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Top 5 Apps to Make Free Calls From iPhone & iPod Touch

October 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm

[Last updated on May 3, 2012]

With the evolution of the smartphone era, VoIP has progressed a lot and the smartphone users now have many ways to make free local and international calls. Unfortunately many people don’t know how to do that. gggadgets.com is striving hard to provide its readers with the information so they can take full advantage from the capabilities of the gadgets they own. Don’t forget to subscribe to keep yourself updated.

Being the king of smartphones, iPhone has a lot of VoIP apps available in the iTunes app store but unfortunately they are not all very useful. Many of them are SIP softphones to be used as an Asterisk client and many others are not of any good quality. Here, we have hand picked 5 iPhone apps which will allow you to make free calls.

1) iCall

Our top pick is iCall. It is an amazing iPhone app that really changes the way you make phone calls. It works over any wi-fi network, anywhere in the world, either you have access to an operator’s network or not. iCall is a free app so you don’t even need to worry about any one time payment. It lets you make free calls and send SMS to any network within USA and Canada. Though international calling is not free, it is very much affordable. You can switch cell calls to VoIP on the fly to save costs. Being operator-independent, iCall would even make your iPod touch a phone provided you have a headset and a mic.

iCall for iPhone

iCall for iPhone

2) Fring

Fring is a famous VoIP app which is available for iPhone too. It not only enables you to make free calls to other Fring users and also to Skype and IM contacts. Calling to local and international landline and cellular networks is very affordable.

Fring is a networking hub available free on the iTunes store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Fring’s video calls are of very good quality and is the only app for the iPhone that allows you make a video conference call with up to 4 participants. You can use it as an IM client and add Google talk, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo! and other IM accounts to it.

Fring for iPhone

Fring for iPhone

3) Skype

Skype lets you make free calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world, either they are using it on their PCs or on smartphones. It works over your existing GPRS, 3G or wi-fi network.

Like Fring, calling to local and international landline and cellphone numbers is very affordable. Skype is a free app.

Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

4) Truphone

Calls to Truphone, Skype and gtalk users is free. Local and international landline and cellphone calls can be made at cheap rates. You can even purchase your own Truphone number to make and receive calls for free over wifi while roaming anywhere in the world. Truphone is also a free app.

Truphone for iPhone

Truphone for iPhone

5) Vopium

Vopium is a free iPhone app which allows you to call other Vopium users for free. Calls to local and international phone numbers are very affordable and predictable with Vopium’s Smart Rates. You get a 10 euro credit for free every time you refer it to a friend and 5 free minutes when you start using the app for the first time. Vopium is a free app available at the iTunes store.

Vopium for iPhone

Vopium for iPhone

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