Mobile VoIP provider TruPhone has launched Tru App, a desktop client application that allows PC and laptop users to access Truphones new, low-cost mobile VoIP calling plans. The launch of Tru App is part of the companys strategy to allow customers to stay connected via VoIP, SMS or text messaging for the lowest possible cost, using whichever method works best for them.
The launch of Tru App for Desktop follows the companys launch of its new Tru” calling plans, which offer rates that are 60 percent cheaper than competitors across its top 30 calling destinations. Tru App for Desktop is compatible with PCs running Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X and all major distributions of Linux. The product allows users to use a single account for desktop and mobile calls, supports VoIP call transfers from desktop to mobile devices, support for Skype, Facebook, AIM, MSN, GoogleTalk and other messaging platforms, as well as offering multi-ring, where the desktop application and a mobile device can ring simultaneously, allowing incoming calls to follow the user.
Tru App also allows users to share documents and files using click and drop directly into the application. The launch expands the companys portfolio of mobile calling applications for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Nokia and RIM Blackberry devices, allowing users to continue their conversation whether they are at their PC or on the move. Raj Mehta, CEO of Infosys International, a New York based solution provider sees this as a big step towards converged offerings.
The launch of Tru App brings VoIP connectivity to multiple devices simultaneously, bridging the gap between mobile phones, smart phones and PCs,” said Mehta. “It should prove to enhance the VoIP market and create integrated VoIP opportunities for telecom VARs.” He said.
TruPhone was founded in 2006, is headquartered in London and primarily focuses on bringing low-cost VoIP offerings to mobile phones.