[LINE] “LINE Premium Call” Android Version Released: Cheap Domestic and International Calls to Landlines and Mobile Phones

2014.03.18 LINE App

Launched in 8 Countries, Now Including Columbia and Peru
iPhone Version and Other Regions Coming Soon

Tokyo, Japan – March 17, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the release of the Android version of its new “LINE Premium Call”*1 service in eight countries: Columbia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, and the USA*2

LINE Premium Call http://line.me/en/call

LINE Premium Call is a low-cost IP phone service that existing LINE users can being using without any additional setup procedures, getting instant access to clear, uninterrupted, high-quality calls to landlines and mobile phones both domestically and to over 200 countries and regions. With this release, LINE users can now choose between the existing free call service to other LINE users and low-cost calls to any other number with LINE Premium Call, making for a more convenient calling experience.

The Android version is the first to be released, and is available by updating to the latest version of the LINE app (Android ver. 4.1.)*3 . An iPhone version is also planned for the near future.

For more information on call costs for different countries and regions, see http://line.me/en/call/price-table *4. The cost-per-minute of a call is also automatically displayed on the dialing screen, so users can make calls in the secure knowledge that they know how much they are being charged.

Service Rates for Domestic Calls in Japan 
(All prices are per minute unless specified otherwise.)

LINE Premium Call is able to offer low-cost calls by combining the greatly reduced calling costs of IP phones with LINE’S ability to secure large-scale telephone lines in various regions. LINE Premium Call takes advantage of premium phone lines provided by multiple major telecommunication service providers, as well as adapting the service to the unique capabilities of each OS and mobile device type, in order to offer uninterrupted voice calls of the highest quality possible. Other countries and regions will be added in the future once tests for call quality have been passed.

*1:The service is known as “LINE Denwa” in Japan, and “LINE Premium Call” globally.
*2:Columbia and Peru have been added since the service was announced on February 26, 2014.
*3:Only open to users who have verified their telephone number. LINE Premium Call is not available to users who have only verified their account using Facebook.
*4:Plans vary depending on country or region.