Ringplus, a voip service provider, provides free calls to its users. They claim to be the leaders of ringtone replacement technology. I am not sure how long they can compete with voip service providers because voip service providers are lowering their prices day by day. But hey nothing beats free. Basically, when you dial a number you hear the ringtone when the phone rings at the other end. However, instead of that ringtone here you hear an advertisement. That is where the company is making money. Moreover, they provide free calls to (almost) all the countries in the world and that too for free. Following are the steps you need to take in order to call your loved ones back home for free.
Follow these steps to make free international calls:
Go to http://www.ringplus.net
Register with them and check your email for your account number and pin number.
Dial one of the many access numbers and enter your account number and pin.
Dial 011 + country code + destination number.
Listen to an ad and if you are interested in the product being offered press *, otherwise wait till your party picks up the phone.
Talk to them for the period specified. It is 7 minutes of free calls to India and 15 minutes of free calls for Thailand. Still better than other voip service providers right?
When it gets cut repeat steps 3 to 7 to enjoy unlimited free calls to India and rest of the world.
Struggling to win the competition
It seems our prediction has come true. They could not compete with the load of customers who wanted to make free calls. Now that is really sad looking at how uniquely they had started their services. However, they haven’t stopped their operations. And it is good to see them not falling back but rather striving hard to still compete and top all the voip providers. They only ask for $10 in your account to let you use their services. And this ain’t such a big amount when compared to the services you will get. There is certain duration that is free and if you chat no longer than that then your $10 is safe and will not be utilized. However, if you keep talking longer and longer you will be charged from your balance. So in order to avail this wonderful offer you must keep track of the time you spend talking during a single call.
Note: Sometimes their system is overloaded and you might want to keep trying in order to get a free slot. Have patience, it works most of the time and is worth trying again. Nothing free could come so easily.
To sum it up, many people may not consider Ringplus a reliable or an easy way to make international calls but some would. It is always about choice and everyone has there own. Looking at the way Ringplus had started its services and is still providing to compete with the voip providers, they do deserve a lot of customers. Why not just register yourself first on the above mentioned website and explore it? And then you could come to a better conclusion.