Verizon adds Oovoo option for video calling on RAZR and RAZR Maxx
by T.C. Scottek, theverge.com
July 3, 2012
Verizon has traditionally been pretty cozy with Skype, baking Skype support into a number of its phones in recent years, but today it's making new friends: video-chat provider Oovoo has announced a partnership with Verizon to bring its app to select 4G LTE devices. Oovoo says the app is compatible with the Android 4.0 versions of the Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx, and that video calling works over 4G, 3G, and Wi-Fi connections. Owners of the RAZR and RAZR Maxx with ICS can install the app by selecting the "Video Calling" app icon, or by grabbing it from the Google Play store now.
ooVoo's Free 12-Person Video Chat App Featured on Select Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Devices
NEW YORK, NY, Jun 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ooVoo, the largest social video-chat provider, today announced that it is featured in a new Verizon Wireless initiative that makes it easier to discover and start video chatting on mobile devices. Verizon Wireless customers can now access ooVoo's free group video chat and integrated instant messaging from a video calling icon on their 4G LTE DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola handsets. The new icon on these popular devices is provided as part of Verizon's ongoing Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade.
"Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and ooVoo are a perfect marriage of social and communications," said ooVoo CEO, Yuval Baharav. "The combined power of ooVoo and 4G LTE lets people share more of their lives, with more of their friends, together in real time," added Baharav.
ooVoo multi-party chat is already enjoyed by millions of users across America, sharing and celebrating the big and small moments of their daily lives. Thanks to Verizon's 4G LTE network and devices, ooVoo's always on, always-connected social chat will be discovered by even more mobile customers.
Verizon Wireless customers using Ice Cream Sandwich on the Razr or Razr Maxx by Motorola can simply tap the "Video Calling" icon and select ooVoo to download the application. In addition to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, ooVoo also works over 3G and Wi-Fi, and on Android and iOS operating systems. In addition to the Verizon Wireless "Video Calling" icon, ooVoo can be found at www.ooVoo.com , and in Verizon Apps, Google Play, and the iPhone App Store. The application is free but wireless carrier data plans may be required and usage may count towards a wireless user's data allowance.
ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video-chat service and integrated instant messaging to more than 49 million registered users worldwide. ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat over the Web, Facebook, desktop and any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device using cloud-based connectivity. The ooVoo mobile application was awarded the "Best of the Year" distinction in 2011 by PC Magazine. Headquartered in New York City.
ooVoo is a trademark, and the ooVoo logo is a registered trademark of ooVoo, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.