About us

About us

Connecting lives – Bridging distance. That is what we do every day and what we are passionate about. 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.

International calls for everyone

Talk360 is a solid Dutch start-up, founded in 2016, that believes that reliable communication and digital services should be affordable and accessible to everyone. More than 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. Many people, therefore, see international calls via the regular telephone line as their only option, but there are high calling costs involved. However, Talk360 has found a way with its calling app to connect the online with the offline world by making international calls to mobile and fixed numbers possible.

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Mission & vision

Our everyday mission is to connect the online and offline world by offering people the technology that makes international calling both affordable and accessible for everyone. In doing so, Corporate Responsibility and equal chances play a key role in our business.

Our vision is that everyone, regardless of age, education, wealth level, nationality, and technical knowledge, needs to have the possibility to connect with friends, family, and businesses all over the world. This means that the calling app must be not only accessible but also affordable. Calling via Talk360 starts with an online connection, which is then linked to the local telephone line. This allows low rates and high quality to be guaranteed. However, especially the people who need this technology the most often do not have the necessary credit cards and online banking possibilities. With offering more than 120 payment systems, 40 currencies, and 1.5 million cash points of sale in emerging countries, Talk360 is also removing this barrier.

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.

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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 > 35 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 > 1.000.000 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 re-investing 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.