Voip-Pal.com Inc. (“Voip-Pal”) (OTC Pink: VPLM) a technical leader in the broadband Voice-over-Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) industry discusses its newly allowed Mobile Gateway patent. Voip-Pal believes that Mobile Gateway is a disruptive technology that will transform the mobile industry with its ability to drastically reduce roaming charges for mobile long distance calls, text messages and data.
Mobile roaming charges have become a growing concern for consumers worldwide. Juniper Research, a leading wireless analyst firm, predicts that mobile roaming will account for more than $80 billion in revenues by 2017 compared to over $46 billion in 2012. Because of these high costs, international travelers often opt to not use their mobile devices when traveling.
Utilizing Mobile Gateway technology, every international long distance cell phone call becomes a local call. The application runs stealthily in the background of any smartphone allowing the user to make international calls in the same fashion as they would make a local call. Additionally, by implementing Mobile Gateway, mobile users will have the ability to travel abroad with their mobile phone and use them normally, eliminating the need to purchase special calling plans or foreign SIM cards.
In response to the growing global problem of the high cost of roaming, the European Union has recently enacted price caps on how much a mobile carrier can charge per long distance call, text message and download. Mobile Gateway technology solves this problem by eliminating the vast majority of those charges through its implementation, whether a consumer uses their mobile device at home or abroad.
Dr. Thomas Sawyer, Chairman and CEO of Voip-Pal stated, “With the continued positive news from the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding the VoIP-Pal.com portfolio of patented technology, the Board and management are very confident of the future success of the Company. Mobile operators, using VoIP’s Mobile Gateway and related technology, can now regain control of VoIP Internet traffic that was lost to such competitors as Skype, Vonage, Google and Truephone, which enabled subscribers to obtain free international calling. Mobile operators that choose VoIP patented technology can create their own low cost, billable, full service, quality Internet telephony over defined Internet routes that meet Telco regulations.”