Hike attains US voice calling firm ‘Zip phone’

Hike attains US voice calling firm ‘Zip phone’

Hike Messenger is one of the homegrown chat application, Hike Messenger, today said it has obtained US based voice calling company ‘Zip phone’ for an unrevealed amount.

The company gave a statement that this is Hike’s first achievement and is aimed at increasing its products range in the Internet based communication.

Zip Phone is a one man startup which is founded by Anuj Jain in the US, is a voice calling app that works across the world. Amusingly, the company was also a part of the Y Combinator list Summer Batch in 2014.

Hike Messenger, founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said that from day one we have strongly alleged that through communication, they can bring to India through online. With the achievement they take further step towards that mission. Zip Phone’s technology will allow them to bring free voice calling to the market much faster. This is one of the top most requested features from many users as well. He further added that they cannot wait to launch this.

Jain said that as a startup enthusiast, he had been keeping close eye on the Hike and its developments and he was excited to be a part of, one of the biggest and fastest growing startups in the Indian Internet space and finally construction for India.Hike attains US voice calling firm ‘Zip phone’

Hike Messenger was launched in Dec 2012, Hike Messenger has over 35 million users and has moved up 86 million from Tiger Global and BSB to till date.

Competing with the likes of world players like WhatsApp, and Viber, Hike has fairly young user base with over 90 % of them are under the age of 25 and live in India.

The Hike Messenger app has contained features and developed keeping in mind that the infrastructural and cultural requirements, like Hike Offline, Hidden Mode, amongst others.

Hike attains US voice calling firm ‘Zip phone’

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