Vopium is terminating the calling service to focus on technology

Dear Vopium User

After more than 10 years, we have decided to terminate the Vopium calling service. The first Vopium call was made in 2007.
Vopium was among the pioneers of internet calling from the mobile, long before iPhone, Android and the App Stores.
It has been some exciting years, allowing users to replace expensive international calls with low cost internet calls. And we have learnt a lot.
Going forward Vopium will instead focus on our white label service that we sell to mobile operators around the world.

We ask you to kindly use your remaining balance and minutes within the next 30 days.
April 15th will be the last day you can use your Vopium minutes and balance.

We thank you for using Vopium over the years.
It has been a privilege to serve you.

Team Vopium


Introducing Vopium Messenger

Today we are launching Vopium Messenger that will help you stay connected with your friends and community.

They say a picture says a thousand words, so express yourself with fun stickers. Send, receive and forward photos, videos, and voice messages.

We will keep adding fun and exciting new stickers for you in the store for free and also invite you to submit stickers of your own.

With Vopium messenger you can also speak for free in HD quality with your friends all over the world. Vopium messenger is optimised for minimum data and battery consumption, no matter if the app is in use or not.

Vopium Messenger is available for free to download to your Android and iPhone.
Keep using it, we will soon come with a lot of new exciting and useful features.

Read more about Vopium Messenger

Vopium Messenger is also available as a white label solution with customisations, fast deployment and custom needed integration.


Lower prices to Call Pakistan

With Vopium you can now call Pakistan 500 minutes for only EUR 19.95 per month ex VAT, corresponding to only EUR 0.04 per minute ex VAT. In addition you also get 30 SMS to anywhere in the world each month included.

Vopium has added another 100 minutes to our popular Call Pakistan 400 subscription. We have also lowered the pay-as-you-go rate from EUR 0.08 to EUR 0.06 per minute.

If you are already a subscriber, you will automatically get the extra minutes next time your package is renewed.

If you are not already a user, you can register with Vopium here


2014 at a glance

2014 was an exciting year for Vopium, taking our white label business to the next level. We launched 4 new white label partners with large operators: Link with Ooredoo in Tunesia, Atme with Bakrie Telecom in Indonesia, Talk2Go with TalkTalk in the UK, and finally Comoyo with Telenor in Bangladesh. And in December we entered a strategic partnership with Huawei for the joint marketing and deployment of Huawei’s concept of ‘Communication as a Service’ (CaaS).

We look forward to launching many new apps with our partners in 2015 and we also look forward to launching a significantly improved version 2.0 of our own Vopium apps.

Happy New Year!


Vopium adds stickers and emoticons

The Vopium VoIP and messaging apps for iPhone and Android are now available with stickers, emoticons and minks (mobile winks). When chatting with your friends you can now share smileys, fun illustrations and animations.

Download the updated version of Vopium for free from Apple Appstore or Google Play

The updated messaging solution with stickers and emoticons is also available for operators on a white label basis. Read more about the Vopium White-Label Solution

If you are not already a Vopium user, get started here


Vopium has again lowered the price to call the world

We have reduced the price of our popular Call Unlimited plan by 20% from EUR 9.95 to EUR 7.95 EUR per month. The plan allows you to call any landline in 52 countries around the world plus mobile phones in selected countries, including India, China and US, with 30 free international SMS included. 

We have also reduced the price of our Europe Mobile Unlimited plan by 20% from 49.95 to 39.95 EUR per month. Call any mobile and landline in 31 European countries plus USA and Canada as much as you want, with 100 free international SMS included.

Finally, we have reduced the rates to a large number of popular destinations, including e.g. Bangladesh, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway and South Africa. See all our current calling rates.

If you are not already a Vopium user, you can register here



Vopium available for MAC

Vopium Desktop is now available for your MAC. Call, text or chat with your friends from your MAC at the same low prices your are used to from the Vopium mobile app. Make free calls to other Vopium users. Download Vopium Desktop. Vopium Desktop is also available for Windows.


New version of Vopium for Android

Today we have updated Vopium for Android. The update includes a new and improved user interface. Among other things we have added a contact list where you can see the rate before calling your friends and a new test number functionality that allows you to test the voice quality.

We have made a number of under the hood fixes to improve your calling experience and added support for Android Jelly Bean. If you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to shoot an email to feedback@vopium.com.

You can download Vopium from Google Play. If you are not already a Vopium customer, you can register directly from the app or from our website.


Vopium Wins GSMA joyn Innovation Challenge

We are proud to announce that GSMA has selected Vopium as winner of the new prestigious GSMA joyn Innovation Challenge. Vopium’s unique Smart Remittance solution was unanimously appointed as the winner by all judges, representing operators, developers and service providers.

“The joyn Innovation Challenge judges felt that the Vopium entry demonstrated how, by using network APIs, the basic functionality of Rich Communications can easily be expanded to provide an effective solution to the opportunity presented by mobile remittance,” says Graham Trickey, Senior Director, GSMA.

Last year an estimated $70 Billion was sent to India alone. Currently available market solutions are challenging and expensive to use, especially since many receivers do not have bank accounts. Vopium has invented a new solution that increases revenue from remittances and helps operators retain valuable customers.

The Smart Remittance solution enables easy and secure transfer of money across borders and helps users keep in touch with loved ones. Enabled by joyn/RCS, users can transfer money directly to and from their operator balances. The solution also works for users without joyn that will be able to get money paid out from unique message codes. The Smart Remittance solution is thus fully flexible and scalable across users, devices, markets and operators.

Vopium will showcase the solution during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the GSMA Pavilion’s Innovation Laboratory, as well as on Vopium’s own stand, at App Planet Hall 8.1 H44.

