VoX to roll out VoIP app for Android phones, promises video app soon

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Wholesale VoIP services provider VoX Communications has developed a mobile app for use on all Android mobile phones, moving out of the shadow of companies like fring and Nimbuzz, which it previously relied upon to deliver its mobile VoIP application to an Android device.

The new app means users can install a VoX app directly on an Android tablet or smartphone via a download. VoX previously partnered with Nimbuzz in January on an iPhone app; it says it will launch its Android app in the Android Market within 30 days.

"We believe that this venue will give our VoIP services unprecedented exposure, as this App will be available to over 50 million Android smart phones in the U.S. alone," said Mark Richards, CIO of Pervasip, which owns VoX.

The app has features that, Richards said, gives VoX an advantage over some other apps, including Skype. The VoX app, for example, makes the VoIP service available in the phone's primary dialer with a single touch, meaning you won't have to sign on each time you use it. You can also set it to automatically register with VoX when Wi-Fi is turned on, or keep it registered for 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi; to maximize battery life, it can be set to register only when a call is made.

Richards said the company also plans to add video calling to the product by the end of the year, enabling video calling between an Android phone and an Ojo Vision video phone.

"As a nimble development technology company, we intend to produce a tablet video app that brings a product superior to Facetime to the Android Market," he said.

Mobile VoIP plans start at $4.95. VoX also offers 500 minutes for $9.95, and $29.95 for unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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