Engineers from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore have come with a new free voice calling service called 'FreeKall'. Developed by a trio of Yashas Shekar, Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh Eshwarappa, FreeKall service makes it possible for users to make free voice calls without the need to access Internet using data packets on their phones. All this is being offered for no cost, because FreeKall will be incorporating advertisements between your voice calls. So, if you have no problem in listening to some ads in the middle of your conversation, this service is the right thing for you.
Here's how it works - You dial the FreeKall number or give a missed call on it. On doing that, Freekall calls you back on your number. Once you answer the call, you have to enter the number of the person with whom you want to talk. Finally, FreeKall will dial and connect you with that number and then you can start talking for free. The great part is that even if you have a basic phone like the classic Nokia 1100 or a high-end smartphone such as iPhone, FreeKall will work on all devices. When the call is connected, the user hears an ad instead of a ringtone. And at intervals of two minutes, the caller and the called party will have to pause the conversation and hear an ad.
Currently, if you are an unregistered user, you can make a call that lasts three minutes, while if you register, the conversations can last 12 minutes. The folks behind the FreeKall project have promised that after a month there will be no limit to the amount of time a person can FreeKall. We will also have facility to make International calls within a month, once the team obtains legal clearances.
According to a report on Economic Times, FreeKall team is targeting to handle 10 million calls a day while making $30 million by the end of 2015. The company has raised a seed capital of Rs. 10 lakh from Ranjith Cherickel, a telecom professional with experience in the field and is planning to take FreeKall international. The team has also put up a video for their service. Have a look -
What are your thoughts on the new free voice calling service in town? Share with us in comments below.Source: FreeKall