BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone is pleased to announce new versions of its applications for Android and iOS devices, adding features such as a call cost indicator that informs users how much a call will cost per minute even before they dial.
Other new features added as part of the Truphone 5.1 App update include encrypted internet calling and a reactive voice engine that ensures users always receive the best possible sound quality, no matter where they are. Truphone is also introducing market-leading calling rates to 150 countries and eliminating call connection fees.
"We're making the smartphone into a better phone – one that is easier to use, costs less and makes better quality calls," said Duncan Steblyna, Product Manager at Truphone.
"If you're not sure how much the call will cost, you might not want to pick up the phone – but if you can see that the call is free, or just a few pennies per minute then you'll just press call."
Steblyna continues: "Experience shows us that if you have better quality calls, you will make more of them – so we have created a way to make sure the call is always made at the best available sound quality and can even adapt in the middle of a conversation."
The v5.1 App update paves the way for Truphone+, a service Truphone will release later in 2013 and which will bring together the GSM and internet calling services into one integrated network. Truphone+ will allow users to move seamlessly between the Truphone international mobile network and Wi-Fi zones, thereby offering better value and call quality.
Truphone+ users can also benefit from Truphone's existing services, such as the ability to use multiple international phone numbers on a single SIM.
Key features of the Truphone Application v5.1:
Call cost indicator – shows how much the call will cost even before you dial, as well as highlighting free calls
Call quality analyzer- makes sure the caller always receives the best available sound quality, even if the connection changes in the middle of the conversation
Encrypted internet calling – lets users make highly secure calls, whether using a Wi-Fi network or GSM
Summary of new calling tariffs
No more connection fees
1p/min to US landlines and mobiles
1p/min & 4p/min calls to Truphone Countries – to both landlines & mobiles
Calls from 1p/min-2p/min to landlines to popular destinations
Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden and more
North America: Canada and Mexico
Asia Pac: China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and more
ROW: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and more
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, helps people and businesses around the world stay connected. The company's unique SIM-based offering works in more than 200 countries and significantly reduces the cost and complexity of international mobile roaming.
Truphone is also a leader in internet calling (VoIP), having launched the first ever voice over internet application for a mobile phone. The Truphone App has millions of downloads across the world and gives users secure Wi-Fi calling at a high quality and reduced cost.
Truphone calling regions: Calls from 1p/min-2p/min to landlines
Asia Pac:American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, East Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna
Rest of world: Afghanistan, Anguilla, Armenia, Ascension Island, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bermuda, Bhutan, Diego Garcia, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Russia, St Helena, St Pierre & Miquelon, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Western Samoa