Vonage Mobile® brings together the most popular features of mobile communications into one simple, holistic and multi-functional app and is one of the most comprehensive over-the-top (OTT) communications apps available for iOS and Android™ devices. With Vonage Mobile®, there is no need for users to continue using different apps for different communications needs. In addition to offering free high-definition calling, texting, photo sharing, video calling, video messaging and video voicemail app-to-app worldwide, Vonage Mobile® users can also make low cost calls to any phone number in the world. Vonage Mobile®’s rates are at least 70 percent less than standard international rates charged by major U.S. mobile carriers. The app works over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G, and users do not need to be a Vonage home phone service customer to enjoy the benefits of Vonage Mobile®; it can be used no matter the carrier (data rates apply). The app doesn’t force users to change their calling habits and utilizes the users’ existing mobile identity, so friends and family know who is calling. Vonage Mobile® continues to be an all-in-one solution for voice, video and texting worldwide.
In 2013, Vonage introduced video calling and video messaging to its Vonage Mobile® App, allowing users to stay in touch face-to-face and personalize their communication experience. Today 1 out of 3 calls made to another Vonage Mobile® user is a video call. Video messaging expands on a regular voicemail by enabling users to record and leave a video message for other Vonage Mobile® users any time, making Vonage Mobile® the first consumer mobile application to offer the option to seamlessly leave a video message when a voice call goes unanswered. Vonage Mobile® is also the first to provide video calling based on WebRTC (real-time communication), which allows seamless video calling between different devices such as a mobile phone, desktop PC, TV or any other platforms. Video calling and messaging have given Vonage Mobile® customers even more ways to communicate with their friends and family worldwide for free.
In 2014, Vonage introduced its patented ReachMe™ Roaming feature, currently available in the U.S. for Android users who have service with GSM carriers, which allows U.S. travelers to receive free incoming calls to their existing cell phone numbers when connected to Wi-Fi anywhere in the world. With ReachMe™ Roaming, family, friends and business associates simply call the traveler’s cell number to connect. There is no need to remember additional access numbers or provide a new phone number. Combined with Vonage Mobile®’s free outbound calling to all U.S. phone numbers, U.S. users can now enjoy seamless, two-way communication at no cost using their existing mobile phone numbers while traveling abroad.
The ReachMe™ Roaming feature is easy to turn on when traveling. App users simply select “ReachMe Roaming” from the app’s settings to activate the service. All inbound calls to the traveler will ring within the app over Wi-Fi. If travelers are unavailable or outside of the Wi-Fi area, missed calls go directly to Vonage Mobile® voicemail where the caller can choose to leave audio or video voicemails that are delivered once the user is back on Wi-Fi.
Most recently, Vonage has given the Vonage Mobile® app an update that brings the complete feature set to the iPad, including off-net calling, text messaging, video chat and video messaging. Now users can communicate directly from their tablets over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G while continuing to multi-task with their favorite apps. Vonage Mobile® can also now run on multiple devices concurrently using a single account. With the update, calls to the app will ring to all registered devices simultaneously, giving users the added convenience of being able to answer calls on either their smartphones or iPads.