Imo has no doubt gotten a bit of boost in the last couple of months, when Meebo finally shuttered its Messenger offering ahead of its social-boosting Google integration, and now the service is getting a bit more robust for iOS users. The instant messaging aggregator (AIM, Google Talk, Facebook chat, et al.) is bringing free voice calling to iPhones running iOS version 3.1 and higher, a feature already available on its Android offering. Interested parties can check out a press release and not particularly informative video of the new feature after the break.
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Instant Messaging App imo.im Announces New Free VoIP Calling Feature for iPhone
imo.im, the instant messaging client that connects users to 11 of the top third-party messaging services, announced today the availability of free voice calling for iOS users. Currently available on Android devices, iOS device owners can now make voice calls to contacts using the app through Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G Internet connections. imo.im's free voice calling eliminates the cost of mobile minutes without any loss in the quality of the connection and, when connected to Wi-Fi, requires no data usage.
iPhone users running iOS version 3.1 or higher can make voice calls in addition to connecting to top instant messaging services such as Facebook, AIM and Skype by downloading the update through the Apple App Store.
imo.im has emerged as a top instant messaging client, with more than 4 million mobile downloads and 700,000 daily users delivering an average of 50 million messages per day. imo supports private chat conversations and group chats and provides the ability to share multimedia files, send voice IMs and conduct quick chat history searches. Concurrent sessions allow users to continue conversations even while switching devices, such as from desktop to mobile and even between mobile platforms.
"At imo, our mission has always been to provide one place for family and friends to stay connected and maintain their close relationships no matter where they are located," said Ralph Harik, CEO of imo. "The availability of free voice calling for iPhone users is a critical development for users looking to keep those valuable lines of communication open while saving on their mobile costs."