Yes we’re speaking about the popular Ringo voice calling Android app that lets you make calls anywhere in India, could be a local or STD at a price of only 0.19 per minute. Announced that it is introducing new tarrif charges for voice calls in the country, that allows users to make international calls at cheaper rates than what you would actually pay for making such calls via your mobile phones.
Starting today, the Rino app now also gives you an option to make low-cost local calling in India. Users can call any landline or mobile user in India for 19 paisa/min, without subscribing to any add on packs. How that? Unlike other VOIP apps in the market, Ringo uses telephone networks instead of phone data or the Internet for making a phone call. Furthermore, it offers superior calling experience without registering any call drops.
Ringo, which debuted its service last year in over a dozen regions, offering voice calls at Rs 0.19 per a minute. Rivals include in comparison, popular telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular charge roughly around Rs 1.20 per minute for STD calls, and over 0.40 per minute with any special tarrif plan. The app by Ringo claims that users can reduce their talk time cost by up to 90% using its service.
The company claims that with the standard rate of 19 paisa, it is 90 per cent cheaper than most carriers and 25 per cent cheaper than the most popular Internet-based calling apps. Additionally, it offers 50 minutes of free talk time to every user who installs the app for the first time, and 50 extra minutes for every friend a user refers to Ringo.
How It Works?
Foremost users need to download Ringo app, and tap on the person he or she wishes to call. Instead of the user talking to that person directly. Ringo calls that individual and connects the user to that contact. Where recipients don’t need to have the app installed on their handset, and voice calls work without a reliable data connection.
Ringo is able to offer calls for 19 paisa/min by purchasing minutes in bulk at extremely low prices, and passing on the accrued savings to its customers. Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Founder of Ringo, said:
“Our vision has been to make calling across the globe simple, seamless and low-cost for the masses. Our local calling service is not only the cheapest in India right now, but it is also free of typical telecom-related hassles such as STD charges and differential pricing.”
Ringo does not ulitise your talktime as it uses a unique call flow that connects both the initiator and the recipient of a call via a conference bridge. You can see the little flag of the country and also how much it will cost per minute to call that person.
You can now download the app for your Android phone from the Google Play Store and for your iPhone from the App Store.