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Nimbuzz releases VoIP calling for Android!

December 17th, 2009

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New Nimbuzz for Android is OUT! [download link]

The brand new Nimbuzz update delivers high quality VoIP calls to all Android users!  Now you can call your friends for free on Nimbuzz, Skype, Google, Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger (MSN) direct from your Android-powered mobile!

Here is the complete list of new features and improvements:

  • Free VoIP calls – enjoy the best call quality available!
  • In-call new options – Mute and Speaker
  • Faster login – we have reduced the time taken to start the application and load all your contacts

We also improved Android 2.0 support and “smashed” a few bugs (thanks to your feedback) !

Please remember that the quality of the calls and the time of the login are influenced by your internet connection. In order to fully enjoy the best mobile messenger for Android, we recommend you use a fast mobile internet connection.

You can download Nimbuzz for Android via www.nimbuzz.com or via Android Market by searching for “Nimbuzz”. If you prefer to use your QR code scanner application just scan the image below to find Nimbuzz in the Android Market:

nimbuzz bar code for android market

As always, feedback is always welcome and feel free to contact us via TwitterFacebook or in the comment section below  :) !

Poll Results: International Phone Calls

September 15th, 2009

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Thanks for your votes at the last poll. Half of you spend more than an hour on international calls each month. That can be a costly activity with South African telephony rates. Hopefully these will come down soon especially now the media (did you see Carte Blanche on Sunday?) is focussing on this subject.
I read an article this morning in Venturebeat that Mobile VOIP is driving net neutrality. A few interesting things in this article are:

“Making telephone calls (that have the same quality as a landline) over Wi-Fi takes up, on average, 24-32 Kbps. An HD voice call made via WiFi takes around 22- 96Kbps. The difference, you can see, is negligible.

HD voice, for those new to the concept, is telephone voice quality similar to digital or FM radio. Regular telephone quality, using this analogy, is akin to listening to AM radio while you drive under a bridge.

So while mobile VoIP appears to pose a challenge to the $692.6 billion global mobile voice market, there’s also a huge market opportunity for carriers. Data usage would rise dramatically, helping offset any loss in mobile voice minutes. Consumers, meanwhile, would have a superior telephone quality with HD voice.

Mass-market mobile messaging solutions that aggregate popular instant messaging and social network communities are pioneering the way. Some, like Nimbuzz, are offering one-click access to instant messaging and mobile VoIP calls with HD voice quality.

Nimbuzz users make more than 200 million VoIP calls each year, and the company is growing at a rate of one million users per month. This clearly demonstrates a demand for VoIP/HD voice. And, like Skype in the early days of VoIP, small companies focusing on it are growing at exponential rates.”

Wi-Fi in the Sky! Call, chat and message with Nimbuzz in the clouds!

May 20th, 2009

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Wi-Fi in the Sky is the next big thing! (or so they say)

Each day, our lives become more and more mobile, and we need to always be available to our family, friends or business contacts.

The latest buzz in the blogosphere is the project of introducing a Wi-Fi connection, in the airplanes. This will result in complete and “always on” presence online for the ones that need it (like me ).

For U.S. we already have dates when Wi-Fi will be available for most of the travelers.

“AirTran Airways will equip all of its 136 planes with Wi-Fi by the end of July 2009.”
“Delta Air Lines, which operates more than 1,000 planes, and American Airlines, with more than 600 jets, are rolling the service out over the next year (2010).” [LAtimes]

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Cheap global calling with Dial-Up VOIP – South Africa

May 14th, 2009

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We South Africans spend billions on international calls and a large part of that is to the millions of friends and family members who live overseas. With as many cell-phones as people (yes….48 million!!!) and nearly 10 times more cell-phones than landlines, these calls are generally with the mobile phone. But you do not need to sacrifice mobility to experience cheaper calling – on the go.

Imagine being able to call a close friend living far away, during a night out with friends, to tell him how much you all miss him – for the same costs as calling a friend who is just up the street! Even, the other way around, whilst traveling calling your friends and telling them what a great time you are having.

By using Nimbuzz on your cell phone you can save half or more on your phone bill with DIAL-UP VOIP!!!!

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