Android Mobile Phones are in fashion these days. Every other person you meet is carrying android mobile phone. Do you know that you can use your android mobiles to connect with your friends and family for free. You no longer have to spend money on your phone bills, all thanks to voip. With internet on mobile, you can use mobile voip application to talk (text/voice/video call) with your friends for free.
In order to make these free phone calls, all you need is smartphone, voip application, high speed internet on your android mobile (wifi or 3G). You do not use any of your telecom minutes. Please note that if you use 3G, then you are consuming data plan of your telecom operator. The bandwidth consumed is pretty less for these phone calls, so effectively the call cost is zero (free calls).
As we have said, you need to install mobile voip app on your android mobile or tablet (works on Samsung, Micromax and other android tablets). If you friend is also using the same application (which is highly likely), then you can voice chat with him for free.
- Install Mobile Voip Application on Android : You use app on your android mobile or tablet (thus allowing using tablet as mobile phone). You can make free calls from android to iPhone, blackberry, windows and other devices.
- Talk/Text for free: Almost all the apps listed below allows you to voice call for free, with the friends who are also using the same app. You and your friend need to be online and connected to internet when you want to make the call
- Free/Cheap International calls: Many of these apps allows you to call USA, Canada (normal mobiles and landlines) for free. Some apps even allows free calls to other countries as well. Almost all the apps allows cheap international calls (like to India) to a person who may not be using smartphone or this voip application.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/textnow-app-review-free-texting-and-calling/
App Download Link: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.enflick.android.TextNow
Textnow is a free app compatible with almost all android mobiles and tablets. It works with 2.2 android OS and above. Already has more than 1 million downloads on android itself. Additional to free calls to other Textnow users, you get a Free US Phone Number to receive text, free calls to USA and Canada. You can also call normal landlines/mobiles in USA and Canada for free.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/nimubuzz-mobile-messenger-with-cheap-voip-calls/
App Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is available for all the mobile platforms and computer. The good thing is almost all of your friends would already be using this app, so you can actually call a lot of your friends for free. Nimbuzz Messenger lets you chat with your buddies on Facebook, Gtalk 24×7 for free. It also allows group chat, chat rooms, HD voice calls and lot of other features.
Yuilop (aka UppTalk)
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/upptalk-textnow-alternative-free-calling/
App Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yuilop
Yuilop (now UppTalk) is available for almost all mobile platforms be is iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile. Not only it offers free calls, chat and text messaging to other Yuilop (renamed and branded to UppTalk) messenger but it also offers free calls to any phone in the world (even to the people who are not using this app). All you need is UppTalk credit (you can earn those) and use this credit to call any phone in world.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/viber-review-free-calls-sms-video-calls/
App Download Link: http://viber.com/market
Viber is one of the most used voip application available for all mobile platforms (android, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows, Bada) and even for computers as well. That means if you start using this app and assuming your friend is also using the same Viber app on his device, then you two can talk to each other for free. There is no restriction on call duration. Viber has gained a huge popularity and you will find that almost all your friends and family are already using this app. Its a must try.