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[qi:033] mig33, a combination mobile instant messenger, chat rooms and international calling card service based in Burlingame, CA., says signed up six million cell phone users in 200 countries. The service is particularly popular in countries like Bangladesh where international long distance rates are high. Unlike […]

[qi:033] mig33, a combination mobile instant messenger, chat rooms and international calling card service based in Burlingame, CA., says signed up six million cell phone users in 200 countries. The service is particularly popular in countries like Bangladesh where international long distance rates are high. Unlike other VoIP services, mig33 works on even the most basic phones, and don’t require a Wi-Fi connection for the calls.

mig33 was one of the eTel/GigaOM LaunchPad companies, and since then has raised $10 million in venture backing from Accel Partners and RedPoint Ventures. It has relocated from Australia to the San Francisco . Other mobile callback/calling type services that offer lower cost minutes include Jajah and Cellity.

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  1. It’s great to see some more Australian startups going strongly! It seems that moving to Silicon Valley is the way to go… I know that a fair few successful oz startups tend to at least open an office over there, and it seems to make a big difference.

  2. Have you tried Talkety from your mobile. mig33 appears to need a java enabled phone.

    -Arun

  3. SMS Text News » mig33 has 6 million users in 200 countries Monday, July 23, 2007

    [...] GigaOM mig33 has 6 million mobile users « mig33, a combination mobile instant messenger, chat rooms and international calling card service [...]

  4. share.websitemagazine.com Monday, July 23, 2007

    mig33 has 6 million mobile users

    mig33, a combination mobile instant messenger, chat rooms and international calling card service based in Burlingame, CA., says signed up six million cell phone users in 200 countries.

  5. Question:

    It may have 6 million downloads, but how many users are really active? Will carriers make a decision to block this service due to its tariff avoidance nature? It would be quite easy to block there IP’s off!

  6. Another option for people without java enabled phones (or people like me who have java enabled phones but dont pay the $20/month for internet service) is jaxtr. Works with any phone, landline or mobile and they have local direct to dial numbers now in 50+ countries.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2041687520070723

  7. Mig33 ha 6 milioni di utenti Monday, July 23, 2007

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  8. mig33 festeggia i suoi 6 milioni di utenti Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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  10. I have found that migg33 is the best chat service that I have ever had the pleasure to be part of. KEEP IT UP GUYS!!!!!

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