To keep in touch with distant acquaintances across borders, you either need deep pockets or a fast good quality internet connection. Ringo App claims to change this by offering cheap and excellent quality international calls without a WiFi connection or a data plan!
“We believe our app will change the way India communicates with the world,” said Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Ringo. “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”
This does appear too good to be true at first glance.To achieve this feet, 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. This allows users to call anywhere around the globe and pay local call tariff.
“The app is a result of significant technology investments, global carrier partnerships and strategic relationships,” says Bhavin. “We believe that communication should be easy and inexpensive. We envision a world where cost is not even a criteria for communication with anyone anywhere around the globe.”
The company points out that India is the fourth largest originator of ISD calls in the world after USA, UK and Germeny, and consumers spend over $2 billion dollars on ISD calls annually.
This makes India a fertile ground for Ringo, which claims 70% cheaper rates than Vodafone or Airtel’s and 20% cheaper than Skype or Viber’s for most destinations. You can download Ringo app and make the first call for free.