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Vonage Mobile

I have been looking for text free solutions for a while.  When I first got my iPhone, I thought I was not going to text much, mostly just use it for phone calls, so we bought the mobile plan with monthly phone call coverage, and then pay text by number of texts we send and receive.  But now more and more of my friends started texting instead of call, I feel we need to re-evaluate our mobile program, and I am so happy Vonage contacted me about their mobile app. 

Vonage Mobile is a FREE app. It is available for both Android and iPhone.  With the app, you can not only text to each other for free, share photo and video for free, you can also call each other for free, using WiFi or 3G/4G. 

I introduced How to send text and image for free with iMessage App a while ago.  What makes Vonage more attractive to me is that you can also make phone calls for free among Vonage app users.  My husband and I just used it for phone calls and the sound was very clear.  With this, we can shop for mobile plans with minimum coverage to cover the usage when there is no WiFi or 3G/4G, a situation doesn’t happen very often anymore – almost everywhere you go, you can find WiFi or 3G/4G nowadays. 

Another nice feature I liked a lot is you can call/text to an Android phone who also uses the app. iMessage is limited to iOS devices, ie, iPhone, iPod, iPAD, and Mac computer.  Vonage gives you the freedom among family members to choose different mobile devices.  If you like iPhone, and your husband likes Android, you can still call and text for free between the two of you. How to text free and call free between iPhone and Android

It is also worth pointing out, you can text or call someone in a different country, and the calls and texts will still be free, as long as you are doing it with WiFi or 3G/4G.  This is a great feature for families that have family members or friends travel overseas. 

If you have children who have iPods but no phones, you can help them download the app.  Now they have mobile phones too – and you can talk and text to them for free!

Last I want to mention, the call to a Vonage landline is also free – anytime.  For limited time, Vonage is offering free calls to any landline phones in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for up to 3000 minutes per month.  It is a good time to test out the call quality if you want to try it out. 

The set up process is very simple.  I just downloaded the free app, and entered my phone number.  All my contacts are automatically pulled into the app.  Next to each contact name you will see if that contact is also using Vonage – a very nice feature – so you know if your call/text will be free. 

With my experience so far, I am very happy with the app – definitely worth a try.  For more information, you can visit www.VonageMobile.com.

Vonage has offered a $50 gift card for iTune or Google play for iGameMom readers.  Check out the giveaway at $50 iTunes or Google Play Card Giveaway.

Note: Vonage provided product for this review and giveaway. My review is an honest opinion based on my own experience and has not been reviewed or edited by Vonage.
 
Vonage Mobile is a FREE app works on iPhone, iPod and Android.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.
Vonage Mobile – Voice, Text, and Video - Vonage

For Android users, you can download the app Vonage Mobile on Google Play.

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  • meredith

    I like the pay as you go feature

  • nicole w

    I like that you can call and text for free between iphone and android. I stick with android, but a lot of my family members have iphones so that’s great!

  • I’m going to Peru next month on a mission trip and didn’t think there’d be any way for me to connect with my boys, but this sounds like it will work perfectly! Free text and calls internationally is what we need! Thanks.

    mnjesusfreak at gmail . com

  • Steve

    Can use iPod as a phone – this is the best.

  • Jen

    Call international for free.

  • Emi

    You can call or text someone in another country for free as long as you are on wifi or 3G/4G Wow. Love it.

  • john grace

    I love the fact that you can use several different types of phone.

  • Mandy

    Cool pay as you go 🙂

  • Sue

    I love that you can call and text for free between two different types of devices!

  • Donna K

    I like that it is pay as you go.

  • Great app, saves money on my phone bill!

  • make phone calls for free among Vonage app users.

  • Abby Kraynick

    I LOVE that’s it’s pay as you go, This looks GREAT!!

  • Laura

    I like that it is FREE international call!

  • Tiffiny Duke

    I like my children’s iPods can be turned into a mobile phones and you can talk and text to them for free.

