EQO Adds Availability in Eight European Countries
EQO Mobile Now available in 28 countries
Vancouver, Canada and London, United Kingdom, June 20, 2007 – EQO Communications, the pioneer in mobile Internet phone services, today announced availability of EQO Mobile in eight additional European nations: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. According to data from London-based researcher EMC published by industry newsletter Eastern Europe Wireless Analyst, there are about 175 million mobile subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe.
"As Eastern Europeans emigrate, they want stay in touch with friends and family back at home," said EQO CEO Bill Tam. "We'll continue to expand our service offering around the world, helping people to keep in touch easily and inexpensively, right from their mobile phone."
EQO Mobile features:
EQO Mobile launched in May 2007 with service in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
EQO Mobile is free to download and installs itself automatically on millions of mobile handsets available worldwide from major manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony Ericsson.
EQO Communications Launches EQO Mobile, Changing Global Mobile Calling Landscape
New service saves people up to 95% on international mobile calls and provides free international mobile calls, text messages and IM chat with other online EQO users.Vancouver, BC, Canada and London, United Kingdom, May 23, 2007 – EQO Communications, a pioneer in mobile internet phone services, today announced the launch of EQO Mobile, a groundbreaking new service that lets users make international long distance calls and exchange IM and text messages on their mobile phones at local calling and messaging rates. People using EQO save up to 95% on all international calls and enjoy free calling and “texting” with other EQO users.
EQO’s new service is remarkably simple to use, sparing people from calling cards, complicated dialing or callback scenarios. EQO Mobile is powered by a small, sophisticated software application that makes calling as easy as using as a standard phone address book. The application is free to download and installs itself automatically. EQO Mobile allows users to leverage their existing contact lists to build a network of EQO contacts and to easily invite these contacts to also use EQO.
"It has become much more common for consumers to use their mobile phones for talking, even when there is a landline alternative. Unfortunately, mobile users who have friends and family spread out across the globe have few choices from their wireless carriers for affordable international long distance calling," said Jill Aldort, senior analyst for Yankee Group. "Mobile VoIP solutions such as EQO's offer international long distance calling for significant savings over the rates that wireless carriers offer. These services will appeal to those consumers who need to make frequent international long distance phone calls."
According to Insight Research, the worldwide international calling market reached $300 billion in 2006. With International VoIP revenues forecasted to reach $87 billion this year, EQO is poised to capitalize on this emerging market opportunity with its groundbreaking new service.
“We developed the new EQO Mobile to satisfy a long unfulfilled need for consumers and business professionals - to make international mobile calling and messaging more affordable and convenient,” said EQO Chief Executive Officer Bill Tam. “We’ve made it extremely easy for consumers to get EQO Mobile, create a calling and messaging network of friends, and make calls intuitively without having to worry about the costs.”
EQO Mobile's compelling features include:
Currently EQO supports hundreds of mainstream mobile handsets (for a complete list, visit www.eqo.com/supportedhandsets) and will initially be available in the following 20 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. Consumers in these countries can download the software and create a network of EQO Contacts in any EQO-supported country, as well as call virtually anywhere else in the world at rates up to 95% less than traditional calling rates.
Source : EQO Communications