Smartphone calls

If you are worried about the phone bills and often cut conversations short to save minutes, you can easily make calls using the internet, free of charge. All you need is the required app for making free phone calls anywhere in the world. With the help of these services, calls can be made to any fixed line or mobile phones even without the app installed on the receiver’s phone.

These calls can also be made from computers and laptops. Calls can be made through VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) that are free of cost except for the internet charges, which are nominal. To make a free call, all you need is internet on your phone. You may have to download the free app or the free phone call software. Here are four apps, using either of it, you can make free phone calls anywhere in the world. Let’s see how it works.


WhatsApp is a popular app owned by Facebook and used by millions across the globe for texting and calling as well. All you need to do is to see if the contact is in WhatsApp.

These calls are free of charge and won’t count against your service provider’s voice minutes. You need to remember that you cannot make calls to contacts who do not use WhatsApp. Apart from texting and calling, WhatsApp can be used for sending photos and videos to your friends and relatives. WhatsApp also gives you the facility to do video calling. You can also form a group and exchange messages within your group.


Skype is one of the oldest free calling apps available which is owned by Microsoft. It can be used on computers, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The advantage with Skype is you can use it on any device, and your contact to call may not be using the same device, but they should have Skype installed on their device.

Calls made from Skype are free, and calls can also be recorded. In case you want to call someone who doesn’t have Skype installed, you would need to purchase Skype credits to make the call.

Facebook Messenger:

Facebook is a commonly used social media networking site and many access it through their mobile phones. This makes it a decent option negating the need to download any other additional Apps and the probability that the person you are calling using Facebook on their smartphones is also high.

Facebook Messenger is a standalone messaging app which allows free calls, messaging, and video chats. Through the app, you can also play games. To make free calls, you just need to be friends on Facebook.

Google Hangouts:

Hangouts is a brainchild of Google, and now it is highly used in the messaging app domain. It comes with a plethora of features like voice call, video call, and messaging. The person you are calling should also use Google Hangouts. The service is free, and all that you need is a Google account which most people have.

Apart from these four apps, there are many mobile apps available that allow you to make free calls and video chats. Google Duo, Single Private Messenger, Imo, Slack, TextNow, and Viber are a few of them. These are some of the favorite apps that you may be already using. Next time, you want to call a friend or family, you can try to call through any of these apps to make sure you save on the minutes.