The next time you wish to speak your heart out to a friend who live overseas, you can make a phone call without any phobia of huge telephone bills or expensive data cards. The new international calling app, Ringo that is already among the top rated apps for both iOS and Android is all set to save big on international calling. “Ringo makes international calling easy and won’t make you think twice about connecting with loved ones or conducting long business calls because of our carrier grade call quality and low costs.” says Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of Ringo.
With many exclusive and electrifying features in the box, Ringo is undoubtedly projecting an exponentially increasing fan base with hooked up users.
The international calling market makes $98Bn annually worldwide. Immensely saving on calls, the app costs up-to 90% lesser than other calling services of the same nature. Made possible by technology, it is 25% cheaper than Skype or Viber and over 500% compared to regular carrier costs.
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How It Works?
This is done by assigning a local number for each of the international contacts on the phonebook. When an international number is dialed, the call is routed to a local number from where a connection is made to the international number. Ringo works just like the retro telcos but to the advantage of it’s users. They buy international call connectivity at wholesale prices and sell them at competitive prices.
The app has been featured extensively in the news as a call app that doesn’t need internet connectivity. Just a month away from it’s launch Ringo is seen as a head on competition to the ace calling application Skype that remained unvanquished through the years. Keeping up with the trend, Ringo is proving to be a potential game changer in the age of smart phones and apps. Having a broad coverage over all sorts of issues, Ringo promises best in class call quality that is better than landlines. Calls are routed via dedicated telephone circuits. This kills any chance of mishaps caused due to internet connectivity. Traditional long distance calling and VoIP services, which often face audio delays, loss of quality, dropped calls, etc. owing to fluctuations in connectivity of network, Wi-Fi connectivity and data card speed, are being challenged.
One can make calls the same way as any normal dial pad on the Ringo Dialpad – most asked for feature. Just punch the digits, hit dial and call anywhere across the world. Calls can be made to any cell phone or landline without the receiver necessarily having to install the app. All that is needed is a normal telephone connection. The caller ID is also the same as your phone number.
There is no upfront or recurring cost required to use the app. The app asks for no monthly or yearly commitments. It purely follows the pay-as-you-go model. Not only attractive limited period offers like free US to UK calls are being offered, but also free credits can be earned by sharing with friends. The service is currently available in 14 countries and is yet to launch in India. The app is available for iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Within a couple of weeks after it’s launch, over 100,000 calling minutes were recorded on Ringo.
It’s time to Ring and Go. After all, the first call on Ringo is free!