Truphone expands suite of apps to desktop

Truphone, the global mobile network, has announced that its award-winning mobile VoIP service is now available for desktops and laptops. The new desktop application has been unveiled at the same time as the company’s new brand name Tru and its refreshed website.

Tru’s customers will be able to transfer their PC calls seamlessly onto their mobile phones, providing the ultimate in convenience and allowing customers to stay connected wherever they are.

The launch of Tru App for Desktop comes hot on the heels of Tru’s new calling plans, offering rates that are 60% cheaper than its competitors across its top 30 calling destinations. The launch is part of the company’s strategy to allow customers to stay connected wherever they are at the lowest possible cost, in whichever way is most convenient to them.

The Tru App for Desktop is compatible on Windows XP/7 and Vista Mac OS X and all major distributions of Linux operating systems, and is based upon the popular features found within the company’s mobile applications, allowing desktop users to use one account across their Tru App for Desktop and Tru App for Mobile account means that incoming calls will ring simultaneously on both the desktop and mobile application, allowing the user to pick up on whichever devices is most convenient, and transfer your call from the PC to your mobile so that you can keep moving whilst talking.
Users can also purchase an incoming number for your Tru account so that friends can ring you wherever you are.

“Our customers can now enjoy all the benefits of Tru on their desktops and laptops, as well as their mobile device, so they can stay in touch for free or very low cost, regardless of their location,” said Geraldine Wilson, CEO, Tru. “It can often be more convenient to call over the desktop when in a Wi-Fi location such as a hotel room, and our new Tru App for Desktop converges our expertise in mobile telephony with the personal computer, delivering a top notch calling experience wherever you are.”

The launch expands the company’s portfolio of popular mobile calling applications for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Nokia and RIM Blackberry devices, allowing users to continue their conversation whether they are at their PC or on the move.