Nimbuzz says goodbye to AIM, ICQ, Myspace and Hyves

Yes, it’s true. ICQ, AIM, Myspace and Hyves will no longer be accessible via Nimbuzz starting today. Why? These networks were the least used networks on Nimbuzz, which can be rightly attributed to the evolution of the chat ecosystem in the world.  This has been really tough decision for us but we had to take this call so that we can focus more of the Networks, which you guys really look forward to like Facebook Chat, Yahoo, MSN, and Gtalk.

We have been really thankful to you guys for connecting to these networks via Nimbuzz.

But the show must go on …

So here is what we are doing to make things even better for you:

Spring Fest Bonus plus Discount on calls to China

Starting today, to help you celebrate these special moments together with your friends and family abroad we have a present for you. We will add a free extra 10% to your account every time you purchase NimbuzzOut credits. All you need to do is use the promo code “CHUNJIE” when you top up your account. This promotion starts today and will last until 31st of January 2012.

On top of that we’ll give you a 50% discount on every minute you call to China on the 23rd of December 2012. All you have to do is make the call.

Buy Credits now and take advantage of our NimbuzzOut super deal during the Spring Festival. Be closer to your friends and family.

And the NimbuzzOut contest winner is…

In just two days after we asked you to show us where you use Nimbuzz the most we received over 150 pictures from all over the world. Each picture told a unique story and gave us a good idea on why and how you use our app.

Thank you all very much for participating! :D

After we posted the photos on Facebook we invited everybody to vote with a “like” and today we have the final results.

The winner of our contest is Mohamed Azam, from Saudi Arabia. He got the most likes (172) and you can check his picture  here (+ link to the photo album).

Congrats Mohamed. We will send you the $10 NimbuzzOut voucher via email today.

Once again, thank you all for participating and we hope to hear from you again next time :D !!


NimbuzzOut Ramadan & Eid Promotion

This Ramadan and Eid be closer to your family and friends and call them via NimbuzzOut.

Starting 1st of August 2011 we are slashing down the rates up to an amazing 25% so you can call more for less.

Don’t miss the chance to call to Egypt for only $0.105/min, Iran for only  $0.113/min, Kuwait for $0.095/min or Turkey for only $0.019/min. You can see the complete list of discounted rates here.

Besides these great discounts we have a BONUS offer for you. Every time you buy $40 NimbuzzOut credit we will give you an extra $4 for free.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code: Ramadan , each time you make a purchase of $40.

Buy Credits now and take advantage of our NimbuzzOut super deal during Ramadan and Eid. Be closer to your friends and family.

Pimp your cheap international calls – NimbuzzOut with PayPal

International calling just became a whole lot more convenient (and cheaper). Now, you can use your PayPal account to buy NimbuzzOut credits.

NimbuzzOut is the best way to make international calls, and we say that because is:

  • Cheap: with amazing low rates.
  • Convenient: works on  Android, Nokia Symbian, iPhone, PC and Mac.
  • Simple and offers crystal clear calls.

To try it simply select PayPal as your payment option on the Buy NimbuzOut credit page, login, accept payment, done! Now you are ready to  make super cheap calls to any mobile phone or landline in the world.

Beyond PayPal, here is a complete list of supported payment options for NimbuzzOut: (more…)

20% extra free calling credits on NimbuzzOut #happy2011

2011 it’s almost here and as every year, we want to be closer to our family and friends no matter where they are!

To celebrate the start of the New Year and to help you connect with your loved ones we are giving you 20% Extra NimbuzzOut credits for every time you purchase NimbuzzOut credits, until January 31, 2011.

We hope that this way you will be able to:

  • spend more time catching up with your friends and see what their party plans are ;)
  • reassuring your mom and dad you are ok  (parents always need to be super sure about that :D)
  • or even call abroad and make sure your hotel reservation is booked

And all this via NimbuzzOut calling which is the cheapest and most convenient way to call mobile phone numbers and landlines anywhere in the world.

How to get your 20% extra credit?


Follow up blog post: Holiday contest winners

Lars and MarkLast year we organized a contest for our NimbuzzOut users to win: a fantastic holiday to their most called destination and one year of unlimited NimbuzzOut calls on us.

Lars and Mark were the happy winners and we thought would be nice to catch up with them and see how they use Nimbuzz as a part of their daily lives.

Turns out they use Nimbuzz and NimbuzzOut to save money on their calling bill and stray connected to family and friends.

Lars, originally from Denmark met his French wife in England. Now they both live in Syria. Due to their international roots they are both calling friends and family in Denmark, France, Algeria, as well as in other countries.  Lars told me: “So for a couple like us that are very “globalised”, an application like Nimbuzz is great. My wife also found that your rates for Algeria are better than those of Skype! ;-) ” .  He won the first prize and we offered him a voucher to cover his holiday expenses, but instead of using all the amount at once  he divided the voucher and had several smaller vacations and a longer one in Istanbul :).

Mark is originally from America and now lives in Panama. A lot of his friends and family are still in the US and Mark told us that he regularly uses  NimbuzzOut to call his friends and stay in touch with his  family back home. Mark still has another month and a half of free NimbuzzOut calling.


What the Skype/Nimbuzz Breakup Means To You

Nimbuzz Skype Switch Off

Yes, it’s true. Skype will no longer be accessible via Nimbuzz starting October 31, 2010. Why? Skype asked us to remove support for their service.

In 2008 we started working on creating a free mobile communications service for the way you live in the online and mobile world, today and in the future. A service used by everyone, no matter what handset, where they were located, or how they wanted to communicate. All your friends in one place, combined with free mobile calls, chat/IM or SMS/texting.

Read on for more on Skype’s decision.


Call the World for 2 cents! #almostfree

Call The World with Nimbuzz

You can now use NimbuzzOut to call 33 countries worldwide for only 2 cents ($) per minute!

Just to put this in perspective with these rates you can call for 50 minutes spending only $1!

These almost free rates apply when calling to landlines in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel,  Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia,  Netherlands,  New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA.

The same rates of 2 cents ($) per minute also apply when calling to mobile phones in the following countries Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Singapore and US or to landlines in the following cities Buenos Aires  and Cordoba (Argentina),  Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Brazil), Guadalajara and Mexico City (Mexico),  Moscow and St. Petersburgh (Russia)