Where ever you are in the world, this apps are your companion to keep you in touch with your family and friends. There is no roaming charge to call your family while you are traveling away from them.
Most of these apps can work with WiFi / 3G/ 4G. None of them utilizing your monthly minutes or roaming charges if you call through these apps.
Here, we are listing 7 iPhone apps, tested on my iPhone and using most of them in daily life as an alternative calling method for national and international calls. All these apps are capable to work with your WiFi / 3G / 4G network to make calls.
FaceTime for iPod/iPhone/iPad/MAC makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it’s great to hear a voice. But it’s even better to see the face that goes with it.
Facetime is easy to set up. FaceTime works perfectly with Address Book so you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch. Click her phone number if you want to call her iPhone 4. To call her iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, use her email address. An invitation pops up on her screen. When she accepts, the video call begins. And there you are, face to face. Mac to iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac.
WhatsApp is one of the best messaging apps that support text, audio and video texting between mobile platforms. This app supports almost all of the mobile platforms like iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia and Symbian.
Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch. Your contacts should be in online to make free audio and video call with them.
Skype for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is free to download and works over 3G* or Wi-Fi. You can share moments over free video calls with front and rear-facing cameras of iDevices. You can connect your friends while they are on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, compatible mobiles, PCs, Macs or Skype-enabled TVs.
Free Phone Calls & Text: Viber lets everyone in the world connect at free rate. Viber users enjoying free call, text, and able to send photos and locations with each other worldwide for free with no subscriptions or purchases.
You can call and text other users, on any network, as much as you want. All you need is a 3G or Wi-Fi Internet connection, and friends who get Viber too. Viber just works, and lets you connect with your friends whose numbers you already have.
It syncs with your mobile phone number and contact list to instantly show who already has Viber. Never again must you seek out your own contacts, create new user names, or build new lists. Viber runs in the background without draining your battery, so you always receive incoming calls and message notification.
Tango is the only app that lets you make free video calls, phone calls, and send free video messages to a tango member. It is allowing the great feature of free Group Video Messaging. You can now record and share personal videos with anyone in your contacts list.
You can send and receive free video messages, Group video messaging and share with multiple people at once. You can send video messages to friends who don’t have Tango and you can view your sent messages & forward to others.
Another free apps for free Video Chat, Voice Calls & Texting with fring members. Moreover you can join fring with your gtalk, yahoo, msn, aim, MSN Live and SIP accounts. This apps also offers free group video chat with 4 friends at the same time, free calls to other fring users anywhere in the world, free live texting. You can work this apps on 3G, 4G, WiFi with exclusive DVQ technology™.
The HIGHEST QUALITY Video chat possible! fring’s video calling DVQ™ technology (Dynamic Video Quality) gives you the best video and audio quality possible by automatically and continuously adjusting your video call quality to match your connectivity. You can watch your friends real-time status; you can chat with your friends before video-calling them.
Combines the power of internet and smart phone messenger into one, and lets you make free video calls, voice calls, send chat messages, share files, on any mobile device across popular messengers. Nimbuzz Messenger is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Java, Windows and Mac. Nimbuzz Messenger lets you chat with your buddies on Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Live Messenger (MSN) and Gtalk for free.
Connect your address book and share unlimited photos, make unlimited audio calls & video calls, files, music and videos with other friends of yours on Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Live Messenger (MSN) and Gtalk. You can also connect with your friends on Twitter using our popular chat buddy. You can make free video calls over 3G, 4G and WiFi from iPhone to iPhone call and iPhone to PC. Appear always online and be available to chat with Push Notifications.
Talk and text for free, worldwide. Vonage Mobile is a free app that lets you talk and text for free worldwide with anyone else who has the app.
You don’t need to be a Vonage phone service customer to use the app.
You can make free calls and texts with all Vonage friends. It is capable to share photos with your friends. It is allowing to make free calls and texts to any Vonage numbers.