The Best Free Calling Apps To Help You Stay Connected

Making free phone calls to friends and family is simple. Just download a free calling app, and get to talking.

So you’re already paired up with a great Net10 service plan with lots of high-speed data. But did you know you can actually make free calls to friends and family by using that data and a calling app? Best of all, by using a free calling app, you can stay in touch with loved ones without any extra fees.

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Instead of running on your cellular plan, free calling apps use your internet connection, meaning you can make calls over Wi-Fi or a data service. Here are some of the best calling apps you can use for free.

You can stay in touch with loved ones without any extra fees.

WhatsApp Messenger

When WhatsApp Messenger first came out, it was known for its instant messaging capabilities. However in 2015, WhatsApp Messenger rolled out a voice calling service, letting you make phone calls over the Internet. In addition to voice calling, WhatsApp Messenger also allows free video messaging. Plus, there are never any international charges. This free calling app is available on both Android and iOS.


Like WhatsApp Messenger, imo supports audio and video calls. And it works on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, plus Wi-Fi. But imo’s standout feature is its ability to encrypt all voice and video chats. That means you can have greater peace of mind knowing that your private conversations are more likely to stay private. imo is available for Android and iOS.


Skype is an easily recognizable app. After all, it’s been around since the early 2000s. This popular app offers free video and voice calls to anyone who uses Skype. What’s more, you can easily make calls to Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices. If that wasn’t enough, you can even chat with up to 25 people at a time using the group call function.


Unlike most free calling apps, TextNow doesn’t require the person you’re calling to also have the app installed. In fact, as long as you live in the U.S., you can make unlimited free calls to landlines and cell phones. The only caveat? If you wish to make an international call, you will have to pay an extra fee. So while it’s not totally free, it’s still a great choice if most of your phone calls are made to friends and family in the U.S. Download TextNow on Google Play or the App Store.

Make the call

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