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Android App 1.1 Released

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We’re happy to announce the release of our mobile app, version 1.1, for Android.  This new version gives users the ability to:

  • Set your destination on the fly
  • Make a callback

There are also several fixes and stability improvement.  We’re really happy to get this out the door.  We are now working on version 2.0 which will offer a lot of expanded functionality like:  purchasing additional numbers, easily viewing call rates, access to subscription info like your current credit, and more.

This is a new app and not an upgrade to the Call Me in China app.  So, all users, please uninstall the Call Me in China app and install this one.

Rates drop to China and Hong Kong

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We’ve got some great news: Rates to China and Hong Kong have dropped! As you may recall, there was a sharp increase in rates to China a few months ago. Well, we’re really happy to be delivering this bit of good news. Of course, there’s no guarantee that they will continue to drop or even stay steady, but we’ll take the good news when when we can get it.

Also, as part of the transition to the global service offered by our new service, EasyRinger, there are now thousands of rates to monitor. Notifications of price changes will become increasingly difficult so please use our FAQ often to check rates. For now, we’ll try to pay special attention to China and Hong Kong and let you know when there are significant rate changes.

Thanks so much for being a member and enjoy the new lower rates!

CallMeInChina will soon be EasyRinger

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Here’s some really big news: CallMeInChina is going worldwide! And, we are  therefore changing our name. CallMeInChina will soon become EasyRinger. We will expand beyond just China, Hong Kong, and select areas in the region. We are excited to be offering worldwide service to our customers. You can soon take your phone number anywhere with you worldwide, anywhere that you have phone service.

More good news is that our service will work exactly the same for all the new countries that we’ll support. And, of course, our service will continue to provide the focused clarity and low cost to China; none of that will change. You can visit our FAQ page to see which countries that we support.

The mobile apps will continue to work exactly the same although you will probably notice that they will still sport the CallMeInChina graphics. That will change with the newest release of our mobile apps which will expand the functionality and fix bugs as well.

Other changes to the service will be appearing incrementally over the next couple of weeks.

We are very excited about this next phase!  We look forward to helping new customers who are long term or regular visitors to other countries stay in close contact with their friends, family, and customers as well.  And, of course, our original China and Hong Kong customers will remain extra special to all of us here – you were with us from the beginning!

Stay tuned for more announcements and special offerings as we begin these changes.

Voicemail is now available

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You may have noticed voicemail from CallMeInChina!  We quietly rolled that out a few months ago as a standard part of our service.

Automatic Voicemail:

The voicemail service will automatically pick up an unanswered call after thirty to forty seconds and your party will be directed to leave a message for you.  As soon as the message is left, we’ll send you an email notification with the voicemail attached as an mp3 file.

Direct Your Calls to Voicemail:

You can also direct the service to ring straight to voicemail by changing your destination prefix to “Voicemail” as shown in the image below.  After logging in on the website, click on the “Edit” link to get the “New Destination” dialog box, select “Voicemail”, then click “Save”:

Your number will then show that calls are being directed to voicemail by showing “Voicemail” followed by your number between parentheses in the “Destination Number” column:

To take calls again, simply change your destination prefix back to the country of your choosing:

Rate drop to Hong Kong

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Good news!  To temper the rise in rates to China, we’ve been able to squeeze out a little more value for our customers in Hong Kong.  Starting April 1st, our rates to Hong Kong are now below $0.03!

Rate increase to China

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Oh no!  We are sorry to announce that starting April 1st, our rates to China will be increasing.

Calls to China have been steadily increasing over the past six months, mostly due to increased regulation and taxes. We have done our best to absorb these costs, but they have increased rather dramatically in the past two months. China is still relatively competitive compared to many other destinations, fortunately, but they are increasing. The new monthly rate to China will be $0.058. These rates will go into effect on April 1st, 2013. We hope this will not discourage you from remaining in contact with your friends, family, and customers!

Hong Kong rates will fortunately not change. Remember, you can always visit our FAQ page for our rates.

Discounted Phone Numbers for CallMeInChina Customers

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As part of our celebrating the “Year of the Snake”, we’ve got a special offer for all CallMeInChina members:  Discounted phone numbers in the US and Canada!

If you were thinking of getting a second number or subscription, perhaps as a way to stay in touch with a dedicated family member, friend, or customer, now is the perfect time.

Just log into your subscription and, underneath your CallMeInChina number, you’ll see several new numbers in various regions available to add to your subscription.

Assigning a new number to your subscription is easy

  • Select the number and click “Submit”.

The number will be prorated based on the day of the month you signed up with CallMeInChina and will be ready to go as soon as you set the destination.

These numbers are the same high quality as what you are currently using.  We are trying to clear out some inventory and thought our customers might want to take advantage of deep discounts.  The prices for these numbers are permanent, but we won’t offer them forever, so take advantage now!

If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact us at support at our domain dot com.

Now Serving Taiwan and Macau

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We are excited to announce that Call Me In China can now forward calls into Taiwan and Macau in addition to China and Hong Kong. Up until now, we have offered virtual phone numbers in many countries and route those calls to you in China and Hong Kong.  Today we announce that we can now also offer that same service optimized for calls to Taiwan and Macau as well.

If you are a business owner in Taiwan or Macau who wants to expand into foreign markets, this is a great way to give your buyers a customer service number that is a local call for them.  Even if you answer the call in New Taipei, your customer will feel that help is nearby.

If you are planning a trip or extended stay in Taiwan or Macau, you now have the ability to offer your family and friends an easy number for them to call to keep up with you while you’re away.

We are excited to announce this new service area extension and look forward to keeping you connected.

 

Community Volunteering Day 2012

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On Friday of last week, we initiated the 1st Annual Call Me In China Community Volunteering Day!  During this celebration, the company management team all spent the day volunteering in their communities.  Because we are team distributed around the world, we decided to volunteer in our local communities while co-supporting each other via text and email.

By all reports, our first Community Volunteering Day was a success.  In fact, the team is looking to bump up the event to twice yearly.

We know that we only play one role among many in our community.  We are grateful for all the customers, vendors, partners, employees and their families who contribute to making Call Me In China happen.  Thanks for being a part of the Call Me In China community!

Call Me in China Mobile App for iPhone

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More mobile apps news!

We are excited to announce the release of the Call Me In China app for the iPhone! The app is free to use with a subscription to a Call Me In China virtual number.

The app further extends the Call Me In China service offering these useful features:

  1. Set your Destination – You can now change your destination number from the palm of your hand. No need to log in to the website and do it there.
  2. Callbacks! – You can now call back to your home country with the Call Me in China service and have your virtual number show up on the caller ID! This is a feature that many people have asked for and we’re now happy to provide it to you*.

For more detailed information, review the Android app announcement. Both apps have the same features.

* Fees for calling back are not the same as calling to China or Hong Kong. They are also subject to competitive rates in your local country. Please check our FAQ for rate information where you can even check for the rates for specific numbers.