Travel App Adds Push to Talk

— July 14, 2013

i-Mobb, a free roaming app that allows travelers to contact colleagues at home without roaming fees, has recently released a new version of its iPhone app that features Push-to-Talk functionality. The app uses VoIP technology.

The updated version allows users to answer an incoming call at any time, even if another application is open. Users can look up directions, research attractions, and send messages without missing an urgent call.

The new Push-to-Talk functionality complements existing features. Subscribed users, for example, can make and receive all calls to their home country without paying roaming fees. They can also make calls to many other international destinations at reduced rates, with affordable VoIP technology connecting them instead of costly roaming wireless signals. A voice mailbox connected to the free roaming app informs callers of an i-Mobb's user's status and collects messages when the user is far from a Wi-Fi service area.

i-Mobb is currently available for users from 38 major countries, with more scheduled to be added in future updates. Users can call 60 countries for free with the app. Subscriptions are customizable to the length of the trip, from a week up to a month of service. The new updates will also allow customers to purchase recurring subscriptions, a feature that keeps in mind frequent corporate travelers.

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