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SERVICE: Barablu sees significant growth for its free VoIP-service for mobile devices
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 28.03.06 - 14:16:05 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12759x
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Barablu, the free calls community, yesterday announced a strong customer demand for its newly launched free calls and text Mobile-to-Mobile (Wi-Fi enabled) service, which has spread to 96 countries in just two months. The company believes that the growth is driven by the global growth of Wi-Fi enabled mobiles, smartphone devices and the customer demand for free services. With the Internet voice going mobile, usage prices are falling and even free, revolutionizing the current high pricing structures of global mobile operators.

Barablu is the first company in the world to offer a free calls and text Mobile-to-Mobile (Wi-Fi enabled) service for its users. The service uses Wi-Fi networks and is currently available on four types of (mobile) devices:

  • Windows Mobile Smartphone (with Wi-Fi support) and Nokia 9300i and 9500
    Barablu from Mobile is all about being able to use Barablu while on the move. You don’t have to be in front of your PC or next to your Broadband phone to use Barablu—download the Barablu dialer on your mobile (Wi-Fi enabled) just like you did on your PC and then you’re ready to take Barablu on the road!
    You can also use Barablu World, MyNumber and Barablu Chat from your mobile just like you would from your PC. And, yes, you can call all other Barablu users on their mobiles (Wi-Fi enabled), broadband phones or PCs for free!
  • Windows Mobile Pocket PC
    Barablu for Pocket PC enables you to use Barablu on the go. Yes, you get the option to use it from a mobile (Wi-Fi enabled), PC, IP phone and even from a Pocket PC. Select the brand of your Pocket PC and download the dialer. Connect to Wi-Fi and you're ready to make free voice calls and chat no matter where you are!
    You can also use all the features of Barablu from your Pocket PC including free voicemail, online presence, contact list, global directory , Barablu World and MyNumber . And, yes, you can call all other Barablu users on their Pocket PCs, mobiles (Wi-Fi enabled), IP phones or PCs for free!
  • Windows PC
    Calling your friends around the world is easy. You need to have Barablu dialer downloaded and installed on your computer and whoever you want to call also needs to be registered with Barablu and have the dialer downloaded on his PC, mobile (Wi-Fi enabled) or have Barablu Broadband Telephony. As soon as you Login to the dialer, you can find all your friends who are also using Barablu using the Global Directory. Add them to your list and start talking to them for free. You can even import your contacts from Yahoo and Outlook mail directly into the Barablu dialler. With its superior sound quality, Barablu is the next best thing to actually being there.

The Nokia E60 service will be available soon and more handsets will be added later during the year.

Baskaran Allirajah, Managing Director of Barablu, comments: "Consumers around the world are constantly looking for cheaper, even free and easy-to-use services. We are meeting this demand by offering similar PC based IP services as Skype, but extending the service to Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones as well. These are quad band phones, which can connect to either a conventional cellular service or a Wi-Fi network."

Founded in 2005, Barablu is the world's first free calls and text mobile-to-mobile community. It offers user-friendly and advanced IP communications services using VoIP WLAN technology. Its users include both businesses and individuals, who are looking for best-of-breed and useful communication solutions, which best support their work and private lifestyle. The service includes free calls from mobiles, PDAs, PCs and IP phones along with Instant Messaging between mobiles, PDAs and PCs.

Barablu's "MyNumber" offers the individual control and management of their own telephone number anywhere in the world, as well as free incoming mobile calls when roaming.

Cheers ~ Arne

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