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RCOM launches an app for International calls; does not work

Reliance Communications (RCOM) has launched international calling app Reliance Global Call India for Android and iPhone users, which can be used by a customer of any telecom operator. Note that the app is made for ISD calls only, with rates starting from Rs 1.4 per minute. RCOM, as an introductory offer, is giving Rs 200 talktime for Rs 100, with calls possible to 200 countries globally including USA, UK, Canada, UAE among others. Calls on the app are hosted using Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technology to transfer calls via public switched networks (PSTN) without the use of the Internet or VoIP in the backhaul, a spokesperson from RCOM told MediaNama. Reliance Jio also has a standalone VoIP app but currently does not link to landline or cellular networks yet. A couple of years ago, Airtel had launched Airtel Talk allowing international calls to India, free calls from Airtel Talk to Airtel Talk, instant messaging, video calls, conference calls, apart from file sharing. VoIP calling in India Providing VoIP via a standalone app was made possible after the Department of Telecom (DoT) modified the existing Unified Access Service (UAS) license in April to allow unrestricted VoIP telephony in the country. An UAS license is a mandatory license for telecom companies looking to provide wireless/wirleline voice and data services in the country, as per current regulation set by DoT. Currently there more than 163 licenses issued across 21 telecom circles to different telecom operators. Issues with the app Update: The technical support team updated…

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