Save money on your phone calls using VoIP

smartphone with voipMobile phones are a large part of everyday life in today’s society. With the development of smartphones and app driven devices, mobile phones can do almost anything we could want them to do. Unfortunately, this convenience and ease of use comes at a cost. Mobile phone plans with unlimited talk, text, and data can take up a great deal of your monthly income. There is however, a way to cut back on your mobile phone bill without sacrificing the convenience of a comprehensive plan. By using your data service or wifi, you can utilize a VoIP app to make phone calls over the internet, cutting down on the monthly minutes you use. There are many apps on the market that offer Voice over Internet Protocol services, but by choosing one of these three, you can ensure that you are using the highest quality app to save you money. These are the top 3 apps as recommended by PackNet – providers of Business VoIP.

1) Skype

Skype is one of the most popular VoIP apps on the market. What’s great about Skype is that if both you and the person you are trying to call are using the Skype application, your calls will be free. That being said, many people may need to use their app to call regular phone lines. In this case, Skype offers a great monthly unlimited rate that is significantly lower than the unlimited talk rates that most mobile phone providers offer. Skype also offers the option of video chatting via a laptop or desktop.

2) Fring

Perhaps the second most popular VoIP app on the market is Fring. Fring offers free video chatting over wifi for smartphone users. Fring is also a cross platform application, meaning that users can video chat whether they have an Android device or an Apple device. Fring is also simple to set up and use.

3) Vopium

The Vopium app is perhaps not as popular as Fring or Skype, but it is growing in popularity as far as VoIP apps are concerned. Vopium uses mobile VoIP technology to allow users to call around the world, and in 2010 was awarded Essential Android App status by CNET UK, one of only 16 picked out that year. It’s a small download too, and comes with five free minutes and texts so users can try it out.

In summary, mobile phone bills for people who like to talk are often astronomically large. Most people will opt for a large amount of talk time, if not unlimited talk minutes, which can be costly and unnecessary. By investing in a larger data plan or using wifi, together with a VoIP app, you can use your smartphone for free voice minutes instead of paying the phone company. Many of these apps are free or extremely inexpensive, and this can save you a lot of money.

This article was provided by our friends over at PackNet.

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