Make Internet-based international calls without using the Internet

DC
Published Jan 14, 2015, 8:45 pm IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
Ringo is now available for Android, iOS and Windows platforms
 Ringo is now available for Android, iOS and Windows platforms (Representational image)
  Ringo is now available for Android, iOS and Windows platforms (Representational image)

Dialing an international number directly or via Internet chews up your talktime balance and Internet data. Due to this inconvenience, you prefer to cut down on your conversation. 

Ringo, a new international calling app allows you to make international calls without the use of Internet data. Directi has launched the Ringo app on Google Play for Android, iOS and Windows platforms in India on January 14, 2015.

 

Unlike other OTT voice apps like Viber and Skype, the new Ringo calling app converts your international calls into local calls. On downloading the Ringo from Google Play, the app saves all the international numbers that are stored in your contact list. The contact list on the Ringo app displays the flag of the country, call rates and notifies you if the contact number is a  mobile or a landline number. Its software has access to the default dialerpad used for any local calls.

You may wonder on how does the Ringo app work? The moment you dial any international number, the app can convert your international calls into local calls. For example: You as a Ringo user in India wants to call a friend in the UK. The moment you dial an International number, Ringo then calls you and your friend in UK locally via the Ringo server.

(Screenshots of the Ringo App)

Ringo users can recharge your Ringo balance minimum up to Rs 31 and maximum up to Rs 300. Before placing the calls, the app checks if you have sufficient balance left. Bhavin Turakhia, the founder, CEO and chairman of Directi, stated, “Ringo is 70 per cent cheaper than other call carriers and 20 per cent cheaper than Skype and Viber”.

The Ringo app is available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and India. Ringo may also add the conference calling and video calling features soon.

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