Spectranet's 'hello ip' service, which is powered by Nimbuzz, will allow the chat platform's users make affordable international calls from across India to all over the world.
    
"hello ip will allow our Indian users to reach out to their loved ones across the world without cost concerns. It is a unique proposition that allows Nimbuzz users to make calls at rates almost 450 per cent less than that are available in the market today," Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena said.
     
This service gives users rates of one paise per second in the US, Canada and the UK. The rates vary for other countries, he added.
    
"The service can be used across all data networks and Wi-Fi starting today. Nimbuzz and Spectranet hello ip have also set up 24x7 calling email support to assist users with their concerns around Spectranet hello ip powered by Nimbuzz," Spectranet hello ip CEO Udit Mehrotra said.
    
It is India's first legal VoIP (Voice over IP) service and users can pay using their credit and debit cards, he added.
    
"In a matter of a few weeks, users will be able to buy pre-paid calling cards to use this service," Mehrotra said.     

Saxena said that 25 million Nimbuzz users will be benefited by this service and it will allow Indian users to reach out to their loved ones across the world without cost concerns. Mehrotra said that they expected the user base to double in the next 12-18 months.

(Agencies)