HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voxofon, a rapidly growing provider of over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging services, today reported significant increases in every important business metric during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012. The company saw the number of cumulative downloads of its apps for international and domestic voice and messaging more than triple year over year in the first half while the number of weekly callers increased 136 percent.
Despite this booming growth, Voxofon has succeeded in maintaining service quality and profitability. The company has achieved a best-in-class 4.5 star user rating in iTunes and a 4.2 star rating in Google play. This positive customer experience is fueling top-line and bottom-line growth, with total credits purchased increasing 40 percent and profit up nearly 50 percent during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago.
"Connected consumers around the world are responding to our focus on simplicity and flexibility," said Alexey Goloshubin, CEO and co-founder of Voxofon. "Many people want to have a tool to talk and message their friends, relatives and business associates, some of whom have smartphones, others who have only feature phones, and yet others who need to be reached via traditional landlines or their PCs - and we are the best solution across all those platforms."
Data compiled by App Annie demonstrates Voxofon gaining traction around the world.
- Fastest Growing - Since the start of the year, Voxofon achieved the largest jump in download rank of any OTT provider of voice/messaging services. By climbing more than 150 places, Voxofon moved up faster than players such as T-Mobile's Bobsled, Telefónica's TU Me, Vonage Mobile, and Pinger.
- Global Penetration - As of June 30th, Voxofon was ranked among the 100 top-grossing iTunes Social Networking apps in 30 countries.
- Adoption in Key Markets - Voxofon achieved a top 25 ranking as a top-grossing Social Networking app in key countries such as Australia, Canada, Colombia, India, Israel and the United States.
- Leading Revenue Generator - In mid-June, Voxofon became the 14th top-grossing Social Networking app in iTunes.
Voxofon's apps can be used for international and domestic voice and messaging on virtually any connected device, including smartphones, PCs, tablets and landlines. With Voxofon's iOS app, even wifi-enabled music players such as the Apple iPod touch® can send and receive calls and text messages from friends, family and business associates around the world.
For the remainder of 2013, Voxofon is focused on optimizing the customer's experience by making its apps even easier to use, adding innovative features, enabling upcoming platforms like iOS 7, and scaling its operations to continue supporting the accelerated growth of new customers - all while delivering superb voice quality.
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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