“Beyond the Smart Remittance solution, this award proves that Vopium is an innovative and leading provider of rich communication solutions”, says Tanveer Sharif, “Vopium can today provide partners with proven OTT solutions, as well as innovative solutions and transitions to joyn/RCS based solutions.”

Read Press Release. Read more about the joyn Innovation Challenge.


Vopium launches Windows Phone app!

Vopium has just announced its brand new Windows Phone app that lets users with Windows-based devices enjoy the benefits of extremely low-cost mobile communication. Our company has made major news recently after a plethora of app launches for key platforms including iPhone, Android and an industry-first Blackberry Wi-Fi app.

The free Vopium app is now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace, runs on Windows Phone 7.5, 7.8 and 8.0 versions, and comes with 5 free minutes after sign-up. According to Vopium’s Director of Marketing, Babar Baig, “After successive app launches across different platforms, the Windows Phone App will serve as a low-cost treat for an important consumer segment that relishes the use of a new generation of Windows-based phones such as the popular Nokia Lumia series, and similar leading ones. We truly hope that our new app will reaffirm the success that we have enjoyed throughout this year with back-to-back app launches, and carry it into the next year.”

The application has been tested on a number of devices such as Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia Lumia 800, HTC Titan, HTC Titan II, HTC Radar, Samsung Omnia W I8350, Samsung Focus Flash and more. One of the most exciting aspects of Vopium’s service offering has been popular unlimited call plans , as well as “Pay as you go” call credits to help consumers economize their communication budgets. So download the app now and take maximum advantage of low cost VoIP international calling with Vopium.


Increased prices to Call Pakistan

From 1 October the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has decided to enforce a minimum price on operators in Pakistan they must charge for calls coming from abroad (read more). This will increase our cost by more than 500%. To continue offering attractive monthly packages to Pakistan, we are obliged to change the terms of the Call Pakistan packages:

From 1 October we offer you: 

Call Pakistan 200: 200 min + 30 SMS /month for EUR 9.95 ex VAT (EUR 0.05/min)
Call Pakistan 400: 400 min + 30 SMS /month for EUR 19.95 ex VAT (EUR 0.04/min)

Unfortunately, it will no longer be possible for us to offer the popular Call Pakistan Unlimited package. Instead users will be receiving the Call Pakistan 400 package. Users will keep their current minutes until the package is renewed next month. Existing Call Pakistan 400 users will receive 200 minutes and existing Call Pakistan Unlimited users will receive 400 minutes.

The pay as you go rate is increased to 0.08 EUR ex VAT.

We are sorry that we have to increase our prices, as we are normally used to only decrease prices, but hope for your understanding given the circumstances. We are convinced that you will find our pricing to remain highly competitive also after 1 October. 


Vopium comes with a new update for iPhone app – Download now!

Good news, Vopium now brings a new update for iPhone app offering greater convenience, better voice quality and highly improved VoIP experience for its iPhone users. One of the most significant changes in Vopium’s version 2.5 is its default Wi-Fi feature which directs your calls through a Wi-Fi connection as soon as you’re connected. This eradicates the need to manually enable Wi-Fi calling, making it easy and more convenient for you. Additionally in this case, there are no charges incurred by your mobile service provider and you only pay Vopium for the international call rate.

Here is the list on other cool things about the new update:

– French translation facility available for French users
– Absolutely clear voice quality and better connectivity
– Push notifications to keep you in touch with Vopium latest offers

Other features include texting at reduced prices and Vopium’s Pay-as-you-go service where you can plan ahead with our pre-paid call credits or buy our most popular call plans to your favorite countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, US, Denmark and more.

Download the new update from here and do let us know about your feedback through reviews on App Store or in the comments section below.


Get up to 25% OFF on Europe Mobile Unlimited package & Vopium SMS rates!

We are pleased to inform you that our package “Europe Mobile Unlimited” is now available for only EUR 59.95/month. This summer, we have lowered the package price by up to 25% so that our customers can easily stay connected with their loved ones in 31 European countries plus USA and Canada as a bonus, at extremely affordable call rates.

Europe Mobile Unlimited” is one of our premium packages that enables users to call unlimited from their mobile phones to any other mobile or landline number in 31 European countries plus USA and Canada along with 100 free international SMS, for only EUR 59.95 (ex-VAT) per month.

We believe this reduction in package’s price from EUR 79.95/month to EUR 59.95/month will greatly encourage our users to take advantage of Vopium’s excellent service and convenience. For more information on the package, read here.

Moreover we bring a special reduction on SMS rates by up to 25% (from EUR 0.08 to EUR 0.06) to countries like Denmark, Australia, UK, Romania, Italy, Japan and more. The most significant offer is where you can send discounted SMS to India for as low as EUR 0.01 with Vopium, down from EUR 0.05. Find out the new SMS rates to other countries here.

So what are you waiting for! Enjoy the best possible call and SMS rates with Vopium this summer.


Vopium Updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

Vopium is now updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), one of the largest and most important upgrades of the Android platform for phones, tablets and more.The updated app is compatible with all latest handsets and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from leading manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Huawei. The list includes some very exciting devices like Google Nexus S, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible S, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and many more.

So what exactly are the additions here? This is a major update for Vopium where users will witness improved VoIP calling, better connectivity and full support of Android ICS devices. The app includes a smart feature that detects the hardware capability of the device, allowing Vopium to work on SIP-only enabled phones, providing better response time and user experience to the user.

So if you’ve recently upgraded your handset to the new amazing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, enjoy Vopium’s great voice quality and affordability to stay in touch with your family and friends. Download the new updated app from here and do let us know your experience in the comments section.