  • liz l

    Sounds like a useful app

  • Melinda Towne

    Good way to save some money, using an iPod in place of an iPhone!

  • Fiona N

    I think love them all, but the app feature that I like the most is “How to send text and image for free with iMessage”
    Thank You for the review!

  • Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)

    I like the sound of this. We may have to give it a tryout.

  • stephanie

    Free calling/texting internationally! Make it easier to get in contact with my sister overseas!

  • brandi hawn

    the feature i like the most is being able to turn an ipod into an iphone. that’s awesome, i’ll have to get it then i will have an extra phone essentially 🙂

    brandi hawn dontdwell311@yahoo.com

  • Linda W.

    I love that it works on the ipod as well

  • wow, sounds cool. I don’t talk to many people out of the country, but I do have a friend in Peru. Although I know he and his sister talk and text regularly. I will have to let them know about this.

  • linda kwolek

    These is so cost effective for the “pay as you go” plan. Kudu to Vonage for another great product.

  • Jackie

    I like that you can text or call someone in a different country, and the calls and texts will still be free, My friends teens will be traveling abroad and I plan to let her know about this!
    Thanks!

  • I love that you can call other mobile phones with the app for free. My husband and I want to switch to a lower cost cell carrier later this year when our obligation is up and this will help us keep minutes use down.

  • shirley

    Can’t believe it is FREE and International !!!

  • Adrianne B

    My favorite aspect of the app is the free international texting. For communicating with someone on a short international trip, texting would be optimal!!

  • Dorothy B

    I like the free texting

  • Jason

    I like that you can make phone calls for free if you have the app and the person you’re calling has it.

  • Gary B

    I Like that you can call for free

  • latanya

    you can text or call someone in a different country for free

  • Michelle C

    Wow, it’s amazing that this service is free! I’m always looking for ways to save money…

  • Holly S.

    I like that you can text or call someone in a different country for FREE! Great for calling a loved one on international business trips. hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  • natalie nichols

    I love that photo and video sharing is free!

  • Kat Emerick

    Did you say FREE?

  • Emily

    I like that you can text international for free. That would come in handy.

  • Great app and Free!

  • lizzy

    What a cool app. I have heard about it, but wasn’t sure what it was. That is so neat that you can text for free!

  • Kellie Christensen

    How hand that would be for out of country phone calls! I have a friend in Canada that I always want to talk to but it costs a bundle.

  • Laura

    Technology, lol! I think it’s cool that you can use an iPod as a phone 🙂

  • kathy f

    I love that you can share pictures and video for free. Great app.

  • jenna tomaszewski

    can talk to android friends free

  • DANIELLE WILLIAMS

    I love the fact that it is a HUGE money saver and can turn my ipod into a phone! Great app!

  • Lucy Lopez

    I like the free phone calling especially with 3 teenagers and that it can be added to their Ipods.

  • angela reed

    this is a very easy way to keep connected to someone

  • Jill

    Keeping up with friends in Australia for free is a great reason to use.

  • Lisa

    cool app ..love the free international calling

  • Michelle B

    I love that you can call for free feature.

  • Crystal Rose

    I like that you can call to a vonage landline for free too.

  • Lynn

    Love you can text for free.

  • Ken

    Like the free international calling and texting.

  • Brandy

    Call and text for free – this is big money saver.

  • Jennifer

    Love it you can turn iPod into a phone

  • Jenny

    I can’t believe you can text and call international for free.

  • Janet

    Oh it is great now I can call my daughter in Europe for free.

  • Marcia

    I like it being free – the app, and text, and the call.

  • Mary

    Turning a iPod into a phone – that is great!

  • Maya

    It is going to save us a lot calling international free

  • Elea

    it is great to be able to call between Android and iPhone for free.

  • Kathy

    Like the free calls

  • alisa

    i like that you can use it internationally and that you can use it on both android and iphone!

