The upcoming price Skype price hike for landlines and mobiles in non-global rate countries gives me more reasons to continue searching for cheaper but efficient VoIP services. Even though I am currently getting the cheapest and most efficient service from a Comfi enabled Xlite softphone, I just cannot stop searching for new services. As the journey continues, Vopium,a Copenhagen startup,  is the new VoIP service that I have hit upon.

Vopium aims at reducing the cost of international mobile phone calls making use of GSM VoIP and Wi-Fi technology. If you have Wi-Fi, you can make FREE calls to other users using Vopium in Wi-Fi zone. Vopium also offers new users 30 minutes free calls and 30 free SMS for trial. By simply installing Vopium for free onto the mobile handset, callers can immediately begin taking advantage of high quality and affordable international calls.

The differences between Vopium and other VoIP services include:

  1. Vopium provides a service that works through the GSM network that we all are already using with our cell phones and SIM cards. Application automatically detects how to place the calls depending on the network scenario.
  2. Vopium does provide data backup facility with Synch Service. So if you have lost your phone or changing your phone you can instantly get your contacts back through Vopium Synch.
  3. Vopium supports more than 900 devices that range from Java, RIM, IPhone etc.
  4. Competitive rate with premium voice quality.

Currently, Vopium is able to offer its service to 45 countries and is looking towards future expansion. The only downside is that, unlike Skype, Comfi etc., you should be prepared to pay the mobile provider for the local call and Vopium for the international call. But with the proliferation of mobile phones and the need to communicate urgently, Vopium will come in handy when you are mobile.

Vopium has been awarded the 2009 European Mobile VoIP Technology Innovation Award for its dedication to innovation,  commitment to bringing new products to market and excellence in technology-leveraged and customer-focused services.

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