Armed with your iPad, iPod or iPad, you are equipped with a number of ways of keeping in touch with people. In the case of an iPhone you can call or text friends and family, while all three device enables you to send email and make use of app to chat with other people on social networks and web sites. There are also VoIP apps such as Skype that can be used to conduct voice chats and Vonage Mobile is another similar app.
Providing the people you want to converse with are also using a device with the app installed, it is possible to make free voice calls to other people anywhere in the world. Calls can be placed not only over a wifi connection, but also over a 3G or 4G data connection and the fact that you are not limited to calling only people who have the app installed means that it is great for day to day use.
This is an app that is comparable to Skype in a number of ways. It provides many of the same functions and it available for very much the same selection of platforms. The biggest obvious draw is the fact that it enables you to place free calls, but even the calls that you have to pay for – such as those to regular phones - are competitively priced when compared to the likes of Skype. Should you need to get additional calling credit, this available as an in-app purchase.
Just like Skype, there is also the option of sending IM style text messages You can scan your existing contact list to see if anyone you know is already making use of Vonage Mobile, and you can send out invitation to anyone who does not currently have it installed. Call quality is impressively high, but obvious when using a data connection this will be dependent on signal strength.