New York, New York – Connect with friends new and old while avoiding crazy international charges. Ulocal is dedicated to connecting people throughout the world. The travel app, which launched in January, now offers free calling internationally to mobile users as well as in-app texting.

“Ulocal gives people real time connection to the things that matter to them most,” said Elia Fornari, co-founder of Ulocal. “We created the call feature to give travelers a way to get helpful advice quickly; now they don’t have to waste time researching and reading reviews when they need travel tips for food, fun, and culture. We also knew it was important to pinpoint the language of each expert spoke to get quick and effective advice on the go.”

The free messaging and voice calls give users the ability to make contact with Ulocal’s experts before visiting a new location. This means travelers will have great insight on the etiquette in a particular city as well as common vernacular. Ulocal features allow unlimited calling while using wi-fi or mobile data. This function helps users who are low on minutes each month sidestep overage fees from their mobile carriers.

“We now see users calling people they already know in other countries and their own,” said Edoardo Centioni, co-founder of Ulocal. “We’re ecstatic to see the app maturing in use!”

* Free messaging and calling worldwide in-app allows users to call foreign numbers with no charge
* Unlike other voice apps, Ulocal users are never required to share their personal phone number
* All connections and information is exchanged in real-time
* No complicated functions, terminology, or interface to learn
* A simple layout and intuitive design makes connecting with people easy
* Use your knowledge of your hometown to help others find great places to eat and be entertained

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 13.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ulocal 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.

Ulocal 1.0.1
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Starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, where the two Italian founders (Elia and Edoardo) were studying, and living the true foreign traveler experience (including the disconnect with fellow students and peers) the idea of Ulocal was born. The developers came together to help people find the best places to go while traveling and make great connections along the way. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Elia Fornari and Edoardo Centioni. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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