Today, Xoom Corporation, a global online money transfer company which allows individuals to send money from PCs and mobile devices to over 30 countries around the world, announced a partnership with Skype (News - Alert) in which new Xoom customers will receive Skype Credits.
This offer applies to customers sending their first Xoom money transfer, making them eligible to receive a $50 Skype Credit. Skype Credit allows customers to place an international call to mobile or landline phones in 170 countries, send text messages, get online at over a million affiliated Wi-Fi hotspots, set up free Skype To Go numbers to make calls from any phone, or try Skype Premium for group video calling and screen sharing.
Julian King, senior vice president of Marketing and Corporate Development for Xoom, said, "Our customers have strong ties to their families back home and send money to support their families on a regular basis. We also understand they have a need to stay in touch with friends and families abroad. We are very excited to bring together both Xoom online money transfer and Skype international communication services so our customers can support their families both financially and emotionally."
"Our partnership with Xoom will deliver a very compelling solution to our U.S. users with connections in other countries," added Alejandro Arnaiz, senior manager of Market Development for Skype. "They will now be able to send money online from any computer or their mobile phone with Xoom and be in touch with their family and friends abroad over Skype, whether via audio, video or chat, at home or on their smartphones."
Since Microsoft's (News - Alert) acquisition of Skype, the software giant has been expanding the video chat app's reach, with plans to offer Skype functionality on the Xbox 360 and Microsoft's Lync instant message platform.
Xoom Corporation makes it easier for customers to quickly transfer money around the world, with constant updates, like the more efficient wire transfer service introduced in the UK last year, making transfers faster and more reliable.
Edited by Brooke Neuman