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August 24, 2006
RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands -- Still paying too muchin mobile phone charges? Wouldn’t you enjoy calling France,Singapore or other countries at low, local per-minute rates? Howwould you like the freedom to chat with your MSN or Google Talkbuddies on your mobile phone – everywhere you go, exchanging textmessages for free?
Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), the innovative technology company foundedby two Dutch mobile veterans Evert Jaap Lugt, CEO, and Martin Smink,COO, today announced the launch of its patented technology makingall of this possible. Its free, worldwide mobile phone and PCmessaging service lets users communicate more effectively throughtheir own, existing mobile phone service. This service helps usersavoid enormous international roaming fees. The company is funded byMangrove Capital Partners based in Luxembourg (www.mangrove-vc.com),a company that received worldwide attention when it provided thefirst venture capital to Skype, one of today’s leading, global VoIPproviders.
MSN and Google Talk on your Mobile
Nimbuzz, a small software application easily installed on yourexisting mobile phone, lets you chat for free across all mobile dataplans with Instant Messenger buddies from large communities likeMicrosoft’s MSN. “ With more than 200 million MSN users worldwide,we expect to reach millions of users that want to chat moreeffectively over their mobile phone” states Evert Jaap Lugt, CEO ofNimbuzz.com. Aside from the ability to access MSN and Google Talk,Nimbuzz is slated to introduce Yahoo! Messenger and AIM access inthe coming months.
Global Calls at Low, Local Rates
In addition to its current mobile phone chat and text messagingcapability, a significant technological advancement, Nimbuzz isintroducing additional services in the near future, making global,mobile voice calls possible at low, local rates. Using NimbuzzVoice, you’ll never have to change your SIM card, buy credits, WiFior UMTS access. Nimbuzz Voice works on a basic, minimal GPRS dataconnection to unite mobile phone callers worldwide. Watch for theintroduction of Nimbuzz Voice in beta this October. “ What Skypeoffers the personal computer, Nimbuzz offers the mobile phone, ”explains Smink.
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