London, UK (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
A new breed of mobile phone service is springing up. They offer enormous savings of more than 90% on international mobile calls and do not require special codes or dialling twice. Calls are made as normal.
Services are available worldwide and work alongside existing mobile phone deals. Some provide entirely free calls between their users. Selecting a service can be confusing and tiring. Each service headlines apparently attractive rates for various popular destinations but comparing tariffs and the pros and cons of services takes a lot of time and trouble.
LowCostMob.com, a new independent comparison website, solves the problem. Its QuickView and Any-to-Any tariff comparison tables produce the necessary easy-to-view data in a few clicks. In addition, LowCostMob.com compares services, what they do and how savings are made, in language for both technical and non-technical users.
Wide Choice Available
Solutions range from those that can be used on the phone as it is, with no changes or additions, to those that require the user to download and install an application on the handset (usually done in a few minutes). Many services make use of dual-mode smartphones (they can use WiFi).
There is something for everyone covering Mobile Calling Applications (seamless call-back, call-through, mobile web-based calling, and substitute local numbers) that enable access to VoIP and genuine Mobile VoIP.
Each solution has its pros and cons. Substitute local numbers are ideal for making regular calls to the same people; friends, family, or businesses, wherever they are. Mobile VoIP is great especially when WiFi is available and it is possible to make low cost and even free calls nationally as well as internationally. Handsets like the iPhone with large displays make web-based calling attractive. It is unlikely that any one solution will dominate, at least, in the medium term.
Some services offer lots of additional features such as low cost SMS, contacts' presence, IM, social networking, and security and privacy controls.
All the Relevant Information in One Convenient Place
It isn't yet the case that big savings can be made in all circumstances. It partly depends on the type of service. In some calling situations savings may be small. As often with new markets, providers' descriptions of their services and their benefits are very broad. It is not always clear what is being offered and what the pros and cons are.
LowCostMob.com exactly addresses these issues by (1) comparing tariffs, and (2) explaining products and services free of marketing hype and technical jargon.
For more information visit: http://www.lowcostmob.com
LowCostMob is a division of Technology Appraisals (TA) a totally independent market research company based near Richmond, London. With a small dedicated team of experts TA has been providing high quality analysis and information on telecoms for over 10 years.