Ringo calls do not use the Internet, Wi-Fi or data. Making a call using the Ringo app is identical to making a call through a wireless carrier in terms of quality, and yet costs lower than even popular calling apps, and significantly lower (up to 1/10th) than traditional carrier prices . With over $95 billion spent per year on international calling, Ringo could mean huge cost savings across the globe.
“Staying connected with colleagues and friends abroad should be convenient, reliable and most importantly, low-cost,” said Bhavin Turakhia, CEO of Ringo. “Ringo makes international calling easy and won’t make you think twice about connecting with loved ones or conducting business because of our carrier grade call quality and low costs.”
Additionally, Ringo will launch with an 80 percent discount on calling rates to United States mobile phones. Ringo will offer an unprecedented rate of $0.003 per minute to US mobile phones, which is 90 percent cheaper than popular calling apps.
“The US receives over 35 billion voice minutes per year, amounting to billions of dollars spent annually” said Turakhia. “US calls made through Ringo could potentially save over a billion dollars for consumers without compromising the call quality.”
The Ringo app routes calls in a similar fashion to a regular carrier, without using the internet, and the origination number continues to appear as the caller ID. This means calls are not affected by fluctuations in internet connectivity that often lead to audio delays, loss of quality and dropped calls.
At launch, Ringo will be available to users in the following 16 countries, who can use Ringo to make international calls to any destination worldwide at an affordable cost.