Thanks to Android you can make free calls to almost anywhere and not worry about unlimited calling options. You have Wi-Fi at home and at work and Wi-Fi hotspots are in abundance today so let’s review some of the best android apps available for Android phones that allow you to make free calls with free apps.
1. Viber :
Thanks to the Android Market, the arrival of Viper just made free calls from Android a little easier with a straightforward application. When installed, it scans your address book and connects you with other Viber users with no need for user names and email verifications. User ID is the phone number. It allows you to send free text messages to other Viber users. Make SMS, or email using Wi-Fi connectivity. Viper boasts of its call quality with clear audio and no lags. If you are an Android user, you need this app.
2. Fring :
Fring offers you calling, chat, and video calling as well. It is different from other apps in that it has the video capability to make video calls with up to four people because of its DVQ technology. Free calls are available through 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi Fring users worldwide. Since Fring is available for Android, iOs, Nokia and via a mobile browser, you can call all of your friends who have the Fring app so enjoy this app, which, by the way, has good reviews from it’s users.
3. Skype :
We could not provide free calling information without including Skype. Although it began its service using computers, mobile has greatly benefited because of the many apps that have been released. You can make free calls as well as send messages over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The Skype calling experience is good and Skype is always user-friendly and you call almost any phone or any computer for free providing they have Skype. You can buy credits to call regular phones although some think it is a little expensive. On select Androids, you can even videophone. So get started; have you Skyped today?
4. Nimbuzz :
Get you and your friends registered with an account on Nimbuzz and you get everything you need to communicate – and it’s all free. You can import friends from Facebook, My Space, Yahoo, MSN Messenger, AIM, ICQ, GoogleTalk, and HYVES as well as SIP VoIP accounts. The app will allow you to send text messages, music, photos, and video files to other Nimbuzz users. It works on iPhones, BlackBerries, Androids and feature phones that run Java apps. Free calls are HD voice with Wi-Fi or 3G-quality connectivity. Yes, you do have to register and calls are only free to Nimbuzz users. Landlines or other mobile lines will include a charge.
5. Tango :
This is a popular video call app, which allows you to make video calls, or voice calls over all Android phones using all data connections. The quality of the video calls exceeds all other apps and it is free if you and your friends have Tango.
6. Yahoo Messenger :
In Asia Yahoo messenger is big with their IM app being the first choice for many users. The Android app is much the same. Froyo on your phone is required and it enables you to initiate calls (after you install the plug-in), and even video calls from the app. In addition, Yahoo can send free international SMS, chat on Facebook and more.
7. Rebtel :
You don’t even have to turn this app on to get started as it comes with a built-in dial pad. You just dial and it’s done. It works well with Android contact manager enabling you to make free calls to any of your friends who have the Rebtel app installed in their devices. It differs from other apps in that you can make calls without using Wi-Fi. It is compatible with 3G and CDMA connection.
8. QIK :
If video is your thing, this may be the app for you. In addition to making individual calls, this app allows you to broadcast live videos as well as visit video feeds of your friends providing they also have the QIK app installed. It is available for Android, iOS and others. It also allows you to share videos on YouTube, Facebook, and others. This app works best with front-facing cameras.
9. Tru App :
This app is different in that you have two options. The Android app is free and you can call other Tru users, even those on Skype and GTalk. Also, Tru offers its own SIM card and by purchasing it you don’t have to be concerned with roaming charges or finding Wi-Fi hotspots. You get to keep your existing number.
10. Sipdroid Guava :
The Sipdroid Guava app allows you to make calls to any U.S. number for free. Google owns it and you can synchronize it with Google Voice to make free calls and text messages. As long as you have connectivity, you can also receive calls with your Google Voice number.
11. Google Voice :
When Guava is synchronized with this app, you can make International calls for free. Without Guava, text messages are free on this Android version of Google Voice. This app functions in real time allowing you to receive voice and text messages as soon as they arrive.
12. netTALK :
In the United States or Canada, you will receive unlimited free calling privileges with this app. Calls to other countries cost a small fee and rates are available on it’s developer website. With Net Talk you can record you conversations, import contacts, make a free conference call by dialing 2663 and you can call 411 for Directory assistance.
If you have an Android tablet, or iPad, you can convert it with a microphone and compatible headset with this app. Net Talk may require a registration to use this app and if your connectivity is 3G, some mobile operators restrict VoIP on their network.