- Provides free worldwide app-to-app Wi-Fi calling and messaging
- Offers unlimited worldwide U.S. calling plan with a U.S. number for $9.99 per year
- Includes low-priced unlimited international calling plans for select countries
- Gives users the ability to purchase phone numbers from 50+ countries
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and NETANYA, Israel, May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- magicJack VocalTec, Ltd (NASDAQ:CALL, news, filings), a leading cloud-based communications company, today announced the launch of its new magicJack Connect app for iOS and Android. The magicJack Connect app offers users free worldwide Wi-Fi app-to-app calling & messaging. The app also offers an unlimited U.S. calling plan which allows subscribers to call the U.S. from anywhere in the world plus receive a U.S. phone number for only $9.99 per year.
With in-app purchase capability, other offers available on the magicJack Connect app include unlimited international calling plans for as low as $6.99 per month from select countries, the ability to purchase local phone numbers from over 50 countries, and the ability to purchase international calling credits for consumers that prefer pay-as-you go options.
MagicJack Connect can connect virtually anyone in the world with a WiFi enabled smartphone so a data network plan is never required. MagicJack Connect also boasts superior voice quality due to the wideband codec it utilizes. The app incorporates fully redundant cloud based topology and back-end configuration to reduce the risk of service interruptions.
With the growth of ubiquitous WiFi networks providing free or ultra-low cost access and the growing proliferation of iOS and Android devices worldwide, MJ Connect provides an opportunity for consumers to radically lower their cost for talk and text service.
U.S. consumers that travel internationally for business or pleasure will be able to purchase the unlimited U.S. calling plan to dramatically cut their phone bills while they are abroad. Consumers with a carrier contract can also use the app to add a secondU.S. number to any iOS or Android phone for personal or business use with unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"The new MJ Connect makes it easy for people all over the world to connect by offering free worldwide Wi-Fi calling and messaging with crystal clear voice quality,'' said Gerald Vento CEO of magicJack. "We also continue with our outstanding value proposition of offering unlimited U.S. calling globally plus a U.S. phone number for only $9.99 per year. We estimate that U.S.consumers traveling internationally who take advantage of this offer will be saving money within the first few hours of their trip abroad."
About magicJack VocalTec Ltd.
magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ:CALL), the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in Voice over IP (VoIP) technology and services, is a leading cloud communications company. With its easy-to-use, low cost solution for telecommunications, the Company has sold more than 11 million award-winning magicJack devices, now in its fifth generation, has millions of downloads of its free calling app, and holds more than 30 technology patents, magicJack is the largest-reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) inthe United States in terms of area codes available and number of states in which it is certified.
In March 2016, magicJack VocalTec Ltd. acquired Broadsmart, a leading hosted UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service) provider for medium-to-large multi-location enterprise customers. Broadsmart has a track record of designing, provisioning and delivering complex UCaaS solutions to blue chip corporate customers on a nationwide basis. Broadsmart has expertise in servicing enterprises with hundreds-to-thousands of locations.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements about our launch of the magicJack Connect app, the various options that the magicJack Connect app offers, the scope and costs associated with the magicjJack Connect app, and our belief that the magicJack Connect app provides an opportunity for consumers to lower their cost for talk and text service. Many factors could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things: our ability to successfully monetize our magicJack Connect app and market it globally; our customer turnover rate and our customer acceptance rate; changes to our business resulting from increased competition; changes in general economic, business, political and regulatory conditions; availability and costs associated with operating our network and business and our ability to control costs; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation, or from changes in the laws, regulations or policies; the degree of legal protection afforded to our products; and the various other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors, among others, could have a material adverse effect upon our business, results of operations and financial condition. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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