Xoom and Skype partner to help immigrants connect with their loved ones
Xoom helps its customers access to Skype features to stay close to their friends and family back home
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoom Corporation, the fastest growing online money transfer company, today announced a partnership with Skype to offer Skype Credits to new Xoom customers.
Customers who send their first money transfer with Xoom will be eligible to receive a $50 Skype Credit. With Skype Credit, customers can place international calls to mobiles and landlines in 170 countries, send text messages to their friends and families, get online at over a million affiliated Wi-Fi hotspots paying by the minute, set up free Skype To Go numbers to make calls from any phone or try Skype Premium for group video calling and screen sharing.
"Our customers have strong ties to their families back home and send money to support their families on a regular basis," said Julian King , Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for Xoom. "We also understand they have a need to stay in touch with friends and families abroad. We are very excited to bring together both Xoom online money transfer and Skype international communication services so our customers can support their families both financially and emotionally."
Alejandro Arnaiz, Sr. Manager of Market Development for Skype said, "Our partnership with Xoom will deliver a very compelling solution to our US users with connections in other countries. They will now be able to send money online from any computer or their mobile phone with Xoom and be in touch with their family and friends abroad over Skype, whether via audio, video or chat, at home or on their smartphones."
About the $50 Xoom-Skype Credit Offer
With this partnership, Xoom will offer a $50 Skype Credit to customers who send their first Xoom money transfer. Customers will receive a unique voucher code they can redeem for a $50 Skype Credit for landline and mobile calls, or text messages.
For more information about the the Xoom-Skype Credit offer, please visit www.xoom.com/skype.
About Xoom Corporation
Xoom Corporation is a global online money transfer company that enables individuals to send money from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile phone to friends and families in 30 countries around the world using www.xoom.com. Xoom Corporation was founded in 2001 in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture firms Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Fidelity Ventures. For more information on the Xoom.com money transfer service, visit xoom.com.
SOURCE Xoom Corporation
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