With the proliferation of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) apps, phone calls are becoming a thing of the past. Applications like Skype essentially turn the internet in your own telephone line. making keeping in touch much easier without the expense of telephone bills. But which is the best free VOIP app?
For travellers and tourists, these apps are a valuable option to consider if you have unlimited data plans, or will be around WiFi connections. Bear in mind that some providers block access to VOIP apps on mobile data, so check this with your operator.
- Smartphone – Smartphone Those that allow you to make calls over the internet with your mobile phone to other people with the same application – like WhatsApp, Messenger etc
- Smartphone – Mobile/Landline Those that allow you to call people on landlines or other mobiles from your application. Like Skype, Worldphone etc
On this page I take a look at the main competitors, comparing them in terms of costs and user experience. Note that increasingly other messenging apps like facebook messenger and whatsapp are incorporating video calling into their apps – but I haven’t found these to offer a particularly good service.