VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, is taking the world by storm. The facility enables an affordable and easy way to chat with people who are located across the world. Here is a list of the 10 best VoIP calling apps of 2013.
This is a very popular VoIP app. The ‘call quality’ is simply excellent and the best part of this app is you do not have to pay any fee for Skype to Skype calling service. Moreover, making video calls is also quite easy with Skype.
People using Skype on their smartphones can send text messages and instant messages (IMs) for free and even make calls to other people who use this app by paying a small amount. Downloading this app is free of cost and Microsoft (the parent company) doesn’t even charge a monthly fee from Skype users. The app’s user-friendly interface makes it the most popular VoIP calling app in the world.
Tango is gradually becoming an industry leader in VoIP. Many regards Tango to be the main competitor of Skype. With it, users can make calls on 4G, 3G and wireless internet connection for free. It has an ‘easy to use’ interface and its service always remains connected even if you choose to close the app.
This VoIP app has been around for quite some time. It has been a very successful app for overseas workers. Its ‘calling application’ provides users an inexpensive way to make calls over a wireless Internet connection. Moreover, Rebtel doesn’t require its users to maintain any kind of balance or pay any kind of fees. It is extremely popular for people who love traveling because Rebtel offers users a cheap way of making quality calls to their loves ones at home.
Viber has an outstanding call quality. It is an ideal VoIP application for people who want to upgrade from an app, which offers average call quality. The best part about Viber is that it runs in the background. So, if someone is trying to get in touch with you while you are busy with another app, you will be notified.
This VoIP app can help you communicate in an easy way. You just need to download the app to your cell phone to chat with your friends. However, your friends must also download this app in order to communicate with you. With this app, you can turn your mobile phone into a walkie talkie. Although not beneficial for international calls, this app is just perfect for family and friends who maintain constant communication with one another.
Both personal users and business users can use this VoIP application. By using Google Voice, you can call other people and send text messages for free. But remember, in order to get this free service, the person whom you are calling or sending text messages to should be a ‘Google Voice’ user. This app is going to be incorporated with your Google account, enabling you to share crucial information with your family, friends and business partners easily.
Fring is somewhat a new VoIP application, which enables users to make list of buddies and chat with a number of people simultaneously. It is not going to charge you anything for downloading and you can use it while making calls on 4G, 3G and wireless network with ease.
Groove IP Lite
This is the perfect app for people who have friends and family living in the US and Canada. With this app, you can make unlimited free calls to North America using a wireless Internet connection.
It is free to download and is great for use over a wireless Internet connection. The user interface is simple and looks like a regular phone. With it, you can get access to all your contacts. It doesn’t even require charging a monthly membership fee.
WiCall is available for low-cost and is an alternative to major VoIP apps like Skype. The app doesn't need an Internet connection for making calls or sending text messages. It works like a prepaid calling plan. If your budget is limited, the best way to make calls overseas is by WiCall.
These are the top 10 VoIP calling apps. Download the one that is most suitable to you.
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