VoIP services provider Vonage has introduced a new app for Apple's iPhone to make it easier and cheaper for users to make international calls.
The Time to Call app, which is available for free from the iTunes App Store across 87 countries, will be competing with Skype’s iPhone app for international VoIP calling.
The company revealed that when using the app, consumers will be able to make 15 minute calls to landlines and mobile phones in around 100 countries. Vonage said that the customer would be required to pay between $1 and $2 for a single call.
The Time to Call app can be accessed by users on a Wi-Fi connection worldwide, while users in the US and Canada will be able to make calls via 3G or Wi-Fi from the app.
“With the launch of Time to Call, Vonage has simplified the process of making affordable international calls for iPhone users around the globe," Marc Lefar, CEO of Vonage, stated.
"Not only does this service offer tremendous value for international callers dialing from their home countries, it also provides a great solution for international travellers who want to avoid the bill shock associated with international calls and roaming charges when they call back home,” he added.