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The Best VOIP Apps for Android

Trying to decide between the many Android VOIP apps that are available can leave you with more questions than answers.

  • How do I know which one is right?
  • Do I have to pay a monthly fee?
  • What are the features of the best apps on the market?

All of these questions are valid ones and should be answered before you choose the app to use. When you make calls over VOIP you will either pay per call or sign up for a monthly plan. It is best if you know that you are using the service that is most cost effective for you.

Skype

Skype is one of the original VOIP services and is still widely used today. Since it has become available for the Android market, many people have opted to go with Skype because of name recognition. But there are other benefits to the service as well. You will receive low rates whether you choose to pay for a plan or pay as you go. You can also text anyone at any destination for less than five cents a message. Skype offers caller ID and voicemail with its service and has free instant messaging and mobile video calling.

Fring

fring
You will instantly like the buddy list available with Fring. Not only will it sync with your address book, it will also show you who is available from services such as GoogleTalk and Yahoo. With Fring you can use WiFi, 3G and 4G to make your calls. Some calls are free of charge through their service while the rest are extremely low cost. You may even find yourself paying as low as penny per minute. Video calling and live chatting capabilities also appeal to many people who use Fring.

Truphone

With Truphone you have the option to pay as you go or take advantage of their unlimited calling plan. If you call outside of the US frequently, the unlimited plan offers you calls to 35 destinations at no charge. The monthly cost is low and you receive many other benefits as well. Low cost text messages, free calls to GoogleTalk and Skype and free IM are some of the additional features that you may like. You can even get free voicemail in case you miss an important incoming call.

Line2


You can take advantage of three different calling options when you use Line2. There is the ability to use WiFi or 3G and 4G like every other VOIP application. However, with this one you also have the choice of using the standard cellular service. In addition to this unique benefit you can make unlimited calls to the US and Canada with no charge. SMS messaging is available as well while the company offers you 24 hour support for the service. Caller ID, call waiting and even call forwarding come standard with the service. When you opt for a paid plan you will find yourself with benefits like visual voicemail and conference calling.

JaJah


JaJah is an internet based VOIP application that is available for the Android phone. With a simple download you can have access to a service that will integrate with your phone book easily. Whenever you need to make a call you will simply log in and select who you wish to call. Calling JaJah users is never charged and there is a new feature that allows you to call your Facebook friends for free as well. All of the other calls are subject to the low rates charged by JaJah regardless of the destination. There is no cost to download or use the app until you make your first call.

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8 comments… add one

  • Milind Lokde September 5, 2011, 12:25 am

    Didn’t mention, whether these apps support custom SIP provider. Skype doesn’t. Fring does.

  • therd3 September 12, 2012, 10:35 pm

    Line2 is not free. $9.99

    JaJah Did not work at all on my Galaxy S3. Black screen is all I could see.

  • Neha September 24, 2012, 11:53 pm

    Nice Post Milind, these are all useful Android VoIP Apps especially Fring because it works really fine, I’m regular Fring user and I have couple of family members and small friends circle.

    I never tried JaJah but it sound really interesting that we call make free calls to any facebook friends.

  • Paul Rhimes January 29, 2013, 10:01 pm

    There are more great apps listed at http://www.trutower.com/voip/ but I personally didn’t have very good luck getting Fring to work :/

  • John Mclane April 9, 2013, 9:43 pm

    Good facility provide for android users with amazing voip application. Really it is great news and information.

  • Chan July 3, 2013, 2:45 am

    As a regular VOIP user, I know we all have our good experience and bad ones too. I just read about a new app http://www.maraconnect.com. It has some amazing features apart from the standard VOIP services. I will be more interested to know their international call rates…

  • Steve July 29, 2013, 11:19 pm

    I have used many appa and based on the experience, I would say a good VoIP app should have compatibility with many devices, clarity, high class connectivity and simple enough to be used even by a binner. Oh yes not to forget, calls to non app users should be priced very economically. In this perspective I would recommend http://www.maraconnect.com … loaded with features!

  • Lucie Kruger January 21, 2014, 6:15 am

    If anyone is searching for the best VOIP apps for android then they must try all the listed app in their android smartphone. All the app listed in this post is amazing and easy to use providing users lot of features.

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