|[May 09, 2012]
Introducing TU Me: the Free All-in-One Communications App from Telefónica
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Digital today announces the launch of TU
Me, a mobile app that enables communication and sharing via
smartphones, keeping a record of every interaction through a simple,
searchable timeline. TU Me offers one of the best integrated
communications experiences on a smartphone and is now available to
download from the Apple (News - Alert) App Store. Free to use at launch, the service
will continue to be developed with added value functionality.
TU Me is the first service from Telefónica (News - Alert) Digital to launch directly to
consumers and the first time Telefónica has launched a product
worldwide, regardless of its operating markets.
Telefónica is committed to innovating in its core business of
communications. Over the coming months, it will also use the TU brand to
launch a number of enhanced communications services which its O2 (News - Alert),
movistar and Vivo businesses will make available to customers as part of
TU Me is designed to make it as easy as possible for people to
communicate with their friends and family using their smartphone. Users
of TU Me can exchange text messages, make calls, leave voice messages,
share phtos and location information. Interactions are stored in a
timeline format, making it easy to view, scroll through and keep a
history of conversations.
TU Me has been developed to offer the best communications experience in
an app and is built to rigorous phone industry standards. It is the only
app of its kind that stores your content in the Cloud so that it is
always available whenever you log into the app, even if you lose your
device. It is also the only app that lets you make calls, send voice
messages, instant messages, photos and location from one control within
one screen, with no need to switch apps or tabs.
TU Me is initially available for iOS users with the Android version to
follow shortly. The service is available for free to anyone with an
iPhone (News - Alert) worldwide, regardless of their network operator, and works via
their mobile data plan or over Wi-Fi.
TU Me is the first product from Telefónica Digital to launch under the
new TU brand and reached the market less than six months from the
formation of the unit.
"We've seen the growing popularity of communications apps on smartphones
but we believe we've gone one better with TU Me using our knowledge and
insights of how people use their devices," said Stephen Shurrock, Chief
Commercial Officer at Telefónica Digital. "TU Me puts all your
communications needs into one place, for free, and is a great way for
people to stay in touch with those close to them. It's also a testament
to the innovation, speed and agility within Telefónica Digital."
TU Me is available as a free download in Apple's AppStore or visit www.tumeapp.com
for more information or to sign up to receive information about upcoming
releases for other operating systems.
About Telefónica Digital
Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its
mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and
deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development,
venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud
computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving
innovation in over the top communications services under a new umbrella
brand called TU. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and
services to Telefónica's 300 million customers as well as leveraging the
power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in
London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel
Aviv. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and
giffgaff are all part of the Telefónica Digital group of companies.
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