Wanna have free calls? Check out these 5 sweet Wi-Fi calling apps for Android & iOS

Wanna have free calls? Check out these 5 sweet Wi-Fi calling apps for Android & iOS
Wi-Fi calling remains the cheapest way to connect with your friends and people around the world. In fact, it has become a main method of communicating for many of you who are fortunate enough to enjoy stable Wi-Fi signal or a hearty data plan. But if you are yet to dip your toes inside the VoIP pond, you should have a look at these five nice Wi-Fi calling apps we've rounded up here. Chances are, your friends have already hooked you up with the popular Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, KakaoTalk and the like, or at the very least, you've heard of them already. So we've excluded these obvious choices from the list and went on seeking some alternatives. 

Have fun skimming through the list - hopefully, you'll learn about a cool new app you haven't heard of before.

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13 Comments

1. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Something which I don't understand, why don't we switch completely from traditional phone calls to WiFi calls? Wouldn't it be easier?

2. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

In my experience with T-Mobile Wifi calling and Google Voice, wifi calls still don't have the call quality of a tradition call using the mobile network. It is also hard to seamlessly switch from wifi to cellular when needed.

4. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

"It is also hard to seamlessly switch from wifi to cellular when needed." You are right, this is hard, but it has already been accomplished by several companies, Republic Wireless being the most well known, and Google's MVNO service is expected to operate this way as well. I've found Google Voice calls to be great in terms of call quality. If you are having call quality issues you may want to check for a network connection problem. Calls over wifi are capable of using far greater bandwidth than a traditional phone call and don't have the capacity constraints of too many users being on the network at once and so quality has the ability to be superior. Cellular networks are working on improving voice call quality too with things like VoLTE HD voice, which like wi-fi (VoIP calling) allows for the expansion of available bandwidth on the network to transmit signals for better calls.

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I agree. I stopped using Google Hangouts to place calls because people complained about it sounding garbled from their side, though I heard them well from my side. It didn't matter whether I used mobile or WiFi either.

10. Simona unregistered

Of course it has.. but it is up to VoIP server what quality will allow.. via network.. what u think 3G is nice ?? pleease.. it is horrible crap ONLY NOW they initiating 4G slowly .. on my network they will start using 4g voice in summer.. GUys u need to realize that the quality o via google or skype etc they bottlenecking every connection to be sound crappy.. ON PURPOSE to not triumph OPs .. 4G voice coming up so skype calling will be still on same quality where mobile call sound will be much much improoved..

3. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Services and devices on contract. Wifi not available or free everywhere, stability, compression

9. Simona unregistered

do u know what business is ? do u know what a mega mad mobile OPs would go ? They NEVER allow it .. Wifi public suppose to be loong time ago .. but that wud be CATASTROPHIC for OPs Wifi calling is since 2000 skype is since 2003

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Tmobile wifi calling is free on all lines. And when you travel to their 100+ countries with the simple choice plan, you get free wifi calls back to the states. You need a 2Mb connection. But it works.

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Viber is far far better than these. Talkray just consumes too much of battery. I recently tried hike calls and its pretty good too

7. LikeMyself

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Nimbuzz must be added to the list! It supports cross platform wifi calling even on Symbian Belle and has great call quality. It's a feature Viber could never add to its Symbian app for no reason at all!

8. Simona unregistered

all this is useless coz am using skype :)

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

no one nneds these when whatsapp calling is available

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

needs*

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