Vonage for Android
For on-the-go telecommunication needs, Vonage Mobile for Android is a free, downloadable application for mobile phones and smartphones in which users can make free calls and send free texts. Users do not need to be a Vonage customer to download the application.
Vonage for Android Mobile Application ServicesVonage Mobile for Android offers features in which users do not have to exit the application to use their phone's address book, to manage calls and texts, or to buy credit with their Android Market account.
Services of Vonage for Android:
- Use a mobile number as the caller ID
- Works on WiFi and 3G/4G networks worldwide.
- Free calling to Vonage home phone customers
- Offline access to contacts, recent calls and chat history
- Low rates on international calls to anyone who does not have the app
Users can make free calls to the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico for up to 3000 minutes each month. If users get their friends to download the Vonage for Android application, the more they can call and text for free.
International call rates are as low as $0.01 per minute. Standard data rates may apply.
Phone calls are for personal and noncommercial use only. As a result, Vonage for Android excludes calls to certain locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services, and call forwarding services.
Vonage for Android Mobile Application FeaturesFeatures of the Vonage for Android application include:
- Extension lines
- Visual voicemail
- 411 calling
- Caller ID with name
- Call waiting
- Call forwarding
- “Do not disturb” message
Add-on features of Vonage Mobile for Android:
- Fax Line
- Add A Line
- Toll Free Plus
- Virtual Number
How to Use the Vonage for Android ApplicationAfter downloading the application on Android Market, users enter their mobile number and email address. Then Vonage sends a free text with a code to validate the phone number. Users can then begin making phone calls, sending texts or inviting contacts to join.
There is also the Vonage Extensions App, which is a free program that allows users to connect their mobile device with their Vonage home phone service. However, only one extension, or mobile phone number, is free to use.
Disadvantages of the Vonage for Android ApplicationUnlike AT&T's rollover minutes, the calling credit purchased for the Vonage for Android application expires one year from the date of the last purchase.
In addition, the Vonage for Android application does not automatically upgrade to the latest version.
Other Vonage Mobile ApplicationsIn addition to the Vonage for Android application, Vonage also has programs for the iPhone and iPod touch.
There is also Vonage Time to Call, which is a pay-per-call international calling application that is only available for iPhone devices. Once Vonage Mobile is downloaded, users can use the applications to talk up to 15 minutes in 190 countries for at least $0.99. For this program, unused minutes can be used for another phone call.
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