DeNA, the Japanese mobile gaming behemoth, has unveiled its own free international calling app.
Comm, as it is called, is available as a free download to both Android and iOS users in over 204 countries worldwide.
In addition to free voice calls, the service incorporates personalised messaging and photo-sharing. People without Comm will receive messages as emails and DeNA claims that, because the app uses a client-server instead of a peer-to-peer setup, photos sent through its service will be of a higher quality than those sent via MMS.
"With links to over 30 million players worldwide," Mobage, DeNA's mobile social gaming platform, is claimed to "connect you to a huge community of mobile gamers that circles the globe," suggesting that the company should find little trouble in attracting a widespread user base for its communications app.
Comm and Mobage are expected to be kept as two separate entities, at least for the time being.