Voxofon Releases Enhancements to BlackBerry 10 App

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HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voxofon, a rapidly growing provider of over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services, today announced enhancements to its app for the BlackBerry 10 platform, including a user interface designed specifically for BlackBerry Q10 and Q5 devices. Immediately available through the BlackBerry World app store, Voxofon BB10 edition 4.0 delivers free app-to-app calls and texts, inexpensive international calling, and affordable SMS messaging to connect both smartphone and feature phone users.

While other OTT voice and messaging services focus on supporting only on a few popular devices and look beyond BlackBerry, Voxofon's strategy is to provide true cross-platform capabilities. Voxofon's apps can be used for international and domestic voice and messaging on virtually any connected device, including smartphones, PCs, tablets and landlines. It is the only solution to offer everything needed to stay in touch no matter what the situation.

"When we launched Voxofon for BlackBerry 10 this summer, the feedback was very positive and we want BlackBerry's users to know that we consider them to be an important part of the Voxofon community," said Julia Goloshubina, Vice President, Products. "Beyond optimizing the user interface for BlackBerry Q10 and Q5 devices, this enhancement adds support for Voice over IP calling over WiFi and enables free app-to-app calling through the BB10 app."

Voxofon's WiFi calling capabilities are particularly powerful for users who travel, do not have a voice plan or who do not want to use voice plan minutes, and those in countries whose regulations do not allow local access numbers. It also allows free calling between Voxofon users.

Voxofon for BlackBerry 10 enables users to send messages to others who do not have smartphones by using SMS, even if the Voxofon user doesn't have an SMS plan. SMS replies are sent within the Voxofon app. Typically receiving an SMS without a plan incurs a charge, but receiving the reply within the Voxofon app is free. In addition, the entire conversation is easily followed because it is contained within one app.

BlackBerry users can download Voxofon for BlackBerry app at http://voxofon.com/blackberry/ or from the BlackBerry World app store at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/230/.

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About Voxofon

Voxofon, a provider of OTT (over-the-top) voice and messaging solutions, develops simple, easy-to-use apps (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry) that deliver free and low-cost calls and texts globally. Designed to enable both smartphone and feature phone users, Voxofon delivers a cloud-powered platform that makes it easy to have real-time communication with practically anyone in the world. Voxofon is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2008. For more information, please visit www.voxofon.com.

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