Free phone calls…New from Dell
Dell Voice is a full featured VOIP application that offers free local and long-distance calls to most of Canada, free unlimited incoming calls, free Voicemail, free Caller ID, and free Call Waiting as well as VOIP 911 service. Numbers are available for most major cities in Canada and you can also port an existing number to Dell Voice.
Dell Voice offers free calling to most Canadian cities the full list of cities is here. You can call anytime without time-of-day or day-of-week restrictions. All incoming calls are free..Dell Voice uses your existing WiFi or data connection to make and receive calls. Data charges may apply. Dell Voice to Dell Voice calls are always free no matter where you are in the world. You can buy credits for calling International phone numbers, the rates are here.
For the past week I tested Dell Voice on my HTC Sensation Android Smartphone on the Telus network. I used it for most of my phone calls using WiFi and the Telus Data network..It also worked fine with my Jawbone Era Bluetooth headset as well as the Bluetooth hands free system in my car. I also tried it from my Windows Desktop through my home network and Bell Sympatico Fibe 25 service. Here are samples:
[esplayer url=http://www.hometechmtl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dell-WiFi1.mp3]From Smartphone via WiFi
[esplayer url=http://www.hometechmtl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dell-Telus.mp3]From Smartphone via Telus Data
[esplayer url=http://www.hometechmtl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dell-Desktop.mp3]From Desktop
As you can hear the audio does sound a bit compressed on the smartphone calls but still more than acceptable. In every one of the smartphone calls I made audio quality at both ends was at least as good as these samples and not once did I lose a call.
I plan to keep Dell Voice on my phone, I will use it for all my long distance calls as well as some local calls..I have a package with 6Gb of data but only 200 minutes of voice calling so this is a perfect app for me. I can see small businesses that run up big mobile bills saving considerable money with Dell Voice. For example if you look at the current promotion of 6Gb of data for $30/mo most major carriers are offering in February , at 1Mb per minute for a Dell Voice call that is a lot of talking for thirty bucks.
Give it a try..download links for Android, Windows desktop and iOS devices are at the Dell Voice Website.