Vonage App Brings Free Calls and Texts Between Vonage Users and to US Numbers

Vonage App Brings Free Calls and Texts Between Vonage Users and to US Numbers

Feb 10, 2012

Vonage, the VoIP service that has primarily focused on home phone replacement and international calling up to this point, has started to compete with Skype with their new app. What it allows users to do is to now call and text other users of Vonage for free, similar to Skype’s free services.

The app can scan contacts lists in order to see who is registered with Vonage – the app sends an SMS to a mobile number for caller ID purposes, and then can use others’ caller ID info to see if they can be called for free on Vonage. As well, calls to any US number are currently available for free through the app, though this may be a limited time deal. Additional Vonage credit can be purchased through Android Market in-app purchases. Note that calls and messages require the app to be running in order to be received; there aren’t any cloud-to-device notifications for messages or calls yet. The Vonage app is available for free now.

Carter Dotson
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