Move over Skype, here comes Tesco

17 June 2014

tesco bag Tesco are looking to take on Skype in their bid to control every single aspect of our lives.

The troubled supermarket are challenging voice-over-IP service’s dominance with its own low cost international calling app. Fancy!

The Tesco Calling Card app is available for iPhone and Android handsets and offers international calls for as little as 2p a minute.

The app can also be used to call overseas from the UK from just 1p per minute.

So, fr'instance. Calling your missus from Brazil? 60p for 30 minutes. Half hour chat from Spain? 30p. Weigh those up against the comparable hotel phones and you're looking at quite the saving.

Tesco (the whole entity, presumably) said: "The new app offers an even more convenient and cost effective way to keep in touch with loved ones over the summer, whether that be from the sun lounger to back home, or from the sofa in the UK to family living overseas".

Users can also earn £1 credit for downloading the app and £2 for referring friends. They can also make calls and send messages app-to-app for free.

The Tesco Calling Card app is available for iPhone and Android handsets and offers international calls for as little as two pence a minute using a Wi-Fi connection

Tesco Calling Card can also be used by people without a smartphone as they can buy traditional cards worth £5, £10 or £20 in the supermarket, which they can then use on holiday. The cards are valid for 90 days after purchase or topping up.

1 comment

  • David G.
    How is it more convenient and cost effective if I've got to find a WiFi connection as well as pay for the call? If I had WiFi connection, I'd rather use Skype for free. If I had to make calls at a cheap cost, I'd rather just use a calling app like Ringo (which also works without the internet). The unique offering I see in Tesco's offering is that it can work by those without smart phones as well.

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