A new app has launched today which enables travellers to make free calls to any landline or mobile, in any country, anywhere in the world.
‘WhatsCall’ for Android and iOS has been created by utility and mobile security app developer Cheetah Mobile and offers free calls to any mobile or landline in the country.
Callers need to earn their free airtime, however, by logging in everyday, watching advertising, inviting friends or take part in daily tasks.
According to Cheetah Mobile, traditional messaging apps – and other tools which enable us to talk via the internet – rely on data connections from both parties and smartphone notifications being switched on. But WhatsCall doesn’t require a recipient to have a data connection, the same app, or live notifications.
The recipient receives a call through their phone network just like a regular voice call, so there’s no need for them to download the app or to have a data connection.
Cheetah says three quarters (73%*) of the world’s’ population has a mobile phone, but nearly a third (31%**) are without a 3G or LTE connection so cannot use data for calls or messaging.
Nearly three quarters (71%***) of the world’s population in rural areas are without a mobile data connection.
The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
David Wu, vice president of Cheetah Mobile, said: “The cost of calling overseas landlines and mobiles is prohibitively high for many people. WhatsCall is free if users engage with brands and collect call credits. Cheetah Mobile is proud to unveil WhatsCall, which will change how people communicate with each other across the world.”
High quality voice calls
WhatsCall is powered by advanced voice coding and decoding technology for crisp phone calls.
When a caller contacts another WhatsCall user the app utlises credit free VoIP technology. When a WhatsCall user calls a mobile or landline, it uses a voice service provided by telecom operators which requires credits.
Caller ID and Call Block
WhatsCall for Android comes complete with a Caller ID function thanks to CM Security, one of the world’s top smartphone security apps. The feature enables users to scan, identify and block any incoming fraud or harassment calls.