9 Free Apps To Make Free Calls On Android

May 8, 2014

free android apps free calls
The era of using actual land line telephones have all but come to an end. These days if you don’t have a mobile phone then you are considered old school. However, we are getting closer and closer to a day when making phone calls won’t cost us any money and they take place solely on data connections instead of wireless phone signals. Some people are already researching how to do just that and that is likely why you’re here. So in this list we’ll take a look at the nine best free Android apps to make free calls on Android!


Facebook Messenger free callsFacebook Messenger

[Price: Free]
First on our list is Facebook Messenger. Facebook has only recently allowed free calls on its messenger service but so far it has been rather successful. Many people may not like Facebook these days and may be looking for ways to get rid of it. However, Facebook has one undeniable advantage of being as ubiquitous of a service as you can get. Since most of these apps require that both parties have the same application in order to make phone calls (i.e. both parties much have Facebook Messenger to make free calls), that makes Facebook Messenger an above average option since it’s more likely that your friends already use Facebook.
Get it on Google Play
Facebook Messenger free calls


kakaotalk free callsKakaoTalk: Free Calls & Texts

[Price: Free]
KakaoTalk is very popular albeit mostly for people not in North America. Much like the others on this list, you can text and call people for free. KakaoTalk also includes group calls which can be a good option for those who frequently require calling multiple people at once. Another good feature of KakaoTalk is multi-platform support. So if you have friends with iOS devices, Blackberry devices, or Windows Phone, you can still make free calls as long as you both use KakaoTalk.
Get it on Google Play
kakaotalk free calls on Android


Line free calls on AndroidLINE: Free Calls & Messages

[Price: Free]
Line is another popular option to make free calls on Android. It currently sports over 400 million users worldwide and contains a lot of nifty features. One of which is free phone calls to other Line users. You can call non-Line users but there is a small fee (which isn’t unusual for these apps). It also features text messaging and group texting. Like KakaoTalk, Line is also has multi-platform support for most mobile operating systems and PC which is always nice to have in case your friends or relatives don’t use Android.
Get it on Google Play
Line free calls on Android


magicapp free calls on androidmagicApp by magicJack

[Price: Free]
This is one of the more unique apps on the list in that magicApp by magicJack actually does allow you call non-magicApp users for free. However, there are regional restrictions. If you live in the US or Canada, you can make free calls to just about anyone. If you’re outside of the US or Canada or you’re calling someone outside of the US or Canada without magicApp, then you must pay a fee like usual. The exception, of course, is that if both parties have magicApp, all calls are still free. Also unlike most apps on this list, magicApp can only be used for phone calls. So if you just need an app for calling, this is a good way to go. If you need something that includes texting too, then this won’t be a full solution.
Get it on Google Play


nimbuzz free calls on androidNimbuzz Messenger / Free Calls

[Price: Free]
Nimbuzz has been around for a long time and rightfully so. It has all of the features that most of these other apps have and it still works rather well. As per the norm you can voice call other Nimbuzz users free of charge and the service boasts HD calling service which is a plus since a lot of these apps do not have the best voice quality when calling. Of course, your mileage may very. You can also do the usual stuff like use stickers, group chat, text chat, and others.
Get it on Google Play
Nimbuzz free calls on android


Skype free calls on androidSkype – free IM & video calls

[Price: Free]
The venerable Skype also fits into this category. Most people already know what Skype can do so we’ll keep this one short. You can make free Skype calls to anyone who has Skype and non-Skype numbers require a small fee. It’s on most mobile operating systems and computer operating systems (including Linux) so it’s one of the best solutions when it comes to cross platform use. Also included are free group, video, and text chats should you need those. It’s a reliable and highly popular service and much like Facebook Messenger, there’s a good chance people you know already use Skype or at least have it installed.
Get it on Google Play


Tango free calls on AndroidTango Messenger, Video & Calls

[Price: Free]
Tango used to be a much more popular application a couple of years ago, but it remains a pretty decent option for free calls today. With Tango you can get free calls to other Tango users as well as the standard texting and group messages. It also has cross platform support and video chatting if you like those features. Tango also goes the extra mile with things like built in games that you can challenge friends to if you’re bored. Admittedly, it’s not an exciting addition but it’s definitely something you won’t find in other apps on this list.
Get it on Google Play


viber free calls on androidViber

[Price: Free]
When this list was first written, Viber was just coming out on Android and it has made quite the splash since then. With over 200 million users, Viber is one of the most widely used free call solutions on the list. As usual, you have to be calling other Viber users for it to be free. You can also use it for text and group messaging. Viber is a little more simple than many of the other apps but it gets the job done. There is also cross platform support should you need it!
Get it on Google Play
viber free calls on android


Yahoo Messenger free calls on androidYahoo Messenger (and you’ll need this plugin)

[Price: Free]
Last up is Yahoo Messenger. Yahoo Messenger is a weird case because it’s the only app that requires a plugin in order to make voice calls. However, with the plugin, it still does make voice calls. Without the plugin, Yahoo Messenger is just a text messaging service. With the plugin you’ll also get voice and video calling. It has a few more issues than most of these but given how Yahoo has been with updating and re-imagining their applications it’s only a matter of time before this becomes a top tier option. As it stands, it’s still a good option but beware of the bugs. The plugin link is in the header above but you can also just click here to get it.
Get it on Google Play
Yahoo Messenger free calls on android


Wrap up

Unfortunately, most of these applications have the same issue in that they only deliver free calls if both parties are using the same app. So if you have Skype, you can make phone calls to anyone but it’s only free if the other person is using Skype as well. This presents a unique paradox in that these apps are all not technically 100% free but they are free if you follow the rules. For now, there aren’t many reliable services that call landlines that are free. For now, your best bet is to use these and talk your friends and family into using them too. One day, we’ll all be doing it anyway! As usual if we missed a great app, let us know in the comments below.

