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iPlum app review: time to stop paying a fortune for texting and calling

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Introduction

If you feel like your mobile phone bill has gotten a bit out of control for texting and calling, then why not do something about it? No you don't have to give up your phone, but you can give up your expensive plan by downloading the iPlum app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. This app provides you with a valid U.S. phone number so you can then place and receive calls, as well as text, all for a fraction of what you are most likely paying through your current plan. You can even take advantage of international roaming and calling credits.

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Go ahead and choose your phone number if you like, and you'll have caller ID along with it. If you plan on using this app on your iPod or iPad, it's capable of turning either of those devices into a phone as well. So let’s take a closer look at how you can bring down the total of your bill.

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iPlum - US Phone Number Business Calling & Texting

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These money-saving apps that allow you to place calls, receive calls, use for international calling, and texting are really starting to catch on and become quite the trend. Users are seeing the advantages apps like iPlum offer, and the cost savings is something pretty much anyone welcomes. Developers wanted to give users a simple solution that not only saves money, but makes sense, and makes life easier.

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The iPlum, Inc. team, who is behind the app, explains it as "simply add an iPlum phone number to a phone or tablet, for a private line for your calls and messages." Not only that, but as the developer goes on to explain "use in any country, on any device. It protects personal and business information with built-in AES data encryption.” This means the app not only addresses a problem, but provides multiple solutions for users.

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Examining How it Works

While this app may seem a bit confusing at first, it's really very easy to explain. Each user is given a U.S. phone number that is then used on your device. When you make or receive calls you won't be using any of your voice plan minutes from your provided. It will use a secure data channel for all the messaging and calling that you do. You are welcome to message and call any friends/family members who also have iPlum completely free of charge. If you want to call someone who doesn't use iPlum, you can use credits to do so. These credit packages start at 500 credits for $4.99.

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The app supports calling to more than 200 different countries, and not to worry, the rates are affordable no matter where you are calling. The roaming calls begin at one cent per minute.

If you're worried about the data it will be using for your calls it should be noted that the "calls are transferred seamlessly between WiFi and wireless data channels as the user moves in and out of coverage zones," says the developer.

And it’s not just for private use those who travel often for business are seeing the value as well. If you happen to be overseas on a regular basis for work, you can provide your clients with the U.S. number from iPlum so that they aren’t having to call overseas to reach you. It ensures that you are always easy to reach by your customers and clients, and the calls are affordable.

iPlum - US Phone Number Business Calling & Texting

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Is It a VoIP App?

So now that you've read all about the design and the functionality of the app, you're likely asking if it is the best voip iPhone app? In a nutshell the answer is yes. It's using data in order to place and receive calls, as well as your messages. These are all converted to landline or mobile networks outside of the app itself. The app is similar to others such as Skype, but what makes iPlum stand out is its affordable rates, the fact you have a dedicated U.S. number that is all yours, and that you can make use of the voicemail feature so people can leave you messages. These features all help to make it stand out from the crowd and even look more attractive than its competitors.

Some of the most common users of this app are students, business people who travel a lot, sales agents, realtors, and more. All of these people share a few common traits: they need to be able to make and receive calls at a discounted price, and they want to be available at all times no matter where they may be.

If you plan on using the app for personal use, the best idea is to get your friends on board too and install the app. By doing this you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited free calling and messaging with each other.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is user-friendly
  • The app provides you with a dedicated and secure U.S. phone number
  • Ideal for those who travel out of the country often and still want to make it easy for others to contact them
  • Enjoy free iPlum-to-iPlum calling and messaging
  • The app provides users with voicemail
  • The app can be used on your iPod and iPad as well, turning them into a phone
  • The international calling and roaming rates are extremely low

Cons

  • This app does use data instead, or WiFi, since it is a VoIP app
  • Not all calling/messaging is free, you will have to purchase credits for some

The Final Verdict

If you’ve been eyeing the various VoIP apps out there and wondering if they would work for you, the iPlum app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is well worth checking out. This one offers a large variety of features, many of which aren’t offered by its competitors. It’s easy to set up and use, can save you quite a bit of money in the long run, and is ideal for both personal and business use.

iPlum - US Phone Number Business Calling & Texting

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