Sweden-based company, Freephoo, has launched their free mobile VoIP application in India, for Android and iOS devices. It will enable users to make free calls from their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android phones using Wi-Fi or 3G connections.
Users will also be able to make calls to all fixed lines and mobile phones, at a nominal charge, using Freephoo’s premium services. Other features of Freephoo include “superHD” sound quality for high audio quality calls, and, it also supports free calls to Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections.
Pandelis Eliopoulos, Co-founder of Freephoo, spoke about the launch of the service in India:
“We are very happy to launch our application in India as it is an important market for us. We hope our Indian users are delighted by our easy-to-use app, its superior sound quality and social features. We understand that people are building and maintaining relationships through their social networks, so the phonebook is no longer the only source for contacts. We are very pleased to give our users the opportunity to call their Facebook and LinkedIn contacts too.
We are delighted to see that people are using our premium service, which is one of the key benefits that makes us unique. We are also pleasantly surprised that so many of our users invite their friends to join Freephoo"
Founded in 2008, by entrepreneurs from the telecom and internet industry in Sweden, Freephoo apparently has a very strong connection to India as the company investors include co-founders of Nevales Networks - Kaushik Thakkar, a seasoned entrepreneur, Sunija Rishi, a marketing specialist and Ravishankar, an experienced banker.
Freephoo has apparently been launched successfully in many markets, and received some accolades – with Freephoo being named the top app on the Top Free Apps list, the top app on the Top Social App list, as well as the Top Grossing app, on the Apple App Store. Freephoo is also one of the first applications on the Apple App Store that enables the user to purchase premium minutes through Apple’s own payment system (in-app-purchase).