January 08, 2010
Truphone Announces WiFi Calling to Android Devices
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Truphone, a company building mobile VoIP application, reportedly announced that it’s offering company’s new application for Android (News - Alert) enabled mobile handsets for no cost.
Users can download the Truphone (News - Alert) application for Android in the Android Market, that lets users make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in WiFi (News - Alert), in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of WiFi.
The new Truphone Android application is compatible with the HTC G1, HTC Magic and HTC Hero and also with other Android models with firmware 1.5 or above, including the Motorola (News - Alert) Droid and the Nexus One in the near future.
“We are delighted to be able now to offer the full Truphone experience to Android device owners around the world,” Geraldine Wilson (News - Alert), CEO of Truphone, said.
According to Wilson, the Truphone application allows customers to make free or low cost calls from their mobiles whether they are in or out of WiFi, whether they are using the Android, iPhone, iPod touch or Blackberry devices. The cost savings, convenience and unparalleled call quality on Truphone makes it really easy to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues all over the world, he said.
Officials at Truphone said that they built the new application over their previous release to allow customers to make low cost calls on their mobiles when out of Wi-Fi. Users can still use their mobiles when they are out of Wi-Fi by making a local GSM call to the Truphone gateway from where the call is then routed over the Truphone network.
Founded in 2006, Truphone is a global mobile communications provider, offering huge savings on international calls to mobiles and landlines by routing calls over the Internet through Wi-Fi. Truphone for iPod touch, a free piece of software that can be downloaded to any iPod, helps converting iPod in to a mobile phone.
Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney