About us

About us

Connecting lives – Bridging distance. That is what we do every day and what we are passionate about. Our everyday mission is to offer the easiest app that everyone can always rely on for affordable calls to any mobile or landline number. It doesn’t matter if the receiver doesn’t have a mobile phone or an internet connection. We are passionate to connect everyone with their friends, family or business partners at any time.

Our app is not just a calling app; it is a way to connect people, even if they are on different sides of the world. It is a way to talk to your dad for advice, a way to ask your grandparents how they are, it is a way to make reliable business calls without the receiver even noticing that you are calling with an app or a way to stay in touch with your daughter while she is traveling. With our app, we make these connections possible, and that makes our job even more special and worthwhile every day.

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International calls for everyone

Talk360 is a solid Dutch scale-up, founded in 2016, that believes that reliable communication should be accessible and affordable for everyone. Almost half of the world’s population still has no internet access or has a poor, unreliable internet connection. This means that these people cannot be reached with free calling apps, such as WhatsApp or Skype. With the Talk360 app, the receiver of the call does not need to have an internet connection or needs to have the app installed. This means that you can call any mobile and landline number in the world.

Vision

Our vision is to positively impact the world by making reliable communication accessible and affordable for everyone, regardless of their social or financial background. We achieve this by keeping our app easy to use, supporting different languages and currencies, and continuously adding numerous mobile wallets, cash and online payment methods.

Our Values

Reliable
We put quality at the heart of everything we do, we are transparent in all our efforts and committed to build trust. You can count on us.

Passionate
We are dedicated to connect lives and bridge distance between people all over the world –we go the extra mile.

 

 


Simplicity
We strive to keep the app easy to use for everyone and we value clear and effective communication.

Diversity
We embrace different cultural backgrounds, focus on specific needs of our communities and stand for inclusion. Everyone is valued.

Talk360 History

Most European and US based investors told us that international phone calls are not relevant anymore and thought this was a declining market. But they think from their own positions and forget the billions of people who are less fortunate and for whom it is not a given fact that both the caller and receiver have a proper internet connection. Luckily with the support of investor Brooklyn Ventures, we have proven to solve real life problems.

In 2016 we started our journey from the Amsterdam area in the The Netherlands and Johannesburg, South Africa, with a small team with a strong dedication to our mission to help people with their challenges to connect. The years after that we have opened offices in Lagos (Nigeria) and New Delhi (India) as well.

Like all start-ups, we started with a bumpy ride the first two years proving and improving our solution and convincing large companies across the world to make our services known to their customers as well. Thanks to the persistence of our entrepreneurial team in Europe and Africa we survived the valley of death and since mid-2018 we are growing exponentially. Since all improvements we made, our beloved end users have rewarded us with an amazing 4.5 out of 5 average review.

Social Impact and Localisation

We wanted to make our technology accessible for everybody in the world and not just for the happy few. That is why we started with:

  • Improving our technology to need and use as little as possible data bandwidth and battery, making our technology second to none.
  • Supporting 40 local currencies so people can transact in comfort.
  • Supporting 6 languages.
  • Making airtime available via the leading mobile wallets across the globe.
  • Making airtime available via ATM’s and in cash via > 1.250.000 retailer shops all over the world.
  • Our voucher pins can be shared with friends and family and convert to any of the supported currency.
  • Opening our local offices in every continent get more local knowledge on board how to serve our customers in all continents.
  • Creating lots of direct and indirect jobs by reinvesting in local people and enabling entrepreneurship.

In 2018 we spend a lot of time and money to also help people across the world to become part of our journey and make a good income for themselves by becoming Talk360 Ambassadors.

Ambassador Portal

In addition to connecting people around the world, Talk360 is committed to creating jobs in challenging markets with its innovative ambassador portal. With the portal, Talk360 wants to give the local population the opportunity to earn their own income.

Ambassadors earn an income by actively promoting Talk360 and ensuring that the app is downloaded. The ambassador shares their unique promo code, and every time somebody uses the promo code to buy call credit, the ambassador earns a commission. With the new portal, the ambassador has real-time insight into his own performance and the number of downloads, but what makes the portal truly unique worldwide is that with only one push on the button, the ambassador can get paid out immediately in their local currency. In addition, the salary can be paid in cash at selected ATMs and shops. Especially in developing countries, this innovative concept is an immense outcome, as many people in these countries do not have a bank account.

Do you also want to contribute to a better world as a reseller, distributor, or as a concerned customer? Then we would love to hear from you! You can contact us via question@talk360.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.