Los Angeles, California – Spikko Telecom, a leading provider of affordable multi-line calling services, today is proud to announce the release of Spikko 1.0, the first multi-line mobile app that lets users enjoy several phone numbers on one smartphone device, with one SIM, using GSM technology. Using the new Spikko app, business people can enjoy a dedicated local number for each country they are working with, making it easy and friendly for customers and prospects in this country to reach them via this local number. They can even publish this number on websites, business cards, email signature and more.
Expats and travelers can create a home-country number for themselves, making it easy for friends and family to reach them wherever they live or travel, without the need to worry about international calling – quality and calling rates – because they are calling locally!
You can even enjoy the Spikko app in your home country, generating additional local numbers to serve you in a variety of needs such as selling your car, having your phone serve as a virtual office for your small business, enjoy a vibrant dating life, or just avoid giving your main number in a shopping site. You can have a separate number for each of these needs, making it easy for people to reach you while keeping things safe and private.
You can create as many local numbers for as many countries as you need, and they will all be forwarded to the smartphone you are carrying in your pocket. Even when abroad and changing your SIM to a local one, to save on roaming charges for example, you can just type in this new number into the Spikko app and all your Spikko numbers will now be forwarded to this new number. To do this you will need an internet data connection for just a few seconds, using WiFi at the airport or your hotel. Once you’ve configured your new SIM number to your Spikko app you will no longer be dependent on data availability.
To keep things even more simple, Spikko is the first app to enable identity management, so when you make calls through the Spikko app, you can choose which caller ID appears on the phone screen of the call recipient, so they always identify you as a local, and at the right context. On the flip side of the coin, you can screen incoming calls and forward them to your Spikko voicemail, which will then deliver the message to you via email.
Moreover, unlike many other calling card services that are not necessarily fully integrated with your address book, making you memorize the number before calling, the Spikko app is fully integrated with your device address book so the dialling experience is easy, smooth, all for an extremely affordable price.
In order to ensure call quality, Spikko doesn’t rely on voice over IP technology to complete the calls, but is fully based on GSM technology. This means superior and reliable call quality, no interferences, no dropped calls, no disconnects – an extremely important attribute in today’s world, where everyone is used to and expect 24/7 availability.
Today’s alternative experiences are lacking in terms of quality, costs, availability of dedicated local numbers, providing both incoming and outgoing calls, etc. The Spikko app solves all these challenges and brings tangible, immediate value to users.
“We are very excited to be introducing the Spikko multi-line app. Using the Spikko app to generate multiple phone numbers has many advantages: It gives you the flexibility to include local numbers in important markets on your website, email signature, business card, etc. When you travel, your numbers go with you, even if you replace your SIM, it’s your best choice when looking for continuous availability while keeping communication costs low, and more. We developed the Spikko app aiming at creating a holistic solution, covering many scenarios where users may benefit from the existence of an additional, alternative phone number, at your home country or abroad.” Said Shai Benarzi, Spikko CEO.
* Compatible with iPhone 4S or later
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 12.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Spikko 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. There is also an Android version (version 4 and up) available on Google Play. You can get local numbers in over 50 countries at very competitive long distance rates. The payment is based on a very low monthly recurring charge per line plus credit for incoming and outgoing minutes – this can be paid via your credit card, PayPal or iTunes account with no commitment, so you can cancel your numbers at any time. As a special promotion for the time of launch, download the Spikko app, sign up and enjoy over 20 minutes of Free outgoing calls, depending on destination.
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