For some reason, Canada has been getting a lot of VoIP attention lately. For example, China Mobile International brought its Jego VoIP app to the country in December and now netTALK.com is pulling a similar move. In the case of China Mobile, the goal was to appeal to the large number of Chinese immigrants in the country. As for netTALK, there isn’t as clear of a reason.
More on VoIP expansion can be discovered at the “How Do You Penetrate the Government to Further Expand VoIP?” conference this week at the ITEXPO in Miami, Florida. That said, there doesn’t always have to be a clear reason and besides, most Canadians aren’t likely to question netTALK’s new Android app after seeing what it has to offer.
For starters, it can provide free Canadian phone numbers to users, as well as unlimited app to app calling worldwide. While this is pretty standard for mobile VoIP apps these days, netTALK allows users to simply use their e-mail address to get started, eliminating the need for a separate screen name.
Other benefits include savings between 30 and 40 percent on international calls to mobile and landline phones worldwide, with payments options including Google Wallet and ‘carrier billing,’ which simply adds all charges accrued with the netTALK Android app to be tacked onto your next phone bill. The app’s strangest feature, however, is definitely its free international radio, which can be streamed to any Bluetooth speaker.
"The benefits for Canadians is outstanding," said Takis Kyriakides, CEO of netTALK.com, in a statement. "We always have our customers in mind to give them the newest and most exciting features for saving money when they're making calls, and our new app is no exception."
Based out of Miami, Florida, netTALK is a consumer electronics and cloud-based SaaS telecommunications technology company. It has dabbled in VoIP for a little while now with offerings like netTALK DUO WiFi, a business VoIP solution that was introduced back in April 2012.