There are many options if someone doesn’t want to pay for a call but still has internet connection: the Messenger, WhatsApp, and the like applications let us call anyone, anytime, for free. First among the phone companies, Telekom is going to launch a similar service, but neither the caller nor the receiver will need to have internet connection, hvg.hu writes. Customers can use it for voice-and video calls, and also for sending messages.
Immmr combines traditional phone calls and the more modern internet based calls: the customer receives a phone number which can be used by any devices. Our numbers become “virtual”; they are associated with the owner, but there’s no need for a specific phone or a SIM card. Deutsche Telekom introduced the new service during the MWC 2016 exhibition in Barcelona.
Immmr is expected to arrive to Hungary and Slovakia first: customers with iOS and Android operating systems will be able to download the application for free from the second half of 2016. It can be used to make voice- and video calls and sending messages.
The company said that Immmr is unique despite the fact that it’s similar to other applications that require online connection (such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, or WhatsApp). Telekom’s new service combines the traditional technique with the more modern internet based system: it will use whichever the best seems in the given situation. In other words, if we decide to call someone either through the application or the online surface, we can do it for free, even if the receiver (mobile or land line) does not have an internet connection.
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