Top 5 apps for WiFi Calling
Looking to save money on international phone calls to friends and loved ones? With Wi-Fi calling you can stay in touch by making cheap phone calls without running up a hefty bill. Out there on the market are a bunch of services that offer convenience and keep costs down. So here is a breakdown of some of the best apps around, offering great functionality on iPhone, Android, and other smartphones.
#5: KakaoTalk. This app lets smart-phone users make free calls to contacts that have installed the same service. It requires no user registration or username, but uses the mobile phone number as identification. KakaoTalk is available for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones, and works on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
#4: WiCall. This app allows you to use Wi-Fi to make calls over the internet with your Android phone or Honeycomb tablet. Additionally it has a prepaid mobile telephone service without long-term contracts, and credits that last one year from the date of purchase. When you use WiCall, the app bypasses your regular carrier and instead uses VoIP (voice over internet protocol), a technique that offers decent quality with no roaming fees.
#3: Pinger. This Android app lets you implement Wi-Fi calling on your phone and use it to call any phone - mobile or landline. With Pinger, you are given a specific phone number to call/send SMS in the US or Canada, without obligation to a fixed contract. This enables contact with non Pinger users, although your contact would need to install Pinger in order to call or send messages directly back to you.
#2: iCall. This app works on many devices including Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and allows Wi-Fi calling even if there is no cell signal. Regular calls on your mobile can also be switched to Wi-Fi calls, so roaming charges don't start adding up, and you can receive incoming calls even if the app isn't open or running.
#1: Rebtel. By giving each contact a local domestic phone number, users can choose to make calls using Wi-Fi, 3G or even their normal phone plan, meaning that international contacts are just a local phone call away. The Rebtel app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and Windows phones and provides excellent quality calls, even bridging the gap between mobile phone, internet and landlines. With no hidden costs, keeping in contact across geographical borders has never been easier.
By installing one of these apps you can benefit by using your phone or device for Wi-Fi calling anywhere there’s a hotspot. Reduce your phone bill and make that important long-distance phone call without paying high roaming charges. It’s a win-win situation!