Skype Requests Nimbuzz to Remove SupportBy Nimbuzz, PRNE
Monday, October 25, 2010
Disconnection with 3rd party VoIP applications continues
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, October 26, 2010 - Nimbuzz, the only truly open, universal communications platform, has been
asked by Skype to remove support for all Skype services, effective October 31st.
The move is understood to be in line with Skype's mandate to disconnect
with all third party VOIP and messaging services ahead of its impending IPO.
Nimbuzz recently announced that it has surpassed 150,000,000 downloads
and has 30 million registered users across all major mobile operating
systems. Moreover, 3.65 Billion Mobile Voice Minutes have been logged by
Nimbuzz over the past year proving the increased demand and rapid adoption of
the platform's own low cost calling service, NimbuzzOut
(www.nimbuzz.com/en/nimbuzzout). More competitively priced than Skype,
NimbuzzOut is available on more mobile devices and networks than SkypeOut.
"Skype's decision is unfair to its own and our users," said Evert Jaap
Lugt, CEO of Nimbuzz. "People want to choose how they communicate and to be
able to make calls and send messages, regardless of service, social network,
device or operator network. Nimbuzz gives them the freedom to do so, Skype
As from October 31st, Skype users will be unable to chat, send messages
or call friends and family on Nimbuzz and visa versa. However, unlike those
using only Skype, Nimbuzz users remain free to communicate with their
contacts using other VOIP/SIP services and social networks, including,
Facebook, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), AIM, GoogleTalk Twitter,
MySpace, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu and Hyves.
"The enormous popularity of Nimbuzz around the globe, proves that people
don't want to be tied to one service, or channel of communications. The way
forward is to empower people and that is our mission — to give everyone the
power to communicate with anyone in the world, however they want to, across
any network, computer or mobile device," concludes Lugt.
Nimbuzz, a next-generation mobile service for the online age is the
perfect mass-market solution that unifies all communication needs. The multi
award-winning Nimbuzz application enables people to enjoy free and low cost
mobile calls, free instant messaging, social networking and other rich
communication features, using the Internet capabilities of the their mobile
With more than 30 million users and over 70,000 new registrations per
day, Nimbuzz is currently used in more than 220 countries worldwide and is
available on thousands of the world's most popular devices across all major
platforms — Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, J2ME, as well
as Windows and Mac desktop computers. Web and WAP clients are also available.
For more information go to blog.nimbuzz.com or follow @nimbuzz on
Media Contacts: Tobias Kemper General Manager, Nimbuzz USA +1-415-613-9201 firstname.lastname@example.org @tek Vanessa Vigar ink Communications for Nimbuzz +31-611-562218 email@example.com @vigarv North America Alexandra Crabb ink Communications for Nimbuzz +1-617-956-2214 firstname.lastname@example.org @alexcrabb
Tobias Kemper, General Manager, Nimbuzz USA, +1-415-613-9201, tobias at nimbuzz.com, at tek; or Vanessa Vigar, ink Communications for Nimbuzz, +31-611-562218, vanessa at theinkstudio.com, at vigarv, or North America, Alexandra Crabb, ink Communications for Nimbuzz, +1-617-956-2214, alex at theinkstudio.com, at alexcrabb
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