Ringo, a new app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone is available now and is promising to make your international calling much cheaper than ever. Ringo works by assigning your international contacts a local number then routing the international call through local outlets. Check out the video after the break and the full press release after.
Ringo calls do not use the Internet, Wifi or data. Making a call using the Ringo app is identical to making a call through a wireless carrier in terms of quality, and yet costs lower than even popular calling apps, and significantly lower (up to 1/10th) than traditional carrier prices . With over $95 billion spent per-year on international calling, Ringo could mean huge cost savings across the globe.
“Staying connected with colleagues and friends abroad should be convenient, reliable and most importantly, low-cost,” said Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Ringo. “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.”
Additionally, Ringo will launch with an 80 percent discount on calling rates to United States mobile phones. Ringo will offer an unprecedented rate of $0.003 per minute to US mobile phones, which is 90 percent cheaper than popular calling apps.
“The US receives over 35 billion voice minutes per year, amounting to billions of dollars spent annually” said Turakhia. “US calls made through Ringo could potentially save over a billion dollars for consumers without compromising the call quality.”
The Ringo app routes calls in a similar fashion to a regular carrier, without using the Internet, and the origination number continues to appear as the caller ID. This means calls are not affected by fluctuations in internet connectivity that often lead to audio delays, loss of quality and dropped calls.
At launch, Ringo will be available to users in the following 16 countries, who can use Ringo to make international calls to any destination worldwide at an affordable cost.
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
- United States
Ringo is an international calling app that uses a unique call flow to provide best-in-class call quality at costs lower than other popular calling apps. Ringo calls do not use the Internet, wifi or data and are instead use regular phone lines. Ringo is unlike any international calling apps available today and is unparalleled in cost, convenience, simplicity and reliability. Ringo is available for download on iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and at Ringo.co.
Source: Ringo Press Release