[LINE] LINE Premium Call Released on iPhone Version of LINE

2014.05.03 LINE App

Enables Low-Cost Calls to Landlines and Mobile Devices Worldwide for Users in 11 Countries
in Addition to Existing Free Calls Between LINE Users

Tokyo, Japan – May 2, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the release of its LINE Premium Call service on the app’s iPhone version.

LINE Premium Call is a low-cost IP phone service that existing LINE users can begin 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 the release of this service, 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 of the service was released on March 17*1, and iPhone version follows today. Users simply need to update their LINE apps to the latest version (4.3) to begin enjoying the quality and convenience of LINE Premium Call.

The service is currently offered in 11 regions*2, including the United States and Japan. LINE plans to offer Premium Call to even more regions in the future. See http://line.me/en/call/price-table for a complete list of countries and rates*3.

To ensure the safety and comfort of all users, the reinforced identity verification process announced on April 28 for Android users*4 will also be applied to the iPhone version of LINE Premium Call.

By offering LINE Call, the company hopes to enhance the usability of the service and stimulate communication on the LINE platform, as well as further grow its global user base.

*1:The service was initially released as “LINE Call” ( http://line.me/en/call ), and was later renamed “LINE Premium Call”.
*2:The 11 countries are Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, and the United States. The service was launched on May 1 in all countries excluding Japan.
*3:The pricing plans available differ in each region.
*4:More details can be found at LINE’s official blog ( http://official-blog.line.me/ja/archives/1002260449.html ), available in Japanese only.