Youtring: the Call of the New World

By: Nisha Garg

YouTring is basically a combination of various Internet features under one domain name. Offering a rich array of features including social networking, IP telephony, online gaming, shopping, video & photo sharing, short messaging service and e-mails, the website aims to provide its users with a consolidated source for all their needs. Besides offering the aforementioned features, YouTring also offers a reward points system, as well as a refer-and-earn program. In the former, a user can earn Trings, as the online currency on YouTring to redeem them for calling and SMS plans as well as exciting products which include iPods and mobile phones etc. These Trings are earned by the user while he involves in various activities on the website such as uploading and sharing videos and photos, writing blogs, playing games, chatting with other users, etc. Under the refer and earn program, users get to earn Trings when the website gets new members resulting from the existing user's invites.

All the features of YouTring are available to the user once he downloads the websites application, named Tringpad, on his system. Unless mentioned otherwise, a majority of the features are available for free.


  • SoftPhone: This is the telephony section of the website that offers users with calling options using IP telephony.

    Simply put, the softphone uses the Internet to make cost-effective phone calls around he world. The feature includes a contact list for storing one's contacts, a recharge option from the website itself and a call list that displays all incoming and outgoing call details. The main USP of the softphone lies in the fact that it can lead to major savings for a user when compared to normal telephony in case of long distance calls.

  • Mingle: This is the community chatroom of the Tringpad. Users can chat with their peers and also engage in video conferencing via the Tringpad's unique voice-video-text chat interface.

  • Cafe': The blogging section of YouTring, Cafe' is an amalgamation of blogging, participating in forums, sharing photos and videos and forming and joining groups based on one's interest. As mentioned earlier, all these activities lead to users earning Trings.

  • iTV: The internet TV, or iTV for short, feature provides users with free viewing of TV channels from around the world via live video streaming. The picture quality is extremely clear and users can also upload their own channels by submitting the respective URLs. There are various sections such as news, movies, music, etc. that display channels pertaining to the same.

  • Games: The gaming section of YouTring encompasses games across a variety of genres such as strategy, adventure, action arcade, etc. and allows users to play games online for free.

  • SMS and E-mail: This section of the Tringpad provides users with the facility of sending SMS at cost effective rates and e-mails for free. Besides this, what makes this section unique is that the user can send mails from his account at various popular websites such as Yahoo, gmail, msn,etc. Since YouTring has tied up with the same for their e-mail service.

  • Tring-Shop: This section allows users to shop for their favourite products online and get them delivered to their doorstep. Users can choose from a variety of brands under the categories of home entertainment, apparels and accessories, electronics, etc.


While there are many websites that are offering these services individually, YouTring's USP lies in the fact that it offers all these services under one roof, hence making it a one-of-a-kind potential bearing product. The website has received good response from the masses and is on the track to become one of the most influential online ventures of the present day.

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