If you are looking for an alternative to Skype on your mobile phone we strongly recommend you Nimbuzz .
Here is what do you get with Nimbuzz:
- Free Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz international calls
- Cheap calls to mobile phones and landlines worldwide with NimbuzzOut (similar to SkypeOut, but cheaper )
- Chat for free with all your friends
- Send and receive files (music, photos and doc) on your mobile
- Connect to your friends on Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, MySpace and more.
With a growing community of over 30 million users across the most popular mobile operating systems (iPhone, Nokia Symbian, Android, Blackberry), PC and Mac there is a big chance that your friends are already using Nimbuzz ;).
Curious if it works on your mobile? Probably yes , since we support over 3000 devices but to be sure you can check it here.
Last week we announced that Skype will no longer be accessible via Nimbuzz starting October 31, 2010, because they asked us to remove support for their service.
The news spread like fire and in no time was the top story on TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat, TheInquirer and many other mobile blogs.
Here is what the media had to say about this:
“Nimbuzz is not a small player in the mobile messenger / VoIP space either, any way you look at it. The startup recently announced that it has surpassed 150 million downloads and has 30 million registered users across all major mobile operating systems. Moreover, Nimbuzz claims 3.65 billion mobile voice minutes have been logged over the past year.” – Robin Wauters, TechCrunch
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.
Today is a very exciting day at Nimbuzz HQ – we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new product, NimbuzzOut!
NimbuzzOut lets you make incredibly cheap international calls from your mobile, to landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world.
It’s the first pay-as-you-go product that we’ve ever offered, and it will transform your mobile into the cheapest way to make international calls – who would have thunk it?!
From today, you can purchase NimbuzzOut credits direct from www.nimbuzzout.com or your Nimbuzz mobile app and save up to 95% on the cost of a traditional international mobile call!
NimbuzzOut is currently available for Symbian, iPhone and iPod Touch handsets, but we will be rolling it out to other handsets later this year.
Here’s how to use it: