Mobile Devices

February 27, 2013

Truphone Releases New Version of its Android and iOS App

International mobile communications company Truphone has recently released a new version of its app, providing many new features for Android and iOS device users.

New features of the Truphone 5.1 App include: call cost indicator, which will inform users how much a call will cost them per minute before dialing; call quality analyzer, which ensures that users are always provided with the best available sound quality, despite his or her location; and encrypted Internet calling, allowing users to make highly secure calls whether they are using a Wi-Fi network or GSM service.

"We're making the smartphone into a better phone – one that is easier to use, costs less and makes better quality calls," Duncan Steblyna, product manager at Truphone, said in a statement. "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. 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."

In addition to the three new features, Truphone is also eliminating call connection fees and offering a variety of calling rates for 150 countries.

Later this year, the company is also preparing to release Truphone+, a phone service that will integrate GSM services with Internet calling capabilities. The service will enable users to make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi connection when standard networks are unavailable; provide them with a call cost indicator that shows how much a call will cost per minute; and allow all voicemails to be directed to one place, no matter if the call was received through a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

"I, like many people, don't have reliable mobile coverage at my home in the countryside - or even in my London office," James Tagg, founder and CTO of Truphone, said in a statement. "The Truphone+ service will let me use my phone normally, whether I'm on the cellular phone network or not."

Truphone+ is currently being showcased at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

comments powered by Disqus

FOLLOW MobilityTechzone

Subscribe to MobilityTechzone eNews

MobilityTechzone eNews delivers the latest news impacting technology in the Wireless industry each week. Sign up to receive FREE breaking news today!
FREE eNewsletter