Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Normally the app limits your free calling to other Vonage app users, but now you can ring up just about anyone you like
Talk is cheap or cheap international calls, right? How about this: For a short time, the talk is free.
Vonage Mobile (Android | IOS) is a voice-over-P application for free calls and write SMS (free) to other users of Vonage applications.
Can also call landlines and mobile phones - but usually it costs money. For a limited time, but you can use Vonage mobile to make free calls to landlines and mobiles.
The application taps Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks to make calls and keep your monthly allotment of minutes (but not your data plan, of course). Side effects: Owner of iPod Touch and iPhone with Wi-Fi can only make calls, provided there is an open wireless network around.
As part of the promotion, you can make calls to anyone in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The Fine Print: The service "is for personal, noncommercial call and involves no calls to certain geographic locations, bonuses and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services."
There is a limit of 3,000 minutes per month, which is probably more than enough for most people, but no indication of how long it will take some free goodness. (At least one month, I think.)
Best of all, do not use the application to a Vonage customer. Another nice touch: it can keep your existing phone number as your Caller ID.
This could have been better timed for me as I take a trip to Canada and would like to pay in touch with Mrs. Cheapskate, without international voice tariffs keep. Nothing beats free!