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As many are still very comfortable with Skype, Vonage Mobile app, however, tops it when it comes to 1) cheaper rates and 2) much better address book integration. Vonage Mobile outdoes Google Voice with free calls/texts.
In overall, Vonage Mobile rates are much cheaper than other carriers. The chart below is a sampling of Vonage calling rates to landlines or mobile phones, and Skype rates to the same countries. Call any phone number in over 200 countries averaging 70% less than most major mobile carriers.
So far, media comments and analysis are positive in regarding the revamped Vonage. Kxoradio reports: "Vonage Mobile consolidates the best features of our prior applications, while adding important functionality, better value and improved ease of use," said Marc Lefar, CEO of Vonage. "It combines the best of free high-def voice and messaging along with incredible value for traditional international calls, all while using the existing mobile number and address book for unsurpassed ease of use."
While Hack College summarizes: "Though it’s not the end-all be-all in VOIP apps, Vonage Mobile has some very strong features that make it better than Skype/Google Voice in some respects. While it doesn’t replace those two great apps, it’s definitely worth a download as a free calling app whenever you want to avoid using your minutes.
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