Thanks to voice over IP (VoIP) services like Vonage, paying extortionate prices for overseas phonecalls is quickly becoming a thing of the past. By placing calls over the internet, via Wi-Fi or your mobile data plan, you can make huge savings. And now callers with a Vonage telephone service can download and use the Vonage Extensions app on their iPhone or Android for free too.
So if you want to make and receive home phone calls on up to two phones over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G, and you’re signed up to the Vonage phone service, this is the app for you.
How it works
The Vonage Extension app can be downloaded on up to two iOS or Android devices, allowing you to access your Vonage call plan on these devices as well as your home phone. It allows you to share the benefits of your call plan wherever you go. The app can route calls over Wi-Fi or you can configure it to use your mobile data plan.
Wherever you’re calling from, the Extensions app handles all calls as though you initiated them in your home calling area. It means you won’t face any toll charges for calling home from anywhere in the world – Vonage has call plans that offer unlimited international calling between more than 60 countries. Essentially, Extensions operates just like a home telephone extension, but the person you’re calling will see your mobile phone number on caller ID.
Easy to use?
The Extensions app is very simple and intuitive to use. Download and install in seconds, and you’ll be presented with a simple dial-pad interface. You can dial numbers manually, or sync up with your contacts book for easy one-touch dialling. Whoever you want to call, provided you have a reliable Wi-Fi or data connection, you’re good to go.