Making Free Wi-Fi Calls On Mobile Devices and Computers
December 05, 2011 | Rebtel
Free WiFi calling is a great way for those who need to make calls from their mobile phone or PC on a regular basis. This can save individuals significant amounts of money every year, and is a huge advantage over traditional phone service, expensive cell phone plans (including 3-G access) and even VoIP clients like Skype or Google Voice.
Free WiFi Calls Have Been Hard to Make for Years
Making free WiFi calls on mobile phones or PCs has often involved having to engage in complicated workarounds with PBX systems, SIP accounts, hard to configure apps and forwarding setups. Often a ‘free WiFi calling solution” is offered, but the reality turns out to be either costly due to hidden charges or results in bad service with horrible connections, dropped calls and “out of service” areas.
Some mobile phone carriers have attempted to offer free calling over WiFi, but such plans rarely last long as the companies bait and switch. This is understandable as they prefer to make their money off of their main product - minutes or per call/text charges - but isn’t helpful to the consumer looking for a way to make free calls.
IPhone Users Blocked From Free WiFi Calling
iPhone users in particular have it hard, since they are restricted to “The Big Three”: Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. None of these carriers allow free wifi calling to be made from phones enrolled in monthly pans or under contract. In fact, even cheap calling applications are often blocked on iPhones.
Apps can be bought from the iPhone store that promise ‘free WiFi calls’, but most either have a catch in that minutes are still deducted from the carrier phone plan or they require a lengthy and complicated configurations to work plus each call requires a series of steps to connect.
Welcome to Rebtel’s Free WiFi Calling App
Rebtel has developed an app for the iPhone that is simple to install and allows free WiFi calls (and 3-G, for that matter) to be placed easily between Rebtel iPhone app or PC users. The Rebtel app for the iPhone, called Rebtel 2.0, is free to download and easy to use - in fact, most people can start making free WiFi calls using the Rebtel app in less than 30 seconds.
Using Rebtel on an iPhone is just like using your normal phone, with some important benefits. First, there’s the free Wifi calls and calls over 3-G to other Rebtel application users. Then there’s the huge discounts you can get on international calls and SMS (up to 98% in many cases). The Rebtel iPhone app conveniently allows you to use your phone’s address book - no need for a second contact list. Rebtel 2.0 is also smart enough to select the best connection for each call, letting you switch seamlessly between WiFi, 3G or a local access number.
The Rebtel 2.0 app for the iPhone doesn‘t stop at free WiFi calls - you can also make free PC to mobile phone calls when you have Rebtel on your PC and you are calling a iPhone Rebtel customer! You can tell which of your friends and family are running Rebtel on their iPhone right in your contact list when the “FREE” icon is present next to their number. Invite everyone you know to sign up for Rebtel, and never pay to call friends and family again.
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