Ringo has launched its service in India, which will now offer low cost calling without using the Internet. 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.
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.