Popular Communications App Includes Features for Power Users and Businesses with Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business
SAN FRANCISCO – June 25, 2013 – Voxer, the leader in live push-to-talk and multimedia messaging apps, today launched Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business for Android and iOS devices. Voxer Walkie-Talkie is the only worldwide app where every push-to-talk voice message is simultaneously live and recorded, with voice messages stored in a single interface alongside text, photo and location for convenient playback at the user’s leisure. While the consumer version of Voxer launched in 2011, creating professional-grade products has always been the company’s main objective.
Like Voxer, Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business apps are both available globally, can be used on any cellular data network or over Wi-Fi, and work on any iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) or Android device. Unlike other Push-to-talk services such as Nextel, there is no contract, commitment or cancellation fee for either service.
To learn more about Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business, please visit www.voxer.com.
“After months of positive beta feedback from hundreds of business customers, we are ready to make Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro Business available to our worldwide community” said Tom Katis, CEO and founder, Voxer. “From the very beginning we planned to build a business-grade push-to-talk product, and these new iterations of Voxer enable businesses to connect instantly, helping companies grow, connect and communicate in ways they didn’t know were possible.”
Voxer Pro is for power users who want to add higher-end features to their existing Voxer accounts. Voxer Pro Business is aimed at business users who want more control and oversight over employee communications. Both services give users additional features and functionality beyond what is offered with the free consumer Voxer app.
Voxer Pro is a $2.99/month or $29.99/year in-app feature upgrade through the consumer Voxer app that includes new features, such as Live Interrupt Mode (available on Android at launch, and iPhone in the next few weeks) which allows users to hear any selected Voxer chats outside of the app and even in the lock screen, and Extreme Notifications which are loud repetitive alerts.
Voxer Pro Business provides workforces with the only Push-to-talk (PTT) solution that is live and recorded, but also features Voxer Pro Manager, a desktop business communication system that allows companies administrative control and ownership of a private network of employee communication. Additional Voxer Pro Business features include headset integration and a real-time map with geotagged location to help manage employees.
Voxer Pro Business costs $4.95 per month/per user until October 1, after which the price increases to $9.95 per month per user. Voxer Pro Business is perfect for any size or type of business, from small mom-and-pop shops to worldwide companies with thousands of employees – for case studies please visit www.voxer.com/case-studies.html. Voxer plans to introduce new features to Voxer Pro Business on a regular basis.
Since its launch, the Voxer consumer app has enjoyed massive organic growth worldwide by being platform and carrier agnostic, and has remained one of the top 100 social networking apps in the App Store and Google Play, as well as being the 13th most downloaded App Store app in 2012.
Unlike other voice messaging services, Voxer isn’t restricted by traditional cellular networks, operating on any Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G or Edge network worldwide. This has allowed the app to thrive in the U.S. as well as in many international communities, with the app currently supporting tens of millions of users around the world. Already popular for businesses in addition to consumers, 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have employees that currently use Voxer.
Voxer was founded in 2007 with the vision to make worldwide communication easy and more efficient. The privately held San Francisco-based company launched its first consumer walkie-talkie and text-messaging app Voxer in 2011. The company has raised $30 million in funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, SV Angel, CrunchFund and other investors. To learn more, please visit www.voxer.com.
Phillip Klugman, TriplePoint for Voxer