Kirusa Launches Celeb Connect™ and Sports Connect™ Services in Peru

New Providence, NJ and Lima, Peru, Thursday, 25 September, 2014: Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps for emerging markets, announced today the launch of its popular services Celeb Connect and Sports Connect in Peru. These value added services will enable Peruvians to interact and engage with celebrities and also listen to exclusive soccer voice updates. This is a one-of-a-kind service available in the country.

The services are available across Peru, for the subscribers of a leading telecom carrier, on smart phones and feature phones. Celeb Connect, powered by Kirusa’s VoboloTM social media platform, allows subscribers to send and receive voice messages from celebrities they follow. Peruvian models, Vanessa Tello and Jazmin Pinedo, and TV star Fiorella Chirichigno, are using the Celeb Connect service to engage with their fans. These celebs have already amassed more than 130k followers in a short time. More celebrities are expected to join the celeb portfolio soon.

Using ‘Celeb Connect’, celebrities voice and share their daily lives, thoughts, and emotions with their fans. To do this, participating stars can call a number, or use an app on their smartphones, to leave messages. The messages are then delivered immediately to fans, who can listen to what is happening in their most cherished celebrities’ lives, in the celebrities’ own voice, which creates a “Voice Twitter”-like experience. They can also share this with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, increasing the level of engagement.  Further, the fans get an opportunity to speak and engage with the celebrities in multiple ways on-line and off-line.

The ‘Sports Connect’ service sends out daily sports news with a mix of team news, professional pre and post-match analysis, and with quotes from leading managers and players. With clubs like Alianza Lima, Universitario, and Sporting Cristal to choose from, the sports bulletins are available in Spanish and English languages.

Celeb Connect service by Kirusa has already received tremendous response in four countries, where more than 90 celebrities are using the service to stay in touch with over 4 million fans. Similarly, Sports Connect, offered in partnership with, currently connects 1.7 million fans, in eight countries, to twelve soccer clubs and national teams.

Barinderpal Singh Mumick, Vice President of Operations, Kirusa, said, “We are excited to bring our innovative services to the Peru market. Delivering the best possible user engagement is our highest priority, and we are certain that these services will excite the users”.

Vanessa Tello, Peruvian supermodel, who is excited to be on Celeb Connect platform adds, “It is fantastic to have a platform where you can connect with your ardent fans through voice bytes, unlike any other social media platform. Our fans are a focal point of our celebrity existence. It is important for us to know their expectations from us. Kirusa will certainly get us a step closer to them”.

About Vanessa Tello

Vanessa Tello is a charming and gracious Peruvian TV & Commercial Model. The Lima beauty shot to fame when she was selected as Miss Reef Peru in 2010. She then represented Peru Miss Reef International at Panama.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to “Have a Voice!” and share their stories with their family and friends across the globe.  Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, CelebConnect™ and SportsConnect™ apps, which are offered in partnership with more than thirty-five mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and Middle East, as well as via the app stores, and are used monthly by over 80 million mobile users in four continents.  Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology, and its highly reliable and scalable multimodal and cloud platforms, which process over one billion events a month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum.  Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc.

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