Tools and apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and many others have changed communications for ever, but they manage to perform a great job as long as there’s an Internet connection out there. And despite the fact that the Internet is becoming ubiquitous, there are many moments when you have to resort to the traditional way of making calls. And if you’re about to call internationally, then that’s going to cost you.
Well, Ringo apparently has a solution for that – it converts international calls to local calls, which means you don’t have to worry about internet connectivity or high costs. The app is available for for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users and you will be granted a free call after you install it. According to Ringo’s, its prices are 25% lower than most competing international calling apps, which is quite a deal. Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Ringo, said the following:
Not being affected by fluctuations in internet connectivity means that you won’t have to face with audio delays, loss of quality and dropped calls. Also, despite converting international calls to local ones, the phone number you make your call from will continue to appear as the caller ID. To make the deal even sweet, Ringo will be offering an 80 percent discount on calling rates to US mobile phones, which means $0.003 per minute, down from the usual of $0.017 per minute. Skype, on the other hand, charges $0.023 per minute for a call to the US and there’s also a connection fee of $0.049.
Staying connected with colleagues and friends abroad should be convenient, reliable and most importantly, low-cost. Ringo makes international calling easy and won’t make you think twice about connecting with loved ones or conducting business because of our carrier grade call quality and low costs. The US receives over 35 billion voice minutes per year, amounting to billions of dollars spent annually. US calls made through Ringo could potentially save over a billion dollars for consumers without compromising the call quality.
At the moment, you can use Ringo in 16 countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and US. However, most likely, as this service will grow in popularity, more countries will be added soon. But we know that carriers aren’t going to like this app, so if they won’t be able to stop it, then maybe we’re about to witness a revolution.