Have you heard about VoIP? Also known as Voice over Internet Protocol, this simple, streamlined service lets you take advantage of the internet’s speed, power, and worldwide accessibility, allowing you to make calls from your mobile, tablet, or PC. It’s as easy as downloading an app, opening it up, selecting an inexpensive plan (typically a few pennies or less per minute) and then enjoying the ability to make calls as needed. Here are seven reasons to try VoIP the next time you want to make international calls to the Philippines or other destinations.
VoIP is cheaper than using your mobile or landline phone.
Have you tried making a call to the Philippines on your mobile or landline phone lately? If so, then you’re probably well-acquainted with the exorbitant expenses associated with international calling. On average, it costs about 21 cents per minute to use your mobile, and about 16 cents per minute if you choose to use your landline. With Viber Out’s VoIP service, calling the Philippines typically costs less than 2 cents per minute. That’s about one-tenth of the cost of using your mobile service to make the same call.
It’s easy to pre-purchase plans and avoid surprise charges on your bill later.
If you’re like most people, then you know that budgeting helps you manage your money better in all areas of life. Phone calls are no exception. With VoIP, you can decide how much to spend on international calling in advance. Credit plans, monthly subscription plans, and longer 30-day plans are among the most popular options. Payment is made in advance using your favorite method, so you are in control of your money – and so you don’t end up in your own mobile phone bill horror story. Additionally, there’s no need to buy calling cards.
You can use VoIP to call mobile numbers as well as landline numbers.
Unlike other types of online messaging, VoIP offers outstanding flexibility, allowing you to make the calls you need without jumping through any annoying hoops. If a phone number exists, you can use VoIP to call it! People use VoIP to call their friends, family member, and colleagues. It is also used for basic, practical purposes: For example, you can use it to call a hotel or airline for reservations, or to make appointments for the services you need. Just like old landline phones from past decades, VoIP lets you connect with anyone once you’ve downloaded the app and purchased the calling plan that appeals to you most. Thanks to the low cost, you don’t have to think twice about whether it’s practical to make a call.
VoIP is a secure way to talk and send data.
Phishing and other forms of internet scamming have been around for a long time – and cybercriminals are getting smarter. Viber’s VoIP service uses end-to-end encryption, meaning that your data cannot be accessed by others.
You can use VoIP even when your phone is out of your provider’s service range.
Roaming is expensive. High costs don’t have to stop you from making calls, though: VoIP works from any internet connection. If you can find public WiFi while you’re out and about, or while you’re traveling through an area where phone service is minimal or nonexistent, you can call the Philippines or any other destination. The only charge will be the cost of the minutes you use – and because you pay in advance, you won’t have to worry about receiving a massive bill.
You can call anyone in your phone book.
When you download Viber Out’s VoIP app, it automatically syncs to your contacts. Making a call is easy: Just go into the app and press a button to connect with the person you want to talk with. You can also call by selecting the app and then dialing a number just as you would with a standard phone service. Your contacts don’t have to use VoIP, although there are some fun extras to enjoy if you and your friends all have the app (group chats, anyone?)
You can make calls from any device using the free Viber Out app.
Whether you prefer Android devices or those running iOS, you can make calls to the Philippines and many other locations. There’s no need to purchase a different phone that works with a certain carrier that holds a monopoly on a specific geographic area. So long as your device is compatible with the app, and so long as it has microphone capabilities, you can use it for making calls.