Telecommunications really has moved on over the last twenty or so years. It was around this time that mobile phones came to be popularised and portable calling for the masses became a reality. Compare today’s smartphones to the bricks of two decades ago and it’s really quite remarkable just how fast technology has moved on. Go back even further and you won’t even find any mobile phones at all!
However, one aspect that seems to be lagging behind in mobile phone usage is cheap international calling. The technology exists for this, but due to large roaming charges put in place by the major mobile operators, it simply hasn’t been cost effective to call abroad from your mobile – until now.
The low cost, unlimited international call provider Vonage has developed a useful app called Vonage Extensions which lets you share your Vonage call plan with up to two smartphones, so you can make both international and UK calls from your smartphone at no extra charge. How cool is that?
All the calls included in your call plan can be made from your smartphone, which gives you access to international calling to 68 countries across the world including everywhere from South Africa to the United States. You can even make use of Vonage when you’re abroad or it can be something friends and family in other countries can benefit from. All you need to do is take your Vonage box with you and hook it up to a broadband router, then you’re ready to pick up the phone and start making calls.
How does this technology work then? Well it’s all thanks to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which utilises your broadband connection rather than traditional land-based phone lines that often require costly installation.
So if you’re looking to make regular international calls either for keeping in touch with friends and family abroad, or for matters of business, then take a look at the call plans on offer from Vonage. Their international call rates start from just 1p per minute which, when compared to the major mobile operators tariffs, is a fraction of the cost. Making international calls from your smartphone that don’t cost the earth is now a real possibility.