  • So cool! Now I can talk to friends and family when I travel to Europe to nanny this summer. Goodbye expensive phone bills!
    xo

  • Jess

    I will travel to Japan soon, this is going to save me a lot money.

  • Nancy

    Like it you can call another country for free.

  • Suzy

    It is great you can call international for free.

  • Dawn

    My son has a iPod, and asked for a phone, now I can just put this app on his iPod – FREE! Wonderful!

  • Julie

    Now I can text my Android friends for free!

  • Julie

    It is great you can call landline for free too.

  • calls to landlines makes it perfect!

  • Stephanie Grant

    I love that I can text overseas with an internet connection all for free! I have a dear friend in Germany and the only way we can stay in contact is via Facebook…well not anymore 🙂

  • I like that you can text top any android phone! Pretty awesome!

  • Christine D.

    My favorite feature is definitely the fact that I can text overseas with an internet connection! And FREE no way! I really need that because half of my family lives in Belize! Awesome!

  • Jonathan Pryor

    Yay! I can finally put my friend’s apple vs/ android rivalry to bed. Thanks!

  • Shar

    I like the free international use – could use it right now as I have family in Europ

  • Julie

    I like the fact that you can text or call someone out of country for free.

    Bthe84@yahoo dot com

  • wen budro

    I like that you can use the app on iPods also.

  • Tiffany

    This is a great idea. Love my iPhone, but not everyone feels the same, so it is great to be able to connect for cheap!

  • Kim J.

    Now I can call my aunt in Europe for free.

  • Elisa

    Like that we call between iPhone and Android for free. My husband has an android, I have iPhone, this going to save us a lot.

  • Bethany

    call international for free

  • Stephnie

    Love you can turn iPod into a phone.

  • Susan

    It will save us a lot on phone bills

  • darby

    I love that calling a landline is free!

  • Sara Floyd

    I love that it is free and that it works with iPods too!

  • Kriste O

    What a great app! I like that you can use an Ipod touch as a phone! Will check it out.

  • Sally G

    I like that it’s FREE, I mean sometimes phone bills can get out of control. Also its a neat feature to turn an ipod into a phone, that’s just awesome.

    infinitedreams50(at)aol(dot)com

  • Kristie D.

    I like the fact that iPhone and Android phones can text between them for free. So often those devices are incompatible. Sigh. I love that you can also see which of your contacts use the Vonage app to see if your call/text will be free. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  • Veronica R

    I love that you can call for free if the other person has the app too!

  • Tyneisha Fondren

    I love how you can easily import your contacts and of course free is always great!

  • MaryAnn

    Great way to cut back the phone bill a little.

  • Tamra H

    I like that there are free texts as well!

  • Jena

    I love that you can call and text internationally for free!

  • Christie k

    Cool app! Free phone calls. U can’t beat that!!!

  • Claire

    Great app! I love the free calling feature.

  • Jake B

    love that you can call and text internationally how cool is that!

    powersoccer13@gmail.com

  • Rachel

    I like that you can text or call internationally!

  • Kevin E

    I like that you can text or call someone internationally

  • emily rehber

    i love that you are able to do this, this is awesome!!

  • Charlotte

    I absolutely love that text (even picture messaging) and phone calls are free as long as that person has the app also. I buy prepaid minutes and I go through over $100 a month with people always texting me! It cost me 10 cents a text/25 cents a picture message and $1.50 a day for talk. This is the greatest app ever invented! Now all I need to do is pass the news on to family and friends!

    • You should definitely try this app. Now with limited time, they even offer free calls to non-Vonage phones. You will be able to save a lot.

  • Brittany Boardley Renaldi

    I like that you can use it on ipods!

    • I like that too. My son has a iPod, now I know I don’t need get a phone for him any time soon.

  • Megan D.

    Love this app. My brother’s girlfriend is from Albania and when she goes home to visit family we all use it to keep in touch. It’s great, easy to use and saves a ton of money.

    • Thanks for sharing – this is great to hear that someone else used it and liked it.

