Vonage Extends Cheap International Calls to Used Cell Phones
New and old cell phones will soon be able to take advantage of its international unlimited calling plans. Vonage introduced the new Vonage Extensions service yesterday, which essentially extends its home voice calling service to all cell phones. The upshot of this is that any consumer who pays $25.99 in order to subscribe to their Vonage World service will now be able to make limitless calls and have limitless time on those calls when calling landline phones in as many as 60 countries and up to ten countries for cell phone calls.
“About 50 percent of the international calls from the US are made from a mobile phone,” says Vonage’s senior vice president of product management, Mike Tempora. “Most people use a calling card or pay high rates from a wireless carrier. So we felt this was a great opportunity to extend our service to these customers.”
Subscribers to Vonage will, as a result of the introduction of the new Vonage Extensions service, now be able to add an additional phone number to their service at no extra charge, with the company planning to allow more numbers to be added for a fee once it is fully up and running. “What is different about Extensions is that it works on any phone,” Tempora notes in comparison to similar services offered by the likes of Skype. “You don’t need to have a smart-phone or an advanced feature phone.”