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When phone companies tell you that you're paying too much for their competitor's service, you should take it as an understatement. VoIP apps let you make calls and send text, video and picture messages to almost anywhere in the world for free, or at a fraction of the cost.
These convenient apps allow communication over WiFi or data connection from a username or number that is completely exclusive to your mobile device. Now you can place calls without using your real number - you don't have to use your minutes or your texts, the apps just require access to the Internet. The key to a good VoIP app is the ability to make international calls free or at least cheap. Local calls are a nice option, but better apps have more features. Most of the apps are Google Voice clients, these apps use your Google Voice account to make your calls and send your messages, this means free calling within the parameters of Google Voice.
When looking around for VoIP apps, it is important to stay on the lookout for apps with poor sound quality. Some apps might have a lot of downloads, but poor voice quality, which can be frustrating. These apps are most likely free and focus on other features to make the download worth it. Discretion is advised if you are looking for a High-Definition VoIP app, but be aware that the better the app is the more in-app costs will be present. This collection of apps goes through a basic collection of VoIP apps.
Each developer has fitted the app to address a certain demographic, so not every app here might be for you - choosing the right app is up to your specific preferences.
Click on “next” or the images below to see each of our picks.
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