NEWARK, NJ – May 12, 2014: IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), a leading supplier of wholesale voice and payment services to telecommunications providers around the world, announced today that it is offering mobile operators IDT Messaging, a white label OTT messaging service that combines IP and SMS messaging.
Speaking at the International Telecoms Week trade show in Chicago, Ben Hirsch, Chief Marketing Officer for IDT Telecom, said that IDT Messaging provides a robust feature set that will help mobile operators retain and win customers. “Mobile operators continue to lose customers and revenues to OTT messaging services. IDT Messaging gets operators back in the game by providing a more robust experience that integrates IP messaging and SMS, thus outperforming both OTT and SMS competitors. IDT Messaging joins our robust portfolio of white label value added services including IDT Beyond Voice Apps.”
IDT Messaging’s offering includes ‘MagicWords’ a technology which dynamically analyzes the context of a conversation and adds links to particular words to supplement and enhance the conversation. MagicWords brings content discovery and distribution back into the operator domain while creating mobile advertising and monetization opportunities.
Additional features of IDT Messaging include:
- iOS, Android, J2ME and Web clients
- IP messaging
- Cloud storage of contacts, messages and media
- Group conversations
- Video + Photo sharing
- Location sharing
- SMS integration & connectivity
- Stickers, Emoji and other personalization content
IDT Messaging offers white-label applications for Android, iOS, Windows8, web and mobile web, plus extensive SMS functionality.
Rob Lawson, COO of IDT Messaging said, “We can deploy IDT Messaging white label solutions very quickly, at minimum cost and with no need to install anything in the operator network.”
For more information on IDT Messaging or other IDT solutions for mobile operators, please contact Rob Lawson at 917-774-1233.
In this press release, all statements that are not purely about historical facts and those in which the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate, “target” and similar expressions are used, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent IDT’s current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described in our most recent report on SEC Form 10-K (under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”), which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on SEC Forms 10-Q and 8-K. We are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About IDT Corporation:
IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), through its IDT Telecom division, provides retail telecommunications and payment services to help immigrants and the under-banked to conveniently and inexpensively communicate and share resources around the world. IDT Telecom’s wholesale business is a leading global carrier of international long distance voice calls. IDT also holds majority interests in two early-stage technology companies focused on high growth industries: Zedge (http://www.zedge.net/), a mobile content discovery and acquisition platform, includes one of the most popular Apps for Android and iOS; Fabrix Systems (http://www.fabrixsystems.com/), a cloud based scale out storage and computing platform, provides a scalable solution optimized for media and big data processing and delivery. For more information, visit http://www.idt.net/.
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