Freekall.in Allows You To Make Free Calls Even Without Internet
As of now, every application or tool which promises free calling is based on the Internet: You choose the application, install it and use VoIP to make free call. But an Indian startup is trying to change the equations over here, as they have introduced a novel concept wherein any mobile user would be able to make free calls, even without Internet.
Welcome to Freekall!
How it works?
- Call at 080-49202060 after which the call will drop.
- You will receive a call on your number.
- Pick up the call and dial the number on which you want to talk and you will be connected to that number.
The following video explains it in more detail:
What is the catch?
Freekall founders are trying to implement a monetization method based on advertisements. In between the free calls, you will have to listen to an advertisement where the brands will pitch their products. These 10 seconds ad will be the base on which Freekall is able to offer you free calls.
The beauty of the idea is that you are not even required to register with them to use this service. Simply call their number and start calling free with their 10 second advertisements in between the calls.
Unregistered users will get 3 minutes of free call every day, while registered users will get 12 minutes of free calling, every 24 hours. Once the beta phase is over, registered users will get unlimited amount of calling minutes.
Who is behind Freekall?
The team behind this Cloud based Telephony startup are Yashas C Shekar, Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh E, who are based in Bangalore. They have been working on this idea for the last 8 months.
Freekall has received a seek funding of Rs 10 lakh from Ranjit Cherickel, founding member of 88mph, an Africa-based accelerator program platform.
The concept is definitely unique in terms of how it provides free calls with out need of having internet connectivity. The service may find appeal with college going kids, who are always short on balance on their pre-paid cards.
Obviously, very few will use it as the primary method. But, it can work really great in case of an emergency when you have no balance and want to make a call.
One aspect that all users need to keep in mind – confidentiality. Your calls are getting routed via Freekall network, so there is always a chance of your privacy getting compromised.
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