VoIP startup Vonage is determined to continue challenging Skype and other VoIP incumbents, so today it issued new Android and iOS clients, replacing the previous iPhone offerings Time to Call and Vonage Mobile application for Facebook. Dubbed “Vonage Mobile,” the new program boasts up to 30 percent lower international per-minute calling rates compared to its rival Skype. This is based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Additionally, Vonage Mobile for Android offers as much as 70 percent lower rates compared to major wireless carriers.
Calling and texting other Vonage Mobile users or Vonage’s VoIP home or business customers is free, and outgoing calls are placed using the user’s existing cell phone number. You do not need to be a Vonage phone service customer to use the app. Calling credits are available for in-app purchase in increments of $4.99 and $9.99. Vonage Mobile is a free download for Android devices on Android Market in over a hundred countries. If you are interested in iOS version, check out a post at our parent site 9to5Mac.com.