Reliance launches app-to-app  calling in India and worldwide

Reliance Communications CEO Gurdeep Singh (consumer business)
Telecom network operator Reliance Communications today revealed the launch of app-to-app  calling in India and worldwide.

Calling Ka Naya Tareeka enables customers to experience significantly better app-to-app voice calls with high-definition (HD) quality and instant connections.

Reliance Communications said its 4G network in the 850-MHz spectrum band will provide better user experience for both voice and data users.

The launch price of HD app-to-app calling is Rs 39 — for 300 minutes of calling in India, and anywhere in the world.

Reliance Communications in a statement said customers can make calls worldwide through various data-based apps such as JioChat, Whatsapp, FB Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, imo and Viber, amongst others.

“RCOM has always had a special emotional connect with Gujarat, and we are excited to redefine voice calling in India by introducing the Calling Ka Naya Tareeka offer in our home state, offering app-to-app talking in India, and anywhere in the world,” said Gurdeep Singh, chief executive officer, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications.

Google app for video calling

Meanwhile, Google has launched Duo, a video calling app on Android and iOS devices. Duo is Google’s take on other popular video calling apps including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger app.

In places like India, it has been designed to adapt to the network connectivity conditions. We hope to make the experience of video calling more personal, inviting easy and smooth,” said Amit Fulay, group product manager at Google.

To get started, all you need is your phone number and you will be able to reach people in your phone’s contacts list across devices and platforms. No separate account is required so you can sign up and start calling in just a few taps.

The “Knock Knock” feature allows people to see live video of the caller before they answer. For video calls on the go, “Duo” will switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data automatically without dropping your call, the company claimed.