Making a phone call can be cheap after all thanks to this collection of apps. These are all dedicated to making phone calls simple, cost-effective, and fun. They are filled with a variety of tools and functions that are meant to make you look at phone calls in a whole other light. Some of these even allow you to enjoy video chats, which is as close to a real-life face-to-face conversation as you can get without being in the same room.
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3 Feb 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Now you can chat with all your family and friends without looking at the clock and being wary of how much your bill is adding up. The Talkatone app features free text messaging and phone calls using WiFi or cellular data. You will never have to worry about your minutes being used again. When you launch the app you are given a free U.S. phone number that you can then use for calling and texting. The way it works is that the inbound calls are free at all times and SMS texting is also free. Where this app can come in especially handy is when you're traveling, even if that means going overseas.
- The app uses WiFi or cellular data
- Inbound calls are free
- SMS texting is free
- You are given a free U.S. phone number to use
- Use this app when you’re traveling
Get a dedicated U.S. phone number for only $1 a month through this app. There are no long term contracts and you can use this number for personal or business needs. There’s app to app calling, multimedia messaging, get 20 free credits when you first join, transfer a phone number to iPlum, free and unlimited calls to U.S. numbers, voicemail, Cloud based and more. There are in-app purchases for more calling credits.
- Get a free U.S. phone number for $1 per month
- Use for personal or business, $20 free credit upon joining
- App to app calling, Messaging, Texting
- Transfer a number over, Cloud based, Voicemail
- In-app purchases for more credits
You can do all kinds of communicating for free with the Tango app. Go ahead and enjoy phone calls, video chats, send text messages, post your status update, and even share pictures through the app. All of your options are clear, crisp, and high-quality. You'll be using WiFi, 3G, or 4G so you aren't worrying about your minutes. The video chats are free as is texting and group texting. You can chat with up to 300 friends all at the same time. When it comes to texting you can also share stickers to add extra fun to the app. Additionally, you can post music, engage in some rather fun Tango games with others, and post slideshows.
- Engage in free texts and video chats
- The app uses WiFi, 3G, or 4G
- Chat with up to 300 people at one time
- Use stickers in the conversation
- Play Tango games with other users
- Post music
- Post photos and slideshows
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This app can do it all: video calls, phone calls, texting, sharing photos, and group messages where you can chat with up to 100 people at once. The Viber app makes chatting with others smooth, easy, and cheap. The app currently has more than 500 million users, likely due to the fact it’s such high-quality. Video and phone calls are both free and you can play Viber games, check out the public chat conversations happening, and get push notifications. The app is also able to integrate with your contact list. Add some interest to your conversations with the various stickers available in the Sticker Market.
- Engage in video calls, phone calls, texting, sharing photos, and group messages
- Chat with up to 100 people at once
- Play Viber games
- Check out the public chat conversations
- The app integrates with your contact list
- Get push notifications
- Use stickers
Here's the place you can place make video and voice calls as well as send text messages. The Vonage Mobile app can be used for free from up to five of your mobile devices. You will be able to engage in free video chats, free phone calls, free group messaging with up to 50 people, and free texting. The app uses WiFi, 3G, or 4G. If you happen to be making an international call you’ll be able to take advantage of low rates. This one offers superior voice and video quality so you don't have to make any sacrifices. If you happen to call someone who isn’t there to answer, you can always leave a video message.
- The app uses WiFi, 3G, or 4G
- Place free voice and video calls
- Group message with up to 50 people
- This app can be used on up to five of your mobile devices
- Video and audio quality is excellent
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If you find yourself placing calls to Canadian and U.S. numbers then why not enjoy free phone calls? The FreeTone app makes that possible by offering unlimited free texting and phone calls. When you first launch the app you are given a Canadian or U.S. number and that's the one you'll be using moving forward. There's no need to worry about minutes because you'll be using 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Just because you're getting this for free doesn't mean it's not good quality as the app prides himself on being crisp and clear. You can call your Facebook friends through the app, record notes for your friends and then send them, get push notifications, and send and receive videos and pictures.
- Uses 3G, 4G, or WiFi
- You get a Canadian or U.S. number
- Unlimited free texting and phone calls
- Push notifications
- Chat with Facebook friends
- Send and receive videos and pictures
Place a call to any Canadian or U.S. phone number for free or send them a text message with the Phone for Google Voice & GTalk app. Unlike many of these apps the person you're calling doesn't have to have the app installed on their device. All the messaging and calling is done online and as soon as you launch the app you can start chatting. The user interface has been designed to be very easy to use. When you engage in video chats you’ll feel as though you’re in the same room together. Additional features include being able to mark items as favorites, invite people, check out your call logs, and view your integrated list of contacts.
- Enjoy free voice calling and text messaging
- The app uses the Internet
- Invite people to use it
- View your call log
- Mark items as favorites
- The app is user-friendly
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It doesn't matter if you want to contact a Mo+ user or someone who doesn't have the app because you can do so for free with the Free Calls & Text by Mo+ app. It's all about the free text messaging and calling with this offering. You can send free text messages and free phone calls to Mo+ users around the world and to numbers in Canada and the U.S. There is a live walkie talkie feature, the voice calls are high-quality, and it supports multimedia messages. Personalize the app with your favorite wallpaper. Everything about this app is user-friendly and convenient.
- User-friendly and convenient
- There is a live walkie talkie feature
- Place free phone calls and send text messages for free to Mo+ users around the world
- Send messages and place free calls to any Canadian and U.S. number
- The app supports multimedia messages
- Personalize the app with your own wallpaper
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Don't let the cost of long distance stand in your way when you want to contact loved ones. The Free Calling and Free Texting App gives users the ability to send free messages and make free phone calls to any other Voxofon user. If you need to send a message or place a call to an International number the app offers low rates. You can send voice memos, videos, and pictures, and the messages are always delivered instantly. The app will use cellular or WiFi to send the messages and place phone calls. The user interface is engaging and modern giving this one a really fun look.
- The app uses cellular or WiFi
- Send free messages
- Make free phone calls
- Take advantage of low long distance rates
- The user interface is engaging and modern
- Send voice memos, videos, and pictures
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Just because you and your loved ones are states or maybe countries apart doesn't mean you can't enjoy talking with one another without spending a fortune. The Voca - Cheap Calls & Messaging app makes it possible to call your family and friends all around the world and take advantage of extremely low rates. You can send videos, images, text messages, and a voice message. All of your texts and calls are encrypted and you can also enjoy group chat. You can customize your experience by choosing a theme, adding photos, importing your contact list, and setting up your profile.
- Set up your profile
- Choose a theme and add photos
- Add your contact list
- Call family and friends around the world at a great price
- The long distance rates are extremely affordable
- The app encrypts all messages
- There is a group chat feature