London, Feb 12 (ANI/Business Wire India): Specialised mobile call and text provider Webtel.mobi, which provides worldwide mobile calling and texting services at up to 80 per cent below standard rates, is preparing its network to manage the expected surge of texts sent on Valentine's Day.
Typically, Valentine's Day sees international texting volumes spike by hundreds of percent internationally. In the United States, Valentine's Day sees texting daily texting volumes rise to over 2.2 billion.
According to a Webtel.mobi spokesman, their low cost calling and texting service experienced a 1000 per cent+ spike on New Year's day 2009, as consumers took advantage of their Ultra-Low cost texting service - whereby texts can be sent locally or internationally for between 4 cents to 9 cents per 160 character text message.
Once again, they are expecting a similar surge on Valentine's day, and are putting procedures in place to make sure that they system can effectively cope with this surge in all countries internationally - particularly in and from India.
Webtel.mobi's system is available to all web-enabled mobile phones internationally, in all countries and on all networks. It is free to join, and no contract is required.
To use webtel.mobi, consumers just have to go to the Webtel.mobi site at http://www.webtel.mobi from their mobile phone (or their desktop) and join. They can then load credit onto their accounts via PayPal, and begin calling or texting immediately.
Webtel.mobi also has a desktop Help and FAQ site at http://www.webtel.mobi/pc where consumers can get information on the Webtel.mobi service and its Rates.
Webtel.mobi has also uploaded a video explaining its service to YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiheLVVE5qw.
Webtel.mobi's spokesman confirmed that persons who join the service prior to Valentine's Day will be able to take advantage of the Webtel.mobi Valentine's Day Special - whereby people who have joined up prior to 14 February will be provided with Free Texting Credit on Valentine's Day, which will allow them to send up to two texts anywhere in the world for free. (ANI)