  • jennifer horn

    Thanks for sharing. My daughter is interning in Ireland for 6 weeks and this will be great to use to talk to her!

  • Austin Baroudi

    What an awesome app! Thanks so much for sharing! And thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jennifer P

    I have free unlimited data, including texting, on my phone now since I text way, way more than I use the phone. Still I have to pay for calling minutes. What’s really nice about this is that if enough of the people you talk to are also using it, or have a Vonage landline, then I could go with the very minimum number of minutes on my calling plan as some, if not most of my calls, would be free and not subject to the mobile plan limits.

  • Carrie

    Sounds like a great app! Especially for people texting each other internationally.

  • renee

    I love that you can turn an ipod into a mobile phone!

  • Holly Mitkowski

    Love that it’s free

  • Cj Clayton

    Neat! Looks like a handy app! I will keep it in mind!
    cjclaytons at gmail dot com

  • Prickly Pinecone

    Thank you so much for revealing all of this to me! As a British expat this will save so much time and money being able to text and call.

  • Catherine

    Free is awesome. I like that you can you can call/text to an Android phone who also uses the app.

  • Pamela Halligan

    My favorite feature is the free texting.

  • amber

    my fave feature is that u can even call each other for free w/ this app

  • Sharon

    free is good! thanks 🙂

  • Michelle

    I don’t have unlimited texting, so I love that you can text for free the most!

  • Belinda Parker

    Great app! I love the free calling feature.

  • Becky Richied

    I like the you can call/text to an Android phone who also uses the app option…now that’s freedom 🙂

  • fiorella papini

    love love the free calling feature

  • Martina W.

    I like that the app can be used on iPods, instead of phones. Its good for people who have one, but not the other and don’t want to go buy it just for the app.

  • My favorite app feature is that I can call or text to a different country.

  • Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)

    Any way to save is worth trying these days.

  • hannah

    I really love that you can text for free with the app!

  • Heidi M

    I love that I can save money on calls!

  • Brandi Dawn

    The feature that I like best is how easy it is to set up. I also like that the app tells you who else in your contacts is using it!

  • Kathleen

    I love that you can call for free using wifi!

  • Jessica P

    The fact that you can reach people in other countries! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

  • Stephanie Lippy

    that you can call using wifi

  • Nancy

    I like that you can call for free using WiFi.

  • I love the fact that it works across multiple platforms!

  • Shelley

    I think it’s cool how the app can turn an iPod into a phone!

  • Rachel S

    I love that it’s free and cross compatible.
    I have an Iphone and my husband has android.

    It’s awesome that you can text other countries as well.

  • Madeline

    Wow, I had no idea this was cross-compatible with ios and android. I love that!

  • miranda

    sounds like it saves you a lot of money

  • April Yedinak

    I think this is a great app. It would really come in handy when someone was traveling internationally. I mean, who wants to pay a ton of money for a international cell plan, when you might only use it occasionally.

  • Lenora D

    It’s handy how it imports your contacts and lets you know if they are on the app’s network.

    • I am amazed how easy and smooth it was to set up and be able to tell who you can call for free.

  • Julie

    It is great you can call and text for free.

  • BC

    Like it you can also call for free, in addition to text.

  • Sugi

    It is nice you can turn an iPod into a phone for kids.

    • I like this feature a lot – a lot kids have iPod, but not yet iPhone. This is a big money saving app – no need for a phone, at least for a while.

  • Erika B.

    I’m fascinated by the fact that the calls and texts are completely free internationally. I don’t know that much about the process of international calls, but I am aware of how expensive it can be. I guess my favorite feature would have to be that you can call AND text without expensive rates. I’m also VERY excited about the giveaway!

  • Aubrey M.

    Wow! Texting someone in a different country for free sounds great. I have relatives who do missionary work, and I love texting to keep in touch.

  • Elena

    Sounds like a cool app. I like that you can call or text to different country

  • Becky

    This looks like a good app to save on phone bills

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