Tru App is a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) based application which enables the user to make calls to other Tru App users for free. The users can also make low cost calls to landlines and mobile phones all over the world. This VOIP software also provides free voicemail.
Tru App is a free to download software from Tru and works across Linux, PC, and MAC. This free VOIP based calling app is also available on all leading mobile phones such as Android, as well as the iPad, iPhone and iPod. An Android version of the app is also present for all android powered devices. The desktop version for Windows has been recently released by Tru and here we are going to see some of the exciting features of this software. If you are looking for a good, free PC to PC calling app, you can try Skype, GroupMe and ooVoo.
Features of Tru App free VOIP Software:
On the first launch, users are greeted with the “Welcome to Tru” login page. Users need to create a Tru account in order to login and use the Tru App VOIP application. Once the user logs in with his/her Tru account, he/she is asked for a guided tour through all the various features of this VOIP application.
The Tru App has a sleek metallic black interface housing the following features:
- You can add Truphone and Outlook contacts and can also Manage IM services across Twitter, Facebook, AIM, Skype, MSN, and Gtalk.
- The Dialpad allows you to call any mobile or landline number. International calling codes for each country are also provided thus making it all the more easy for the user to make calls to landline or mobiles. You can also send SMSs to mobiles all over the world provided your cell phone number is validated by Tru. In order to make these calls or to send SMS, you need to buy credit. The call rates and SMS rates are nevertheless cheap.
- The applications also comes equipped with a Voicemail which stores calls for you when you are busy or when you are not present in front of your computer.
- The user can randomly search for other TruPhone customers by simple searching with their phone number or TruPhone ID.
Download and Installation
The Tru App for Desktop, Windows version can be downloaded free of cost from the official site by clicking here. The file size is just over 21MB. Installation is simple and takes hardly few minutes for completion.
Tests and Remarks
This application performed admirably well in making calls as the calls were crystal clear, had no distortions and connected without any trouble. The application has a built in Echo Test which handles and prevents Echoes from occurring during calls. The application passed in all the performance measure tests except from the Skype IM login feature. A missing feature in this application is the lack of the video calling feature. Apart from its two disadvantages, this app continues to function smoothly in the other spheres of VOIP requirements and can thus be recommended for use.
Tru Labs is planning to announce a major update to TruApp which would result in better quality of calls and other features. They are planning to remove some of the existing features and also to include some new features in order to give this software a performance boost.