Canadians have a new way to make and receive free phone calls with VOIP (a Skype Alternative).
[box type=”download”]Dell Canada and Fongo announced the launch of a new mobile app, Dell Voice. This app is free to download and may help Canadians save money on their mobile phone bills.[/box]
Dell Voice gives you a new phone number to make & receive free calls across most of Canada using your Android, iPhone, iPod Touch or Windows PC.
- free local and long-distance calls to most of Canada,
- free unlimited incoming calls,
- free Voicemail,
- free Caller ID,
- and free Call Waiting.
Dell Voice uses Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to receive and place calls with users existing data connection1 (i.e. 3G, 4G or WiFi) on the Fibernetics network.
Fongo has access to Fibernetics, a Canadian CLEC that owns and operates its own coast-to-coast network in Canada. With it using the Fibernetics network, users can choose a local Canadian phone number for their Dell Voice line, as well as place emergency VoIP 911 calls.
Dell Voice can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market. Dell Voice for BlackBerry is currently not available.
[quote]I think this is a great alternative to Skype (inability to have a Skype-in phone number for Canadians is a problem). We use Ringcentral at home because we need toll-free number and directory services but we signed up for this as a backup.[/quote]