Hike introduces free voice calling feature in beta launch

Bharti SoftBank backed Hike messenger has introduced free voice calling feature as part of its beta launch. Users need to register for the beta program via the Hike app to start using voice call feature.


Most messenger application in the market now offer voice calling and WhatsApp has already announced plans to introduce voice calling feature. Hike had recently bought US based Zip Phone, a free Voice calling company. This purchase has enabled Hike introduce voice calling feature on a fast phase. Currently, this feature will be limited to Android users only.

Hike was launched back in 2012 as a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Softbank. But failed to attain growth in a market which was dominated by players like WhatsApp and Viber. On the contrary, Bharti Airtel had tried earlier tried to limit usage of VoIP on its network and eventually had to rollback its decision due to heavy backlash from users.

Do you think the voice calling feature will help Hike gain more users?

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[…] the famous instant messaging client from India has included the much-awaited voice-calling feature to its messaging app. The new feature allows users to make voice calls to other Hike users by using […]

r r kumar
January 27, 2015 1:03 pm 1:03 PM

Hike has only few users. That may be the reason for better voice clarity.

January 26, 2015 12:33 pm 12:33 PM

Jst chkd the call quality it was good , that too even on 2g.

Imon Aryan
January 26, 2015 2:24 pm 2:24 PM

Call quality is superb . Used it in 2g networks of AIRCEL in Kolkata .

Really its superb.

January 27, 2015 12:51 am 12:51 AM
Yaa true and what makes me happy is even like bigges fb msngr , line , wechat there live call also take some sec gap but our Indian hike app came out best with live call. Its really a proud thing, it fells like making a telecom call . And guys its just Beta version …… and i personally feel that airtel is no way involved in it for making hike app . its mittal son who came with this app else most of airtel app comes in red color like recently wynk app and there many more reason that… Read more »
November 15, 2018 7:16 pm 7:16 PM

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