A few meetings back, VoIP was discussed in class. VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is a technology that allows one to communicate via voice, fax, or text using an Internet connection instead of a regular telephone network. One of the many benefits of this type of service is that it can be used for free or for a minimal charge only.
VoIP services have been around for quite some time now. A popular example would be Skype, which is a peer-to-peer VoIP system which allows users within it to call each other free of charge. Though it has been previously availed of through the use of computers, recent developments have made internet telephony available in mobile phones as well. iPhone, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile are all VoIP capable already. It's about time for Blackberry to join in.
Yesterday, a friend told me to check out this new Blackberry application called TringMe. Touted as "the world's first true VoIP application for Blackberry", TringMe was designed by an Indian based communications company to enable peer-to-peer voice calls over Wi-Fi or 3G networks using a Blackberry phone. Calls to other TringMe users made through Wi-Fi are free no matter where you're at. This means you can make international calls using your Blackberry without worrying about having to deal with ridiculous rates. Cool eh? Reminds me of FaceTime minus the video.
This TringMe really did ring me. It sounds too good to be true! An application with such potential is surely worth a try. Now I'm downloading it and keeping my fingers crossed that it will work just as expected.