier plan, but they can limit the amount of minutes on their plan to save money. The app is available for free from the iTunes store (http://bit.ly/f54Lpf) and an app for android phones and tablets will be available by the end of the first quarter.
"The days of being tethered to one's home or office phone line and being forever associated with a single phone number are long gone. Consumers are more mobile than ever and their ability to access and share information has never been more rapid. As the convergence between telecommunications and wireless technology continues to play out, we believe that Paltalk is capable of providing its users with the tools necessary to stay connected in the most effortless, economical and convenient fashion," said Jason Katz, CEO, Paltalk. "The Vumber Mobile app further validates this effort as consumers now have the freedom to make phone calls anytime, anywhere, both national and international, from a variety of mobile devices as long as there is a WiFi connection, for a fraction of the cost."
Major features of the Vumber Mobile app include:
- Turn your iPod into a phone -- Sign up for a free 30 day trial and use your iPod as a phone from any Wi-Fi connection, from any location in the world.
- Multiple Lines -- With Vumber you can add as many numbers as you would like to your account. Once you've done this -- it's as simple as pressing the phone icon to choose which number people see when you call them.
- Easy access to voicemail -- Simply dial 1# from the app for instant access to your voice messages.
- Wi-Fi & 3G calling -- Stop worrying about bad reception and don't waste your cell plan minutes by dialing with your Vumber.
- Visual Speed Dial -- View speed dial contacts in an easy-to-use grid. Add a picture to each one for a quick and intuitive interface.
Vumber is a virtual, disposable phone number service that lets subscribers choose an additional phone number that can be linked to any existing phone. This allows customers to make calls while maintaining the privacy of their phone numbers. Vumber is often used by small businesses that need to have separate lines for business and personal calls, but rather than having two cell phones can now have multiple numbers on a single device. Paltalk acquired the company in November 2009.
The Vumber Mobile app will continue to add functionality designed to provide users with a complete mobile communications experience via WiFi networks. The next update will feature SMS functionality, enabling users to text one person or groups of people at a time from any of the virtual numbers stored in their app. Users will also be able to update social network channels like Twitter through the app via SMS. For more information about the Vumber Mobile Application, 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 13 patents that 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.