Vonage Mobile® App Brings New Functionality to Android™ Wear

Popular Communications App Includes Gesture Support for Smartwatch Users

Dec 18, 2014, 08:30 ET from Vonage

HOLMDEL, N.J., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether running into a meeting with their phone in their pocket or rushing to catch the train with it tucked in their bag, multi-tasking consumers don't always have the luxury of having their smartphone readily available to respond to a call, or may not even be aware someone is trying to reach them.

To help busy consumers communicate how and when they choose, Vonage announced today that its Vonage Mobile® App is now integrated with AndroidTM Wear. The App allows smartwatch users to reject incoming calls and reply to text messages without having to pull out their phone.  Users simply reject a call with a double tap gesture that automatically replies to the caller with a pre-set "can't talk right now" message.

Android Wear users can respond to text messages with voice-to-text functionality or with one of five preset responses:

  • I'm in!
  • In a meeting, can't talk right now
  • Busy, ttyl?
  • Running late, be there soon
  • I'll talk to you soon

"At Vonage, we believe communications should be easily accessible any time, anywhere, on any device, and our newest app update responds to a growing market demand in wearable technology," said Grady Leno, Vice President of Product Management, Mobile Services. "As consumer habits evolve, we know that seamless communication with smartwatches will be a must-have not just for early adopters but for everyone."

Other Android Wear features available in the Vonage Mobile App include the ability to mirror your phone's notifications and integrate with the phone's native contact list.

The Android Wear-compatible version of the Vonage Mobile App is now available in the Google PlayTM Store.

About the Vonage Mobile App

Vonage Mobile is a free app for iPhone®, iPad® and Android devices. Vonage continues to provide consumers the most popular features of mobile communications in a single, easy-to-use app, offering free voice and video calls, texting, and video and photo sharing between Vonage Mobile users worldwide. Vonage Mobile app-to-app features are free to use wherever there is Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G1 data connection. In addition, Vonage Mobile's rates are at least 70 percent less than standard international rates charged by major U.S. mobile carriers. For more information, go to www.vonagemobile.com.

About Vonage

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Vonage provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Vonage's residential service is sold on the web (www.vonage.com) and through telesales and regional and national retailers, and its business service is sold through Vonage Business Solutions (www.vonagebusiness.com) telesales and channel partners.

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