|By Business Wire||
|June 18, 2014 09:07 AM EDT||
More than 20 million Americans will travel out of the country this summer, and they now have an easy and free way to stay in touch with friends and family back home – the new magicApp from magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), a leading cloud-based communications company. Thanks to magicApp’s simple over-the-top (OTT) technology, international travelers are no longer encumbered by high calling rates or the need to purchase special phones when heading overseas.
“magicJack users can always make free calls back to the U.S. and Canada plus anyone can instantly download the free magicApp for iOS or Android devices and call any other magicApp user worldwide for free,” said Timothy McDonald, COO, magicJack. “It’s the perfect travel tool for staying connected while sightseeing, backpacking or taking a cruise.”
With the U.S. and global economies on the rise, more and more Americans are planning to visit other countries this summer. In 2013, 19.75 million Americans traveled out of the country to South America, Mexico and overseas, and the numbers are projected to be even higher this year.*
Traditional mobile companies can levy substantial charges and fees for international service, which add up quickly and unnecessarily eats away at vacation budgets. Now, thanks to the free magicApp, travelers can call home without having to keep track of minutes or megabytes and free of a surprisingly high phone bill upon their return home.
magicApp is an innovative new app from magicJack that connects users with any landline or mobile subscriber worldwide using 3G, 4G or WiFi (WiFi recommended to avoid roaming charges). If used as a companion to the magicJack service, magicApp gives users access to the same number they use for home or office on their mobile devices. magicApp can also work independently from the magicJack device and service, providing a low- or no-cost option for international calling and a second number for consumers – all without using mobile minutes or a voice plan. magicApp integrates easily with existing mobile devices and can securely access stored contacts in Android and iPhone devices for fast and easy calling.
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 10 million award-winning magicJack devices, now in its third 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) in the United States in terms of area codes available and number of states in which it is certified.
*International Trade Administration, Office of Travel & Trade Industries. http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2013-O-001/index.html
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