We have always thought of how we can make FREE calls WITHOUT INTERNET and talk to people while saving precious prepaid balance! Many of us must have troubled Google search to find some way we can do it, but failing to get reliable answer (read: no answer).
Three engineering students of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Banglore, INDIA) – Yashas Shekar, Vijaykumar Umaluti and Sandesh Eshwarappa, have launched FreeKall, a free voice calling service which works without internet access.
The idea, which was thought up in the dorm of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore, was launched as a service last Saturday. Still in beta, or testing phase, nearly four lakh FreeKalls have been made so far. “The response has been phenomenal. Our servers crashed about seven times and we had to bring it back up,” said Yashas Shekar, co-founder told Economic Times.
With the advent of smart phones, the era of telecommunication has changed horizons and communication has become almost free in developed countries with a number of service providers. But the problem in developing countries is that 95% of the population does not have access to either 3G or 4G which is almost a mandatory to make internet calls using Skype, Viber and other such applications.
FreeKall is for those who do not mind the annoyance of advertisements right in the middle of a conversation. FreeKall makes money by making people listen to advertisements during calls. So once two users are connected, they will be able to hear 10 second advertisements after every two minutes in the middle of the call. Freekall has tied up with a media agency called Streetsmart Media Solutions for the advertisements.
How it works? Quite simple…
- Dial the numbers 080-67683693 or 080-67683693 and the call will be disconnected after a ring.
- Automated system will call you back and asks you to dial the desired number you want to make call and get connected.
You can register on their website.
The system can currently support 10,000 requests per second. If it goes beyond that, it will not be returned.
For now, 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.