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Free phone calls…New from Dell

Dell has teamed up with Fongo to offer a new VOIP app for your Android Smartphone or iPhone or your Windows desktop..it could change the way you use your smartphone.

 

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.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

3 Comments
  • Wade Staddon

    I see Vonage has a couple of new mobile apps too (only one seems to be available in Canada). I’ve just installed the available one but have had little experience so far. I’d be curious to hear your opinion if you get the chance.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      Hi Wade,
      I tried the Vonage Android app. It was OK on WiFi but on Telus 4G the level was too low to record on both my regular Bell phone and my Ooma VOIP system. The answering system rejected the call in both cases.

      February 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • Free International Phone Calls

    Dell has teamed up with Fongo to offer a new VOIP app for your Android Smartphone or iPhone it was awesome offer thanks to dell……….

    July 26, 2012 at 4:04 am Reply

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