MUMBAI, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
After a successful launch in 16
countries, Ringo is now available in India, offering 90% savings on
international calling, without Internet or Wifi
Communicating internationally with friends and loved ones relies
on one of two things: an expensive calling plan or a stable
Internet connection - until now. Ringo, which has now launched in
India, is the first international
calling app that delivers high quality and low cost calling without
using the Internet. Ringo is meant for anyone looking to save big
on high-quality international calls, from families trying to keep
in touch, to companies conducting global business.
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"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"
Unlike other OTT voice apps, Ringo calls do not use the
Internet, Wifi, data or carrier minutes. Making a call using Ringo
is identical to making a call through your carrier, in terms of
quality, and yet costs 70% lower than standard rates offered by
most Telcos. 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.
According to Telegeography, in 2012 India originated 20 billion
international voice minutes (not counting OTT apps) representing 4%
of the global ISD traffic, and making India the 4th largest originator of ISD calls
in the world, after USA, UK and
Germany. Consumers in India spend well over $2 billion annually in making international
calls. Ringo, whose prices are 70% cheaper than Vodafone or
Airtel's and 20% cheaper than Skype or Viber's for most
destinations, will result in huge cost savings for Indian
"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."
Ringo's launch could not be better timed. There has been heavy
debate around recent announcements by carriers and TRAI to charge
consumers for VOIP. Amidst this controversy, Ringo provides a
unique international calling solution that does not use VOIP and
hence will never incur these additional costs.
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 Riva FZC