Monday, January 30, 2023

XOX-Voopee out of Beta, an App based mobile service that offers free calls & IM

XOX Berhad, a Malaysia-based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) announced that its XOX-Voopee smartphone application is no longer in Beta.

XOX-Voopee-launch-Lee-chong-wei[Goh V Shem, Malaysian double team badminton player, Datuk Eddie Chai, Group Managing Director, XOX Berhad, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, world no 1 badminton player, Lim Khim Wah, Malaysian double team badminton player, Ng Kok Heng, Group CEO, XOX Berhad]

Available since 2012, XOX-Voopee is an app based mobile service that allows smartphone users to have an actual second mobile number, minus the need for an additional phone or SIM card. The XOX-Voopee app offers SMS, free Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) & instant messaging (IM) among users.

Jointly developed by an European mobile solution provider and a Malaysian mobile operator, the Voopee service is already in place in a few countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and for Malaysia, it is known as XOX-Voopee.

For communication out of the Voopee network(non-Voopee numbers), its cost 10sen a min to all fixed line & mobile numbers in Malaysia. SMS cost 10sen. XOX-Voopee requires mobile Internet or WiFi to work.

XOX-Voopee allows the users to maintain their same Malaysian mobile phone number even they need to switch to an international mobile operator SIM when traveling abroad, everything in the same one smartphone.

The mobile smartphone app was launched by newly crowned Maybank Malaysian Open Super Series Premier 2014 single and doubles champions, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Lim Khim Wah and Goh V Shem.


Speaking at the media launch last Friday, XOX Berhad Group CEO, Ng Kok Heng said, “In simple terms, it is an app that allows you to call, text on data network without any charges.  Yes, absolutely free.”

“Another advantage of Voopee is when you are overseas,  you do not need to worry about your roaming charges on phone calls.  As long as you are connected to the data or internet via WiFi, you can receive calls from callers situated anywhere in the world.  The callers will be paying the local rate, while you are not paying anything, at all,” Ng added.

Currently the app is only available on Google Play for Android and will be available for iPhone and all iOS users very soon.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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