Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Android(TM) Devices

Truphone's new Android application enables free calls to other Truphone, Skype and Google Talk users over Wi-Fi

Jan 07, 2010, 12:35 ET from Truphone

LONDON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first time.


The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This, coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP application. The new release version 3.0 replaces the current live version 2.0.

The Truphone application for Android is available now as a free download in the Android Market. The new Truphone Android application is compatible with the HTC G1, HTC Magic and HTC Hero. Compatibility with other Android models with firmware 1.5 or above, including the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One will follow soon.

Truphone's Android application also includes fully integrated multi-headed Instant Messaging support for Skype, Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo! and MSN customers, allowing users to easily switch between different conversations and keep in touch with their friends whichever IM service they use.

"We are delighted to be able now to offer the full Truphone experience to Android device owners around the world", said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone. "The Truphone application allows customers to make free or low cost calls from their mobiles whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi, 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."

The application builds on the company's previous release which allowed customers to make low cost calls on their mobiles when out of Wi-Fi. When out of Wi-Fi, the application works by making a local GSM call to the Truphone gateway (if a customer has a bundled package of minutes this call is often free, otherwise is charged as a 'local call'*), from where the call is then routed over the Truphone network. For details on Truphone's low-cost call rates visit

Truphone's award winning solutions offer a consistent high quality calling experience through use of innovative handset software and premium voice routing partners and are available in relevant application stores or from the Truphone website:

* Operator roaming charges will apply if you are abroad.

About Truphone

Founded in 2006, Truphone is a global mobile communications provider in the business of innovating how people converse in our globally connected world. As the industry's first mobile Internet operator, the company makes it easy and affordable for users all over the world to keep in touch with friends, family and business contacts overseas or whilst roaming. Frost & Sullivan has declared Truphone winner of the "2009 European Mobile VoIP Product Differentiation Innovation Award."

According to Frost & Sullivan, "Truphone has been able to differentiate its products from those of its competitors due to the immense commitment it has made in research and development and by having strategic partnerships with major industry participants across the mobile ecosystem. As a result, it has successfully enabled the firm to address its customers' needs and expectations, resulting in Truphone being a dominant player in the mVoIP market." Truphone is the trading name of Software Cellular Network (SCN) Ltd. SCN is privately owned, funded by both venture capital investment and angel investors.

Important information

Truphone is not a replacement for an ordinary telephone service and emergency calls cannot be made using Truphone. However Truphone does not prevent emergency calls being made via a handset's normal cellular service provider. Truphone cannot advise on the legality of VoIP services in specific territories or jurisdictions. It is the user's responsibility to confirm that use of the Truphone VoIP software and service is permitted in the location in which they use it.

Apple and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the United States and other countries. Google is a trademark of Google Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Google and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc. Truphone is a trademark of Software Cellular Network Ltd. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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