NEW DELHI: After breaking ground in the international calling space, Ringo, the low-cost calling app has has launched local calling in India.
With the app, Ringo users can call any landline or mobile in the country at a flat rate of 19 paise per minute, without any additional charges like roaming, STD or top-up cards. Unlike other VOIP apps in the market, Ringo uses telephone networks instead of phone data or the Internet for a phone call, and thus offers superior calling experience, without any call drops.
Ringo is a one of its kind app in India that eliminates all the hassles of communication today, including switching between apps for different calling options, confusing tariff plans, high costs, and low quality calls.
It can even make calls if the recipient of the call does not have the app installed. With Ringo’s standard rate of 19 paise, it is 90% cheaper than most carriers and 25% cheaper than the most popular calling apps that are Internet based. Additionally, the app offers 50 minutes of free talk time to every user who installs the app for the first time, and 50 additional minutes for every friend a user refers to Ringo.
” In a country where 3G penetration is not fairly high throughout, we also have a strong edge over Internet telephony apps, as Ringo calls do not use data, and are comparable in price,” said Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Founder of Ringo.
“Ringo is able to offer the unprecedented price of 19 p/min by purchasing minutes in bulk at extremely low prices, and passing on the accrued savings to its customers by leveraging top-end technology. Ringo does not use your talktime, by using a unique call flow that connects both the initiator and the recipient of a call via a conference bridge,” a statement said.
Additionally, Ringo also comes with transparent and easy-to-read itemized bills, and makes earning free credits possible by downloading other apps from its Offers section.
“Our aim is to become a smart, one-stop calling solution for people across the globe, and local calling in India is certainly our biggest step in that direction,” said Bhavin.