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The companies revolutionising how we make mobile calls

Using apps to make internet calls has been available for a while, but the caller and receiver often have to have the app installed and a data signal is needed for it to work.

But a company called onoff is changing this. It uses the GSM network as well as data to connect to the handset, allowing SMS text messaging, producing a wider coverage and only one person, even if it is the receiver, needs the app.

Customers can also be issued with multiple numbers and adopt a number that is local to the country they are in.

Meanwhile, a company called FreedomPop is offering a free Sim card with free calls and data.

BBC Click's Dan Simmons finds out more.

More at BBC.com/Click and @BBCClick.

  • 28 Sep 2016
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