UPC Ireland launches Horizon phone app

January 22, 2014 07.32 Europe/London By Julian Clover

iphone appUPC Ireland is launching a smart phone app that allows customers to make calls at the same rate as their UPC Home Phone call pack.

The app takes advantage of local Wi-Fi roaming and can be used throughout the world, avoiding roaming costs. Family members can also use the app, allowing parents to keep an eye on the calling habits of their children.

It takes the Horizon brand, though is distinct from the multiplatform TV service. The Horizon name is also being used for a new Wi-Fi service, available across 10,000 homes in Limerick, and rolling out across the country.

Ronan McEvoy, Head of Consumer Products, UPC Ireland said, “The innovative Horizon Phone App gives you the benefits of your home phone and smartphone all-in-one. It allows UPC customers to get the best value from their home phone minutes, but with the convenience of easy access to their mobile contact list to make calls at home, out & about – and even abroad.”

Up to three members UPC home can use the app at the same time.

The app will be available free of charge for UPC Home Phone customers this Spring on Google Play Store for Android and the App Store for Apple iOS.