The Best Online Phone Call Apps

You can actually make free calls via the internet. You can make free calls using the internet, sometimes to any country in the world and other times to Canadian numbers.

An emergency call can’t be made from a free Wi-Fi phone. Use a mobile or traditional landline phone to make an emergency call.

Two versions of the apps below are available:

  • App to Phone: Free calls from your computer or mobile device to a phone number.
  • Sometimes, it can even be vice versa.
  • App to: Free calls between smartphones, tablets, computers. Only calls will work if both the recipient and the app are installed. This method cannot be used to call landlines and other devices without the appropriate software.
  • It doesn’t matter how it works. These are the best internet phones apps.

These apps are only available after the program is downloaded to your device. Calls can be made using Android, iOS, or Windows depending on the app.

Voice

What We Like

  • It runs on both computers and mobile devices.
  • All calls can be forwarded to your existing phone.
  • Includes voicemail.
  • Connect easily to your existing contacts on your phone.

What we don’t like

  • To call landlines or other numbers, you will need a current phone number.
  • Calling time is limited

We Review Google Voice

Google Voice is the best way to make a phone call via the internet. Free calls can be made to an actual phone number, to a PC, or to a phone number.

However, voice is more than just this. Voice is primarily used to manage your phone numbers and route calls to your Google phone number. It can also be used to route calls to any other phone. You can also receive free SMS and free conference calls, as well as free voicemail.

Voice will only allow you to make free calls online to US or Canadian numbers. These calls are limited to three hours. You can still make free calls to the same number repeatedly.

Voice works on the web, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android devices.

Download for

  • Android
  • iOS

WhatsApp

What We Like

  • No matter where they are located, calls work with all users.
  • This app allows you to find users using your existing phone contacts.
  • It works on many devices, including the internet.

What we don’t like

  • Sign up requires a phone number.
  • It cannot call non-users, such as landline phone users.

WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is a popular messaging app that has hundreds of millions of users. You can call your WhatsApp friends from the app, but this will only work if you have an internet connection. It doesn’t count towards your voice minutes.

To get started, you will only need to confirm your number. You can create a new conversation once you have downloaded the app. This will allow you to see who is also using WhatsApp. Then you can call them free of charge, no matter where they are located. You can have up to eight people in a group call.

WhatsApp allows you to send photos, videos, and your location to other users. All communication within WhatsApp is supported by End to end encryption

WhatsApp is required to make free phone calls. You can’t use it to call landlines or phones without the app.

You can use WhatsApp on a computer, or mobile device such as Android, iPhone and iPad.

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  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows

What We Like

  • A real number is given to you for your use.
  • Included is a voicemail mailbox.
  • Multiple customizations are possible
  • You can make free calls to other app users.
  • You can send text messages to any phone, even those not used by you.
  • Credits can be purchased to make calls to any number.
  • It runs on both the internet and several mobile devices.

What we don’t like

  • If you wish to speak with someone other than a user (someone who is not using the app), calls are not free.

TextNow, a mobile application that allows you to send and receive phone calls for free from other users, is called TextNow. Because you are given an actual number, you can text any telephone. You must purchase or earn redeemable credit to make phone calls to other users, such as landline phones.

It is easy to use. The message center keeps track of your call history. It’s easy to initiate a phone conversation and can send messages even while you are on the call.

TextNow allows you to send text messages as well as photos, drawings, emoticons and your location. You can customize your voicemail greeting, receive email alerts when you receive messages, change the background of the message screen, set a different alert for different contacts and customize the overall theme. A signature is also available with all your messages.

TextNow accounts can be accessed from any device. All your phone numbers and saved messages can still be used immediately.

TextNow doesn’t require a phone number (just an email address) to be set up. It works on devices like the iPad, iPod touch and Kindle.

TextNow can be used on Windows and Mac. You can also text and call from your computer.

TextNow is available for Android, Windows Phones, iPhone, iPad and Windows.

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  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows

Google Duo

What We Like

  • All calls are free for other users.
  • It is easy to invite your friends to the app.
  • Calls for 32 participants

What we don’t like

  • It doesn’t support texting like other similar apps.
  • Only works with other users, you cannot call a landline number or any other number.

We Review Google Duo

Google Duo is another Google audio calling app. It can be used for audio calling only, or it can be used for free video calling. Google Duo cannot send or receive SMS messages.

Google Duo places other Google Duo users at the top of your contact list when you select a contact to contact. You can invite everyone else to join you on Google Duo to receive free audio and video calls.

