Voice Call in iGap

Among all various communication ways of sending information as messages in different templates such as video, image, GIF, file or even the most traditional one as “text-based” which have special roles in communicating with others, voice call is absolutely known as the most popular way to communicate with people since it has been the first invention to communicate.

Despite several messaging applications are designed with almost different purposes these days in order to introduce different ways of messaging, they all come to the ordinary and user-friendly way as “voice call” and make it available for public.

iGap is not excluded from this trend and according to the previous arrangement, the voice call possibility has been added to the latest released version for users call each other more easily by this cost-effective possibility only by paying internet fees beside sending messages and avoid high-cost calls in other mobile network operators.

Regarding this important feature, you can have voice calls with other iGap users following steps explained below.

For establishing a voice call, by tapping the phone icon on top of the chat page

Or your contact’s name on top of the page and then the phone icon on top of their profile page, calling can be started.

If you want to stop calling while ringing, you are able to drag the red button and release it in the middle to disconnect calling.

If you have an incoming call, you can drag the blue button and release it in the middle in order to accept or drag and release the red one if you do not intend to.

As you drag and release the message icon, you can disconnect calling with a difference in which you are directed to the chat page and send your message to.

Additionally, you can continue chatting while calling and talking on; but if you are not interested in, just tap “Return to Call Screen” to return to the main call page.

Generally, if you go to other pages of the app while using voice call but the app is still running or it is in the background of the cell phone, your connection is remained active unlike you stop app’s running and close it thoroughly.

If your call lasts more than 3 minutes, iGap sends you a request to rate the call quality according to your satisfaction. When you rate it less than 3, you are asked to type your dissatisfaction reason for improving and fixing problems.

In Settings menu, you can see voice call option by which you can enter the call log the details of all incoming and outgoing calls.

In this certain page, by tapping the phone icon on the bottom of the page you can easily choose the required contact and start calling.

Even though, iGap considers a more secure space for you by which you can restrict incoming calls.

Tap the Privacy section in Settings, then choose “Who can call me?” and then decide the people who have this authority.

If you like to clear all incoming and outgoing calls in call log, tap the three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen to see the message on the page about your certainty

By confirming, all incoming and outgoing calls will be deleted surely.

The News Reflection of Launching iGap and its Voice Call in Sputnik News Agency

With regards iGap as the first and strongest domestic messaging application of Iran has started working since November in 2015 and except for every other interesting possibilities and features, Voice Call is going to be added and used among all users easily on 10th June in the current year; any user will not only be able to use this app easily but also stay in touch by calling and save their money as it is really cost-effective rather than other network operators for cell phone.

In this case, Sputnik- the International News Agency has recently published a paper about iGap and the company as its founder called RooyeKhat Media.

Sputnik is an International multimedia news agency which was launched on 10 November 2014 by Rossiya Segodnya, an agency wholly owned and operated by the Russian government, which was created by an Executive Order of the President of Russia on December 9, 2013.

This news agency has reflected news which can be viewed thoroughly by clicking here.

The Reflection of Launching iGap’s Voice Call Possibility in Financial Tribune Magazine

Regarding the Voice Call services in iGap will be launched and even available for all iGap users on June 10 as we have claimed it before. FINANCIAL TRIBUNE, the first Iranian English Economic Daily Magazine, has published an article about this relevant topic.


You can also fully read this article by clicking here.

The possibility of Voice Call in iGap

Another feature called as Voice Call will be accessed to all iGap users on 10 June in the current year.

As we had promised, it’s going to be possible to have Voice Call in iGap. All iGap users will be able to have Voice Call through iGap with no cost in the new version of this app as 0.1.0 which has been developed by the iGap technical team and examined as well.

Voice Call has been established through WebRTC Technology. In this technology the voice communication as a call will be as P2P or Peer2Peer. In this kind of communication there is no other intermediary or third party. Thus, both parties could share their Internet Address with each other through servers and realize and identify each other to communicate.

After each peer is authenticated by another, their communication as a voice call will be established with no third party; additionally, the call content will not be shared with any servers, intermediaries or third parties except for the peers.

In fact, this communication is the infrastructure of WebRTC technology. We will safely state that voice call in iGap is thoroughly safe and secure and even trusted relying on the infrastructure of WebRTC technology. Signal application stepped forward the era utilizing this modern technology but got inaccessible in Iran.


Let’s take a look at the requirements for the voice Call Establishment in iGap:

To access the voice call we need the bandwith of 128 Kb at least and it is the least presented bandwidth by the operators currently, so it means the Voice Call in iGap is accessible for all iGap users.

Another consideration is this voice communication as a call is thoroughly free by iGap, you may ask this question: is using internet to establish the voice call cost-effective or not?

Let’s calculate together

The internet usage needed for this voice call through iGap with the bandwidth of 128 in an hour is 14400 Kb or 13.73 Mb. The free internet tariff calculated by the mobile operators would be 0.5 Mb for Postpaid SIM cards and 0.75 for Prepaid SIM cards; it makes a sense that the cost of an iGap voice call in an hour based on the free internet tariff with no packages would be 10800 RLS for Prepaid SIM cards and 7200 RLS for Postpaid SIM cards.


Now let’s take a look at the cost of Mobile voice calls

The cost of any voice call within the province covered network would be 6710 RLS for Hamrah Aval Prepaid SIM cards and 447 RLS for the Postpaid ones. This tariff is 620 RLS for Iran Cell Prepaid SIM cards and 49.90 RLS its Postpaid SIM cards. While this tariff is the least cost for both operators in a way covered within a province not out and with no moving costs.

Therefore, the cost of any voice call in an hour is 40260 RLS for Hamrah Aval Prepaid SIM cards and 26820 RLS for the Postpaid ones; while this costs 37200 RLS for Iran Cell Prepaid SIM cards and 26940 RLS for the Postpaid SIM cards.

Now with a simple calculation you will notice that the cost of a voice call in iGap even with using no increasing internet packages and free internet tariff will be inexpensive over 70% in comparison with the cost in operators of Prepaid and Postpaid SIM cards.