Mobile VoIP works with a cell phone’s 3G, GSM, or other Internet service to send voice calls as digital signals over the Internet using Voice over IP technology.
By using VoIP, mobile phone users — especially smartphone users — can benefit from lower costs when calling, texting, or doing other common smartphone activities. Digital data transmission using VoIP is also typically faster, as the data is spread out over multiple packets, each taking the fastest route to its intended destination.
Mobile VoIP phones can also take advantage of WiFi hotspots to eliminate the calling costs of a cellular voice or data plan. Using a mobile VoIP phone with WiFi hotspot access can also reduce a mobile VoIP phone user’s costs by sidestepping the carrier’s expensive 3G service altogether.
For instance, with a cellular carrier’s monthly data plan, callers can easily exceed bandwidth maximums, incurring overage charges. Tapping into WiFi hotspots with mobile VoIP software reduces that risk and extends the lifespan of the monthly data allotment.
A mobile VoIP phone service can eliminate the need for a basic voice plan, as well as optional (and costly) text add-ons. With a mobile VoIP phone, cell phone users can enjoy more flexibility in calling times than a cellular voice plan provides, with fewer restrictions. VoIP mobile phone service means that a mobile VoIP user can make unlimited inexpensive or free calls using voice over IP technology at any time.
Mobile VoIP phone users can also take advantage of the additional, integrated features a mobile VoIP app supports. This includes high-bandwidth activities such as group chat and video chat.
Accessing these functions without mobile VoIP software typically requires a separate app, and using it could impact or exceed monthly text and bandwidth maximums. Customers can also use mobile VoIP apps to avoid roaming fees while out of the country by calling through the Internet instead.