This app calls other Google Duo users. You cannot call house phones, or any other phone not using the app.

Google Duo is available from the Nest Hub Max website. You can also download it as an app for Android, iPhone and iPad.

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  • Android
  • iOS

What We Like

  • You will get a phone number that is actually real.
  • Supports voicemail.
  • All other users can call for free.
  • Texting works with all phone numbers, even those that are not used.

What we don’t like

  • If numbers are inactive for too long, they will expire.
  • Calling minutes with non-users will be limited.

Textfree is a free app that allows you to create your own number and make free calls to other apps. You can also send text messages and app to app calls.

Textfree is another option to send friends and family messages over the internet.

Textfree users start with a limited amount of minutes to call landlines and phones that are not connected to the app. You can get more minutes by watching videos and taking part in free offers.

Your Textfree number becomes inactive after 30 days of non-use. If your current number expires, you can get another one.

Textfree can be accessed via the Android, iPhone and iPad apps.

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  • Android
  • iOS

Facebook Messenger

What We Like

  • All users around the globe can call free.
  • It is used by many people.
  • It works on both phones and computers.
  • Also supports video calling

What we don’t like

  • You can’t call landlines or other “real” numbers.

Messenger is Facebook’s messaging platform. It can send text messages and make free internet phone calls (and vice versa) from any PC, app, or PC.

Free internet calls can be made using Facebook Messenger. Both recipients must be friends on Facebook and have the right application installed.

Facebook Messenger doesn’t support calling real phone numbers like landlines.

It can be accessed from any web browser.

Download for

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows

Snapchat

What We Like

  • It has a large user base.
  • Other fun functions include image sharing.
  • The app allows you to make free calls to any person.
  • Video calls are also supported

What we don’t like

  • You can only call other users, and not any number.

Snapchat is well-known for its picture and texting capabilities. However, you can also make free audio or video calls with your Snapchat contacts.

Tap the conversation to open a chat window or enter chat mode with one your contacts. Next, tap the chat button to instantly call them over Wi-Fi or via your device’s data connection.

You can only call Snapchat users. This means that you cannot use Snapchat to call your home phone or other devices.

Snapchat works with Android, iPhone and iPad.

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  • Android
  • iOS

Viber

What We Like

  • All calls and texts with other users are free
  • This app allows you to find users already in your contacts list.
  • It works on both desktops and mobile devices.

What we don’t like

  • It is not free to have a real phone number.
  • Only one user can make free calls (the app is required).

Viber supports free, unlimited internet phone calls between PCs and mobile devices.

It scans your phone’s contact list to locate other users. This makes it easy to identify who you can call free of charge.

Video and messages can be sent to any device with it installed.

Viber allows you to subscribe to a local number in different countries. You can receive calls and text messages, but it is not free.

The app is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android computers as well as iOS (iPhone and iPad) mobile devices.

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  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows

Telegram

What We Like

  • Claims that all calls are encrypted.
  • It works on many devices.
  • Text messaging is also supported.

What we don’t like

  • Only registered users can make free calls to each other. You can’t even call a real number.

Telegram is very popular because it claims to offer encrypted text messaging as well as video calls. It is very easy to use the app and you can access the text messaging features from any device, whether it’s a mobile phone or a desktop.

You can add a contact to Telegram and call them using their app by opening their Info page, then selecting the phone icon.

Telegram can be used on many devices, including Android, iPhone and iPad, Windows Phones, macOS Windows, Linux, and even the web.

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  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Windows Mobile

Skype

What We Like

  • Free calls to all other Skype users
  • You can make audio and video calls as well as text messages.
  • It runs on many devices, across all platforms.
  • It is possible to pay for calls from real phones.

What we don’t like

  • You don’t get a real phone number for free.
  • Non-users cannot be reached by calls.

Skype is a popular messaging platform that allows you to make free calls from your computer or mobile device using the internet.

It works on both mobile and desktop devices. This allows for any communication type: PC to PC, PC to PC, PC to App, PC to App, app to iPad, PC to app.

For contacts to be created, recipients must have a Skype account. A user can be found in the public directory using their email address and/or phone number. If you know the username of the user, you can add them directly to your contacts.

Skype allows you to make video calls, as well as text messages and phone calls to other Skype users.

Nokia phones have the app preinstalled. You can also use Skype from your browser on Android, iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire HD and Macs, Linux, Windows and Xbox One.

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  • Android
  • iOS
  • Kindle Fire
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows
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