The VoIP genre is filled with tons of apps in both Android and iOS markets. In the recent past, Skype has been topping the charts for being the most popular VoIP calling application. A few others, like Viber, Tango and Fring have been gaining some mileage with an increasing number of dedicated users. Now, there’s another one that’s come out to compete with the existing ones. Vonage Mobile is a free downloadable app that lets you talk and text worldwide for FREE with anyone with the app. Naturally, FREE means you need to also have a free data plan, or you’ll be charged for your usage from your service provider.
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According to Vonage, their app-to-app calls are made using high-definition audio, which provides a much better voice quality than traditional cell phone calls. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G data networks worldwide. In addition, when calling those who don't have the app, you get low-cost international calling with per-minute rates that are on average 70 percent less than major mobile carriers and 30 percent less than Skype. These statistics are based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Comparison reflects published rates of leading mobile carriers in markets representing the majority of iPhone and Android users. Also, you can add calling credit directly from your Android Market account.
Users can use their existing phone number and address book to view who already has the Vonage Mobile app and invite those who don’t. Naturally, the more people you get to download the app, the more you can call and text for free. You do NOT need to be a Vonage phone service customer to use the app. However, as an added benefit to all app users, calls to any Vonage number are also free.
A screenshot of the Android app
Also for a limited period, calls to any phone in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from anywhere in the world will be free. However, this limited time free calling offer to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services. Also, it cannot exceed 3,000 minutes per month.
So, which is your current favourite VoIP application?