SOURCE: SmartRoam


December 06, 2011 08:00 ET

ChatTime Introduces First Mobile App for Free International Calls Without Requiring Wi-Fi or 3G

Patent Pending Technology Eliminates Dependence on Wi-Fi or 3G Connections for True Mobility and Crystal Clear Quality

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - ChatTime, the leading iPhone app for high quality international calls, now offers free calls between users. With patent pending technology, ChatTime makes calls without requiring Wi-Fi or 3G on either end, eliminating dependence on data connections to transmit voice. An industry first, this new technology makes free mobile international calling available to 1.7 billion people in 53 countries.

"ChatTime delivers the highest voice call quality available for international calls," said Dan Currie, CEO of SmartRoam. "ChatTime is offering its customers free calls when they connect with another ChatTime customer, without restricting where calls are made or answered. Our customers are the only ones who can make free mobile international calls without Wi-Fi or 3G on either end of the call."

How ChatTime is Different

International calls can be made countless ways, but most options come with limitations. ChatTime is convenient and calls are crystal clear, unlike competition in the telecom, calling card and VoIP industries. As a free download and with free calls between customers, ChatTime enables customers around the globe to try the solution without risk or cost.

Beyond its free calls offer, ChatTime continues to provide low-cost international calls over cellular networks without the need for Wi-Fi or 3G. The ChatTime app presents the best global solution for free and low-cost international calls.

From hundreds of five-star reviews for ChatTime on the App Store, here is a selection:

  • "As described, lowest international rates, CRYSTAL clear sound quality," wrote a reviewer on the United States App Store.

  • "Best voice quality ever," wrote a reviewer from Australia. "Voice quality is just like u r [sic] making a local call."

  • "Awesome App and good quality. Much more convenient than wifi calling App," wrote a reviewer of ChatTime from Australia. "A must have app for international talker."

ChatTime is available in the iPhone App Store and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 Apps for the Productivity Grossing category in the US App Store. ChatTime downloads have grown at an average rate of 42 percent month to month since January 2011. Ninety percent of reviewers give ChatTime four or five stars.

Limitations with VOIP

According to Gartner Research, mobile VoIP calling will not scale for mass-adoption until 4G networks are fully implemented, targeted for 2017. Currently, mobile VoIP is unreliable and inconvenient for the average mobile customer who does not want to be tethered to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Based on data from Juniper Research, mobile VoIP connected just 2.9 percent of the total international call traffic in 2010. ChatTime provides a solution, enabling customers to bridge calls through local networks and carry voice over cellular networks, instead of IP, for crystal clear, reliable calls.

About SmartRoam Pte Ltd.
SmartRoam was founded in 2008 with offices in five countries. SmartRoam's flagship product ChatTime is the leading low-cost international calling service for the iPhone. SmartRoam customers benefit from solutions that are easy to use, while delivering carrier grade call quality and savings of up to 97 percent on international calling without the limitations of Wi-Fi or 3G data. The ChatTime conversation continues on Facebook and Twitter.

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