Truphone App Turns the iPad into a Phone

With the iPad officially launching in the UK tomorrow, Truphone has released an iPad version of its award-winning VoIP application that turns Apple’s tablet into a mobile phone that offers free or low-cost international calls, as well as advanced Instant Messaging (IM) features that integrate a users contacts from across multiple IM networks. The app has already been successful in the US, featuring on a host of ‘best iPad app’ lists.

The Truphone iPad app offers customers free calling to other Truphone and Google Talk users when connected over wi-fi, and international calling to mobile phones and landlines for as little as 3 pence per minute. Truphone also offers an unlimited calling plan and free voicemail. The app also provides a combined Truphone and IM contacts list, showing online status and presence, together with an multi-chat IM interface for AIM, Google Talk, and MSN users.

“The iPad is a natural fit for Truphone,” says Truphone CEO, Geraldine Wilson. “Were excited by the opportunity to extend our suite of convenient, dependable, high-quality voice functionality and IM services to UK iPad owners.”