Vopium enables Sonomio customers to call global at better-than-Skype prices

Danes can now call around the world at the lowest prices – directly from their mobile with Vopium Sonomio partnership

Copenhagen, August 30, 2011; Vopium, a leading innovator in mobile global communications, has partnered with Sonomio, a Danish mobile service provider, to provide international calling directly from your mobile phone that not only beats Skype in price, but simplicity too – no Wi-Fi connection needed.

As part of a reseller partnership between the two companies, Sonomio customers can now download from the Sonomio website Vopium’s free mobile VoIP calling app as well as take advantage of Vopium international call plans and pay as you go call credits. The two companies will split revenue as per the reseller agreement.

Vopium mobile to mobile international call prices are significantly lower than Skype to a majority of countries including favorite Danish calling corridors like Germany, Norway, UK, Turkey and Pakistan with a slight difference in others like the USA.

Importantly, with the Vopium Sonomio solution, mobile users do not need a Wi-Fi connection to place the call as with Skype or other mobile VoIP providers. They can however if they choose, take advantage of a Wi-Fi connection with the solution and in fact, call fellow Vopium Sonomio users free if both parties are on Wi-Fi.

At present, Sonomio provides primarily domestic calling services to its Danish subscribers. Teaming up with Vopium will now enable Sonomio to offer global calling to its customers at rates that are not only lower than Skype, but a majority of calling cards and Danish telcos as well.

“Sonomio is very excited to be teaming up with Vopium. The partnership enables Sonomio customers to call around the world from their mobiles at the lowest prices with no hidden costs. Vopium’s easy to use, low cost global calling solutions complement our goal at Sonomio to deliver cost effective mobile services that are straightforward and simple to understand,” says Annette Buus, administrative director of Sonomio.

Both Sonomio and Vopium offer subscription-based and pre paid call plans, so customers always know beforehand how big, or small in this case, their phone bills are. Likewise, because Sonomio customers pay a fixed price based on the hours they choose to use per month, when they do make a global call with Vopium, the time spent on the international call is counted as part of their Sonomio subscription. In this way, their present subscription now covers both the minutes they use locally as well as on international calls, so they end up only paying in essence, Vopium international rates for the global call.

“Our partnership with Sonomio gives Vopium a terrific channel to deliver our low cost calling services to more people. Sonomio’s dedication to providing superior service at the best prices matches our vision and demonstrates the value Vopium’s mobile VoIP calling solution brings to mobile service providers and their customers,” says Tanveer Sharif, CEO at Vopium.


Vopium puts a friendly face on mobile VoIP

Mark Bridge writes:

Voice over IP – the ability to make phone calls over the internet – is a topic we covered in our first-ever podcast five years ago. At times it promised to change the way we used mobile phones… so what’s been happening?

I’ve been talking to Tanveer Sharif, CEO and co-founder of international call service Vopium, to learn more.

I started by asking Tanveer why Voice over IP and mobile VoIP hadn’t disrupted our usage of fixed line and mobile networks.

For the complete story


Vopium sponsors Annual Charity Dinner to support Somalia relief

Vopium recently sponsored an Annual Charity Dinner in Copenhagen that each year supports a worthy cause around the world. This year’s event was dedicated to raising funds for victims of drought in Somalia.

Thousands of Somalia are suffering from the worst drought in years with no access to food or drinking water. The charity event was attended by more than 700 people from all walks of life representing different communities living in Denmark.

Guests were very enthusiastic about helping those who are less fortunate than us and contributed generously for the cause. Vopium remains committed to keep sponsoring such events in future and thus, keep giving something back to the community in more than one ways.


Ramadan and Eid Offer from Vopium

Vopium announces an exciting Ramadan and Eid offer to enable you to stay in touch with your family and friends for less. Vopium is reducing our already low prices to 16 countries by up to 33% from now until September 4, 2011.

With this offer, you can now call Pakistan only for EUR 0.04/min, Saudi Arabia for only EUR 0.1/min, Bangladesh for only EUR 0.03/min or UAE for only EUR 0.12/min on your mobile.

Stay closer to your family and friends in the holy month of Ramadan & joyous occasion of Eid with Vopium.

Wishing you all a very Happy Ramadan and Eid!


Christian Lillelund named new Head of Product Management at Vopium

Vopium is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Lillelund as its new Head of Product Management. Christian brings extensive mobile technology and market experience to Vopium.

Before joining Vopium, Christian worked 11 years for Nokia in many diverse product management roles, spending the last two as senior product manager for the Finnish company’s smartphone platform. He will now work closely with Vopium’s R&D teams to plan and implement the product road map across mobile and desktop applications.

Prior to Nokia, Christian was an IT consultant with CSC and a teacher at the Aarhus School of Business. Christian will work out of the Vopium Copenhagen office.


Win an iPad 2 – Your best travel companion ever!

Travel season 2011 is heating up with most of you itching to get away. Make your vacation the best ever by winning the best travel companion ever, an iPad 2!

Join in the fun and enter “Vopium’s iPad 2 Surprise.” Contest runs from August 01, 2011 (12:00 CET) – August 30, 2011 (12:00 CET) on Facebook. The winner will be announced on August 31st, 2011.

To join, just “Like” Vopium on our Facebook page and then fill out the iPad 2 contest entry form. That’s it, good luck!