BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flyp today launched its communications app in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, providing free, unlimited calling and texting to and from the U.S., without requiring a Wi-Fi connection. More than 100 million mobile users in Mexico and the Dominican Republic can now add a local U.S. number to their international phones with Flyp, eliminating long-distance rates for all calls going to – or originating from – the U.S. Flyp can be downloaded in the App Store for iOS users and on Google Play for Android.
According to a recent study, more phone calls occur between the United States and Mexico than any other two countries in the world. International calls placed from the U.S. to Mexico account for 7.7 percent of all global call traffic, while the U.S. is the number one destination for international calls from Mexico1. For years, residents have relied on calling cards that fail to provide texting capabilities, or VoIP solutions that require a strong Wi-Fi signal and can incur high data usage charges.
Flyp is the first communications app that uses existing cellular networks and works anywhere a cell signal is found. Because Flyp does not rely on Wi-Fi, it provides the highest call quality and reliability on the market. Flyp makes keeping in touch with family and friends affordable:
Flyp Eliminates Long-Distance Rates for Calls From Mexico and the
Dominican to the U.S.:
Mobile users in Mexico and the Dominican Republic can now add a local U.S. number to their international phones, making all calls to the U.S. local calls, eliminating long-distance rates.
Mobile Users in the U.S. Can Call Flyp Users in Mexico and the
Dominican for Free:
Because Flyp gives customers in Mexico and the Dominican Republic a local U.S. number, all calls originating in the U.S. are treated as local calls and are free. Friends, family and associates living in the U.S. do not need to download the app to call Flyp users in Mexico and Dominican for free.
“There are millions of people in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that have friends and family living and working in the United States. To date, staying in touch has resulted in paying high international call rates, or using spotty Wi-Fi-based calling services. Flyp is eliminating international long distance for all cellular calls to and from the U.S.,” said Peter Rinfret, Flyp co-founder and CEO. “Flyp puts real, U.S. numbers on international phones and works anywhere there is cell coverage, making it the perfect solution for the mobile users that want free, high quality international calling combined with the freedom to make the calls from wherever they want.”
Pricing and Availability
- Flyp International is available immediately in the App Store for iOS users and on Google Play for Android.
- The Spanish-language app is available in Mexico and the Dominican Republic free for a seven-day trial, granting users unlimited calling. Dominican users can upgrade to Flyp Premium for $4.99 USD/month; users in Mexico can upgrade to Flyp premium for $4.91 USD/month.
- Flyp Premium provides free unlimited calling to and from any U.S. phone number and uses existing local calling plan minutes.
- Users that do not upgrade to Flyp Premium will continue to receive unlimited international texting and voicemail for free.
Flyp, Inc. is a US-based telecommunications company changing the global consumer communication experience. The company’s proprietary platform delivers the highest quality voice and text communications in or out of network, while enabling the use of multiple phone numbers on a single device. For international users, Flyp is the first solution that provides mobile users with a real U.S. phone number on their device for the most reliable, highest quality calling and texting to the United States - for free. To learn more visit www.getflyp.com or follow Flyp on Twitter @getflyp.
1 DHL Global Connectedness Index 2014