Vodafone Launches Bubble Motion’s Bubbly Social Messaging Service

Mobile social communications company Bubble Motion is announcing further expansion throughout India with the launch of its market-leading Bubbly social messaging service on Vodafone India — bringing India’s hottest social communications phenomenon to the operator’s 130 million subscribers.

Sometimes described as a ‘voice-based Twitter’, the Bubbly social messaging service enables celebrities and everyday people to share status updates in their own voice with fans and followers through any mobile phone, without having to download an application. The service is now available across India on Vodafone India’s mobile networks.

Indian stars have been swarming to the voice blogging service this year, led by top Bollywood stars (Amitabh Bachchan, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra), TV personalities (Madhavan), cricketers (Yuvrav Singh), musicians (Sonu Nigam) and many more. These celebrities share voice-recorded updates on their daily lives, keeping their fans informed in an authentic and intimate way.

Bubbling is also a fun and easy way for every-day people to stay connected with their own friends, family and followers. ‘Bubblers’ just dial *7* on their Vodafone handset, record their voice update, and instantly their followers everywhere are notified by SMS and prompted to click and listen. It’s free to start bubbling, and free to follow friends and family.

“With 8 million Indian users, India is far in front of the rest of the world in adopting bubbling as a social messaging tool.” said Thomas Clayton, Bubble Motion President and CEO, “Vodafone has recognized the social mobile groundswell early and have moved swiftly to bring this fun service to their customers.”

Since launching Bubbly just one year ago, the service has taken Asia by storm. Used by hundreds of celebrities, entertainers, sports stars and musicians as an authentic way to keep their fans updated, Bubbly has catapulted to over 10 million users in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and now Japan. The service has delivered more than 300 million messages in the last year alone.

About Bubble Motion

Bubble Motion is pioneering social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly™ (aka BubbleBlog™) is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. Bubbly is like ‘Twitter with a voice’ and brings social networking to mobile phones.

To learn more about Bubbly, visit http://www.bubblemotion.com/products-bubbly.html

About Vodafone India

Vodafone is one of the world’s leading international mobile communications group with approximately 358 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and over 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com