The globe is now connected with concepts like globalization, industrialization and urbanization taking a strong hold in our lives. Migrating abroad is no longer the stirrup it used to be, it is just another phase of life. The tearful good byes are a thing of the past. The only thing often said to a person travelling across the country is, ’call me when you reach.’ Yes, that’s right, with the cellular network being available globally, we are now in touch with our relatives, friends and business contacts in the remotest corners of the earth. From the scorching heats of Africa to the Indian subcontinent to the chilly Canada, mobile network calling is available to all the masses. However, there is a catch here! The international calling rates are humongous, so much that, it increases our expenditure significantly. Hence, it does not prove useful to the layman and the entire concept proves futile. Therefore, to break the barriers of communication between you and your loved ones, Ringplus.net has started an endeavor.
What is Ringplus.net?
Ringplus.net is one of the most successful ad based provider providing free calls to India and many other countries. They charge you absolutely dirt cheap rates after the initial free minutes are utilized. You wont find such cheap international calling anywhere. We posted about Ringplus here, on July 10th and since then it has been one of the most viewed post on our blog. If you are unaware of Ringplus, they started a service where you can make free calls to almost any destination including countries which are normally expensive to make calls to such as India and Bangladesh. The catch is that when it rings at the other end you do not hear the ringtone but instead you hear an ad. Pretty neat and makes sense, rite? Just replacing your ringtone with an ad, you can call internationally for free! If you desire an ad free service, click here.
The problem – With other service providers
Since their costs are paid by their advertisers, every call lasts only a few minutes, nevertheless, you can make unlimited number of calls. This has always been a nightmare to people who usually make long calls, as many times their systems are busy to make a call again. Therefore, they have launched a new offer where you could buy additional talk time and keep talking beyond your free minutes limit.
For India, you get initial almost 6 minutes free and then your call is automatically charged at 2cents/minute (some destinations are 3cents too) i.e. if you buy talk time worth $10 then you get 500 extra minutes, plus if your call on average lasts 10 minutes than your net cost comes around 1000/1250 = 0.8 cents/minute. This is the best till now.
They have not released any information about whether your calls get any priority over free customers or not but I believe they do not. In that case, as you might have experienced connecting on a free line of Ringplus is a nightmare, you need to try a few times before you get connected. If you are ok with that it is the service for you.