When we posted about free calls by muftphone.com we had a positive response from our readers. While there were doubts and warnings on net about not to use muftphone, our readers found it to be a safe and nice way to make free calls to India and rest of the world. Today, we bring you another VOIP service provider offering free calls to 30 different countries. That is you do not have to spend money to talk to your loved ones this Valentine’s day. Truphone has been in news for some time but none of their offers were so good to qualify being posted on our blog.
Without much ado let us narrate the details of this offer. Truphone is offering free calls on Valentine’s day to 30 different countries. All you have to do is to download their soft phone on your mobile device. It is currently available for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, Nokia Symbian, Android and Blackberry Phones. Once you have that application on your device you can start using it to make free calls to one of these countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, United States Canada, Puerto Rico, United States of America and El Salvador, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan and South Africa.
Unfortunately, India is not included.
According to a PCMag article, the simcard works well throughout destinations such as Spain for international and local calls and also SMS/text messages, but there were a few issues with internet connection. If you are using a Blackberry then the browser will just simply not work. However, there was no issue using Internet via apps such as facebook, twitter, whatsapp etc. Moreover, data heavy GPS based apps such as foursquare and maps also worked fine. However, since the browser does not work you cannot count on a Truphone sim for internet surfing. It could simply be a setting in the browser that wont accept the APN of the internet provider, but it also could be something else.
One friendly advice: Sending a (e)greeting card before you call is not a bad idea.