The low cost International Voice calling App - 'Ringo', has launched in India on 14-01-2015. Ringo Voice Calling App does not require internet or mobile carrier. The app was first launched in May 2014 for 16 countries. Now, Indian users can now also download and use the Ringo app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.
Ringo uses a unique call flow to convert international calls into local calls. When a Ringo user from India contacts someone in the United Kingdom, Ringo will automatically dial out a local call to the Indian user and another local call to the UK user and connect the two over reliable carrier circuits.
In order to make calls from the Ringo app, users will need to first create a Ringo account and transfer between Rs. 25 and Rs. 250 to their Ringo wallet. The app automatically syncs phone contacts, and adds a country flag with the per minute call price against the contact.
"Unlike other OTT (over-the-top services) voice apps, Ringo calls do not use the Internet, Wi-Fi, data or carrier minutes. Making a call using Ringo is identical to making a call through your carrier, in terms of quality, and yet costs 70 percent lower than standard rates offered by most telcos," said the company in a statement.
When a Ringo user from India contacts someone in the United Kingdom, Ringo will automatically dial out a local call to the Indian user and another local call to the UK user and connect the two over reliable carrier circuits.
Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Ringo said - "We believe our app will change the way India communicates with the world," said . "In this country, reliable internet connectivity that can support VoIP calling is still far away. Ringo provides the perfect solution for Indian consumers who want to stay in touch with their family, friends and colleagues abroad reliably and at a low-cost."
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