We’re giving away an iPad 2 Wi-Fi to celebrate the new Time to Call app from Vonage.
Here is how two enter to win:
1. Simply go ahead and Like our Facebook page and then leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us who you would call using the Time to Call app, and why. 2. Tweet at us “I want to win an iPad 2 to use with the new Time to Call app http://bit.ly/owL7Ln @chip_chick @vonage giveaway” 3. Leave a comment on this post telling us about who you would call using the Time to Call app, and why.
One winner will receive: One (1) iTunes gift card for $15 and one (1) Apple gift card for $700 for the Apple iPad 2, Wi-Fi 32 GB. The contest will run from August 14th through 18th. And even if you don’t win, you have another 74 chances to win an iPad 2 from Vonage! That is because Vonage has supplied 75 different sites with an iPad 2 to giveaway and use with the Time to Call App. The new Time to Call app from Vonage lets users make low-cost international calls of up to 15 minutes to landlines and mobile phones in over 190 countries. It’s the perfect app to use while you’re traveling, or if you have friends or family overseas. Let’s face it, even though mobile phone plans are becoming more and more affordable, making international calls from your phone is still a pricey excursion. Things get EVEN pricier when you’re traveling overseas and you call home or make calls to other countries. Now you can save money by using the Time to Call app from Vonage. The app offers super cheap rates for calling international destinations, and you can pay for your calls through your iTunes account. Most calls cost between $1.99 and $2.99. This is the perfect app for those of you who are traveling this summer, especially if you’re traveling abroad. You can download the app now for free and a free 15 minute international call is included, so that you can try out the service yourself.
UPDATE 8/22/2011: CONGRATS! To Samantha C of Long Island, NY. She won the iPad 2 contest.
Here is Samantha’s feedback about her experience with the Time to Call app:
Here’s a little write up from the combined experience of me and my mother. I gave her the iPad as an early birthday present – she finds the touchscreen interface much more intuitive than a keyboard and mouse 🙂
At first glance, Time to Call seems to be just another app that allows you to make VOIP calls from your Apple device. But the simplicity of this app is what makes it stand out.
You simply select the country you’re calling from and the country you want to call (landline or mobile). The app will then provide you with a price to place a 15 minute call, and you purchase this ‘block’ of calling time via an in-app purchase. This is a great little feature, as you always know how much you’re going to pay before making the call.
I really love how this app uses your iTunes account to bill you. There is absolutely no need to sign up for an account, and provide Vonage with information like your email address and credit card information. If you’re a little wary of providing information to third party apps, you’ll love this aspect of Time to Call.
In terms of call quality, Time to Call was excellent. I often have connection issues with Skype, leading to frustration and dropped calls. There were none of these problems with Time to Call, and I had a lovely chat with my grandmother in Malaysia.
Time to Call really shines if you travel internationally. Avoid nasty roaming charges by using a WiFi connection, and seeing how much you’re paying beforehand. Simple and easy.
Rules & Regulations: Only U.S. residents may submit entries. ChipChick.com and Vonage are not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses. Winners are responsible for taxes. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of prizes may vary. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation over the internet and picture data storage). Wireless service is not included with the prize.