Saturday, February 17, 2007

MINO Wireless

MINO Wireless, a Sunnyvale, CA-based company that provides voice-over-IP solutions for mobile and wireless communication, today announced it has received $7M in funding from the venture capital firm Canaan Partners. MINO’s technology makes international calling from mobile phones easy, convenient, and affordable by routing calls via existing internet connections found on mobile phones.

According to Jing Liu, Founder and CEO of MINO™, “The mobile VoIP space is being defined right now for consumers and enterprise users and consumers associated VoIP with Internet phones for a period of time, but wireless VoIP is becoming mainstream very quickly.” Today’s Voice-Over-IP technology has dramatically decreased the cost of making calls from landline phones and computers. However, with these desktop solutions, subscribers must purchase and install special hardware to take advantage of the lower costs of making international calls using VoIP. With calling cards, you have to dial local access numbers, remember PIN numbers, and pay many kinds of hidden fees. MINO streamlines the calling process while utilizing VoIP technologies, allowing subscribers to dial directly from their mobile phones for an intuitive and easy-to-use experience.

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