VOIP services aren’t just available for computer users. There are actually a number of apps available to smartphone users as well. This allows you to call your friends and family around the country, or world, without spending a fortune. Whether you choose Skype or Truphone, you will love calling your friends and family when it’s more affordable. The following are just five of the best VOIP apps for Android users.
Skype is well known with computer users, but since becoming available to Android users, it has become one of the most popular VOIP services for smartphone users. With the ability to pay as you go or use a plan, you can control your costs. However, with free instant messaging and mobile video calling, there’s a good chance you’ll love this app enough to sign up for a plan.
Quite possibly the most popular VOIP service, Vonage has also become popular with Android users. The real advantage to this app is being able to call or text anyone who uses the app for free. International calls to all international numbers are also very affordable.
Google Voice is another Android app that allows users to make affordable international calls, send free text messages, listen to voicemail, and even read transcripts. Another great feature is that when you call or send texts, your Google Voice email will show, which is great if you’re doing business and don’t want to give out your home phone number.
With some calls costing a penny per minute, it’s easy to see why this app is so popular. With the buddy list, you can easily sync your address book and see which contacts are available. Some calls are even free and the best part is that the calls are made over 3G and 4G networks.
Last, but not least, Truphone is another app that offers pay-as-you-go service or plans. With the unlimited plan you will enjoy a variety of great features including free calls to 35 international destinations, voicemail, and the ability to call Skype members for free.
VOIP services are a wonderful way to save money. Whether you need to make a call once a week or want to call a family member in a foreign country nightly, you can do so without breaking the bank. This is not only a great service for keeping in touch with friends and family, but with more people working from home with international clients, it’s a great way to stay in touch with business contacts as well. If you need to make international calls, it pays to download one of these apps.
About the Author: Merrilee Hankel loves helping individuals and small business owners find the right business tools, toll free numbers, and devices for communicating with their customers and vendors!