Today, many people own an Android gadget of some sort. Not all of these devices, however, are connected to a mobile network. This does not, however, render the gadget useless; practically any Android handset can be used to make free Wi-Fi calls. These calls are free once you’re connected to internet, and they only take a few minutes to set up.
1: Making use of Google Hangouts
Launch Google Hangouts. Hangouts can be found on your home screen or in your app drawer. A little green chat bubble icon with a pair of white quotations in the middle should suffice. To open, simply tap the screen.
Google Hangouts is pre-installed on many Android phones. If your device doesn’t already have it, you can get it from Google Play.
2: Create a Google Hangouts account.
To make free calls, you’ll need to set up Google Hangouts if you haven’t already. Proceed to the following step if you have already set up Hangouts.
On the first setup page, enter your phone number, then tap the “Next” button in the bottom right.
Your phone number should be at the top of the page, and your email address (Gmail) should be at the bottom. To go to the next configuration page, tap “Confirm.”
As you progress through the setup pages, the software may display a few pop-ups to assist you in understanding the program’s functions. Pay attention to these since they’ll come in handy.
You’ll be directed to the main app page after completing the setup and instruction. Under your profile photo at the top, there should be two small tabs. The icon on the left should resemble a small person. This is your contact information.
Select a person’s icon.
The list of people you’ve contacted will appear. These contacts include both those saved on your smartphone and those on your Google+ account.
4 Make a free telephone call
To open the profile of a contact you want to call, tap his or her name. Three icons, a small video camera, a phone, and three dots, should appear at the top right of the page. To make a call, tap the phone, or tap the video camera to make a video call.
Wait for your friend to pick up the phone and call you back. You’ll be able to see him/her on the screen once he/she does.
Simply hit the red phone icon in the lower centre of the screen to end a call.
The person being called must also be using Google Hangouts and logged in at the moment the call is made.
1: Free Call to Use Skype
Skype can be found on your home screen or in your app drawer. A blue icon with a white S in the middle should be used. To open, simply tap the screen.
If you don’t already have Skype installed on your phone or tablet, you can get it through Google Play.
Open Skype and sign in.
To proceed, enter your Skype name and password into the fields given, then press “Sign in.”
Make a call to a contact
If the person you wish to video call isn’t already in your contact list, you can search for him or her in the Skype database or add his or her phone number.
Adding persons will look for a name, email address, or phone number in the Skype database. You should be able to find the person you’re looking for on Skype if their profile is set to public. Start typing one of the above-mentioned criteria, and when you see the profile name, press it. Tap “Add to contacts” once this is open. It should provide a simple message for you to send to the person you’re seeking to add. To continue, tap the blue checkmark at the bottom of the screen. They will be given the choice to accept or decline the offer to connect with you once they receive the message. You won’t be able to call them until they accept.
You can manually input a phone number to call or message by adding a number. This is a paid option, and you will be requested to purchase Skype credits.
Make a free telephone call
To access the contacts list, go to the People option on the main menu. The person you’re seeking to contact should be added to your contact list page once they’ve accepted your contact request. Tap on the person’s profile you want to call. Three icons should appear at the bottom of his or her profile page: a video camera, a phone, and three dots.
To start a voice-only Skype call, tap the phone icon. When the contact is online, tap the video camera icon to begin a video call. You’ll see your friend on the screen once he or she responds.
Tap the red phone icon at the bottom to end a call.
Attempting to call landlines or smartphones using a Skype account will cost money. Skype-to-Skype calls, on the other hand, are free.
3: Using the Talkatone system
Start talking with Talkatone.
Talkatone can be found on your home screen or in your app drawer. It should have the appearance of a blue phone inside a white icon with blue around the edges. To open, simply tap the screen.
Set up Talkatone
if you haven’t already. If you haven’t already done so, you must do so in order to make free phone calls. Proceed to the following step if you have already set up Talkatone.
After you’ve opened the app, click the “Sign up” button. Fill up the blanks with your information and click “OK.” A little popup should appear that states that the programme does not enable 911 calls. To continue, press “Okay.”
A list of phone numbers should appear on the following page. Through Talkatone, the number you choose from this list will become your new phone number. Select one with a tap, then press “Get number.”
The following page is a confirmation page. Your email address will receive a confirmation email. The new account must be validated within 24 hours in order to be activated. In an app or a browser, open the verification email and click the verification button.
To proceed, tap the “Get Started” button.
The person symbol should be tapped.
Your contact list is opened by tapping the second icon from the right, which should appear like a human icon. These are the contacts you have on your device as well as those from Google+.
Make a free telephone call
To open the profile of a contact you want to call, tap his or her name. Three icons should appear at the top right of the page: a little phone, a camera, and three dots. To make a call, simply tap the phone.
Simply hit the red hangup button at the bottom centre of the screen to end a call.
This service allows you to make free calls to both landlines and cell phones.