Mobile VoIP provider Truphone has cut its calling rates to more than 30 destinations worldwide by an average of 60 percent, making charges as low as 2.1 cents per minute. This includes countries such as the US, UK, France, Australia, India and Canada. Calls made between Truphone (News - Alert) customers over Wi-Fi or 3G remain free.
In addition, the company has also reduced the cost of its unlimited monthly call package to just $12.95 per month.
In a release Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson (News - Alert) said "Truphone wants to take the pain out of keeping in touch with friends and family, whether at home or away. Our wide range of applications, calling bundles, new calling rates and lower monthly plans make it easy and cost-effective for people to talk to their heart's content."
Truphone last made news on TMCnet when it announced availability of its updated application for the iPad in the Apple (News - Alert) iTunes store.
The iPad is one of the hottest gadgets in the market today and industry experts say that much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone (News - Alert) applications.
This updated application features 3G calling, allowing users to easily place and receive calls over 3G networks. Users also have the option to make calls as part of a data package even when out of Wi-Fi range, using your mobile carrier's 3G network.
Truphone also announced a new Instant Messenger that allows customers to chat via IM with other Truphone users on the iPhone and iPad, as well as contacts on many social networking sites, all in one place.
Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard