Ringo App Review

There are various ways to keep in touch with people living in other parts of the world but most of the free ones require an unwavering Internet connection – which is often a chief obstruct. When you are at home on a fast Wi-Fi connection, it is simpler to video-chat with friends and family using services such as Skype and FaceTime. But it’s very difficult to find a stable 3G connection when you are travelling, even in big cities such as Mumbai and Bangalore.

At the same time, a telephone call can be extremely expensive. Ringo, an app that states to let you make “Internet-free” international phone calls at cheap rates wants to solve both these problems, of cost and connectivity, at the same time. Ringo is launched recently in India and its call rates looked tempting enough for us to see if it works as marketed. Here’s what we thought after using it for a while.

It’s not totally ‘Internet-free’

Ringo allows you to make phone calls to mobiles and landlines to other parts of the world. Just install the app on your smartphone. The other person can receive the call without installing Ringo, so you can call anyone who has a working phone connection.

Ringo is a handy app that checks your contacts and lists only those with an international number. This is a nice touch to guarantee that you do not have to sift through tons of local contacts to find those you need to call. All you have to do is tap any of these contacts to request a call. Ringo informs when a user from India contacts someone in the United Kingdom; the app spontaneously dials out a local call to the Indian user and another local call to the UK user and connects the two over dependable networks.

While you do not need an Internet connection to speak to your international contacts, you will need an Internet connection to request a phone call via Ringo. The app also uses a data connection to for the billing at the end of the call, tracking your Ringo credits – which are like the balance amount on any prepaid mobile connection.

You need to buy Ringo credits to make phone calls, just like you get a prepaid recharge. This can be done within the Ringo app or from the website.

Ringo offers a stress-free and reasonable way to make phone calls to international numbers. We found that it works consistently and is a good option to call those who do not have a stable Internet connection. As long as you are getting a recharge through the Ringo website, it’s a good deal for those who frequently call people living abroad.

Picture courtesy- onearena.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 18, 2015 12:27 PM UTC

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