Truphone, the global mobile operator, today announced the availability of its application that offers Apple iPad customers the ability to make voice calls. The company’s award-winning VoIP application turns the tablet-sized device into a mobile phone that offers free or low-cost international calls, as well as advanced Instant Messaging features that integrate a user’s contacts from across multiple IM networks.
The Truphone iPad application offers customers free calling to other Truphone and Google Talk users when connected over Wi-Fi, and international calling to mobile phones and landlines for as low as 5 cents a minute. Truphone also offers an unlimited calling plan and free voicemail.
The application also provides a combined Truphone and IM contacts list showing on-line status and presence, together with an innovative, multi-chat IM interface for AIM, Google Talk, and MSN users – allowing customers to easily stay on top of their contacts list without opening multiple windows.
“Analysts estimate that Apple pre-sold more than 150,000 iPads on its first day, with 2010 sales on track to hit 4 million,” said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone. “Every device includes Wi-Fi, and soon, 3G connectivity. That makes them a natural fit for Truphone, which has a long history of giving the iPod Touch and iPhone a broad range of new options for staying in touch. We’re excited by the opportunity to extend our suite of convenient, dependable, high-quality voice functionality and IM services to iPad owners.”