iCall Free VoIP is a free iPhone app that lets you make and receive phone calls over Wi-Fi and 3G right out of the box , and with its paid subscription plans you can also have your own phone number, get push notifications and even get your own voice-mail. Here are the pros and cons of the iCall app and its related services.
– Free trial
– Calls can be made over 3G, not just Wi-Fi
– You are given a SIP automatically, no need to go find a SIP provider. things just work right out of the box with a few simple registration steps.
– The service is provided to you for free as a trial so you can test the connection and voice quality before subscribing for a paid plan.
– You get push notifications sent to your iPhone when incoming calls occur. This means you don’t need to have the app open at all times. This is a paid feature.
– iCall has a simple and intuitive user interface unlike related apps such as Fring with an iPhone like dial pad interface and easy access to all your native iPhone Contacts
– Paid member cans pick a local phone number which works in conjuction with your actual iPhone number to make things work seamlessly
– Using iCall you can switch active iPhone conversations to iCall
– Voice-mail is provided to paid members.
– Works with headset on iPod touch.
– unless you upgrade to a $10/month paid plan, free iCall memberships are very limited, you only get 5 minutes of calls and you have to listen to advertisements before each call.
– No Speaker phone functionality is provided during an active iCall
– During our tests, while the other party didn’t have any issues with our outgoing voice, we noticed the incoming voice sounded somewhat robotic and weak.
– First time registrations of the iCall app require you to have an actual active number on your iPhone which is used to validate your iCall account.
– Might be risky, since you may see fees form your Cell phone company as additional charges.
– Personal phone numbers not available in all 50 states
Here is a video demo of the iCall app on the iPhone
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