Vonage Mobile Takes "Leave a Message" to a Whole New Level with a Unique Video
First to Offer Users a Video Message Option When an Audio Call Goes Unanswered
HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013
HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov.13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Mobile^® has introduced a
new video messaging feature that provides users with the option to easily
leave a video message instead of a traditional voicemail when an audio call to
another app user goes unanswered. Vonage Mobile is the first communications
app to offer this option.
The number of people leaving and listening to voicemail has declined
significantly over the past several years^1 as people have become frustrated
with the voicemail process and defaulted to text messaging. While texting is
an effective way to get a message to someone, texts lack emotion. Vonage
Mobile's unique video messaging functionality provides a fresh and convenient
way to leave a message that brings a user's voice to life in a manner that is
interesting and fun for the recipient.
"When you call friends and family, reaching their voicemail is disappointing,
and leaving one can be ineffective," said Grady Leno, vice president of
Product Management, Mobile Services for Vonage. "But there's something about
getting a video message that peaks curiosity and compels people to view it, so
your message can break through voicemail indifference and engage the
recipient. We believe our video voicemail functionality will give people a
reason to look forward to leaving and receiving 'voicemail'."
A Closer Look at Video Messaging
Vonage Mobile users can leave ^ video messages for friends and family who are
also app users from anywhere in the world, even when time, distance and missed
calls keep them from sharing life experiences in the moment. Vonage Mobile's
video messaging feature also includes the ability to:
oCreate and send video messages when a video call is unanswered
oSend video messages that are created in the app or from the phone's video
oSave video messages received to their video library
oRecord messages up to 60 seconds long
About the Vonage Mobile App
Vonage Mobile remains one of the most comprehensive over-the-top (OTT)
communications apps available for iOS and Android™ devices, delivering
high-quality, free^2 app-to-app voice, video and messaging communications
across Wi-Fi and data networks worldwide.
Additional features include:
oFree^2 photo and location sharing with other Vonage Mobile users worldwide
oUltra low-cost international long-distance calling to any phone in more
than 200 countries
oIn-app purchase of long-distance calling credits
oSeamless use of existing mobile phone identity and contact list
oHands-free calling using Bluetooth™
For more information about Vonage Mobile, please visit www.vonagemobile.com.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting
individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves
approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable
communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use
for both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited
calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting,
call forwarding and visual voicemail - for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage
Mobile app is a free downloadable app for iPhone® and Android™ that lets users
talk, text and video chat worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the
app. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national
retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to
customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a
registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC., owned by Vonage America Inc.
To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a
fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit
^1Vonage saw an 8% drop in voicemail messages left and a 14% drop in voicemail
retrievalsyear over year (July 2012).
^2 Data rates may apply.
Contact: Jo Ann Tizzano, Vonage, 732-365-1363, email@example.com
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