Comments

  • Jeremy

    You forgot ooVoo.

  • http://rootandroid.net Root Android

    I usually use Skype.

  • http://memokitchen.com Glenn Santos

    Thanks Jeremy! Added that to the list.

  • Bshamshir

    You forgot grooveip

    • Drunkfux

      groove ip no longer works unless you have a google voice in the US for calling in the US or canada Only… since free voicecalls went down for anyone on google…

      • slushee

        just installed groove ip today, on my android device. I live in canada and can call canada and US free, I just don’t have a number people can call me at. As far as I can tell its still working just fine.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dagfinn.kristiansen Dagfinn Kristiansen

    I was a happy GTalk-user on my N900, i got voice and video calls without problem. On my new GalaxySII I lost that function.

  • Thedoors

    netTalk is free to call any phone in the US they dont even need to have the app

  • Swag

    Are there any apps for calling anyone for free even if they don’t have the app other than netTalk

    • pepito321

      VOX IS OFFERING 60 mins free to all international, yes.

    • Bilal

      yes Bobsled

    • Brian Cai

      Upptalk

  • http://profiles.google.com/gdwarner Greg Warner

    How many of the above can actually make free calls to land lines? I use groove ip.

  • R Nair

    To make voip calls from your mobile to landline in another country – What works for me is this – Nokia E series and voip calling cards – almost any software works on an E. Like e72, e71 etc. Near landline clarity, minimal lag. Gloriously stuck with E series for some time, even for other reasons. However, I would consider changing to galaxy or blackberry if the same cheap and simple voip software to call landline was available there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Androiidtko Marlon Tico

    it nimbuzz it supports at Costa Rica… I have and Nexus S

  • Circa Dtm

    Line2 will generate a ”cell number” for your app, letting you choose your own location for the area code, so you can call and recieve calls from/to other cell phones and landlines (does not require them to have the app). i found it to be the best app out there, but its only a 7 day trial.. crack the trial to a full version and you have the best app out..

    • RashadPoston36

      How Do U Do That Crack It

      • Bryan

        Download 4Shared and you can download any paid app for free!

        • Adam2323

          An easier way is simply to pay for the app rather than making the developers work for free.

          • johnd16s

            ok smartass, why dont you pay for me.

  • Circa Dtm

    also good about line2, you dont need to have service. it works off wifi. ive been making free calls+texts with my phone not even hooked up to metro yet. very nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635341430 Rafay Ahmed

    Is these all apps for my nokia e72 ??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635341430 Rafay Ahmed

    I want viber and tango for my nokia e72 ???? is any possiblity ?

  • http://aaqil.co.uk Aaqil Mahmood

    Viber, Skype are my choices

    • Trevous

      Viber stopped working in UAE

      • Sohail Amer

        Then use hotspot sheild

  • http://aaqil.co.uk Aaqil Mahmood

    Viber, Skype are my choices

  • G.I Joe is a Hoe fo Sho

    The best app is nettalk. you can call landlines and cellphones over wifi for free. All you have to do is make an account on their website and sign in on your phone with that account. ive been using it to make prank calls lately because it shows a number from california in the caller id…hehehe but its awesome :)

    • islevegan

      That’s the best way to screw up a good thing. Prank calls from a free, anonymous service; so the people that need it cannot get it. That’s what will happen eventually. A few abusers screws up a good thing for others; it happens on many fronts.

    • mohit

      but they can trace us or not

  • Zfr_zafar

    hi is there necessary credit to make free calls to usa and canada?
    i want to make call usa and canada, but it could not be possible,

  • Starsfromheaven4

    Is their an app for free calls n texts, w/out number. I tryed google voice but having trouble, also tryed tango n line

  • Jessicafrostheart

    i DONT UNDERSTAND. THE APPS ARE GREAT BUT THE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER END CANT CALL BACK!

  • Ashley

    I hate it

  • Ashley

    I dis stupid app

  • Ashley Guidry

    Stupid app

  • Arjun L

    Is there any app which offer free international calling to any mobile, any landline, in any country or most of the countries without the other person need to install the app ?

    • stephen

      yes if you have anything you can download apps on BESIDES a andriod device go to http://www.textnow.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000183766138 Peter G Lesperance

      Yes MagicJack

      • anthony

        magic jack will only work for Us and Canada

    • Aga

      voip discount…you do have to buy a credit but you get all landline calls nearly anywhere for free

  • Trevous

    Apart from Skype non of the above work(Voice) in UAE, voip is blocked, is there any way out for Android devices.

    • pepito321

      VOX IS a voip ap, thats free 60 mins worldwide!! MARKET.ANDROID.COM

  • Rich Hacker

    Free call anywere in the world
    http://anytinkz.blogspot.com/

  • pepito321

    IVE BEEN using the free 60 min app for international calling from VOX COMMUNICATIONS, seems god at the moment whats the catch??

  • Kayla Williams

    some girl was telling me about an app that u can text and call on without wi-fi and i dont know what i was called do anyone know

    • Jammajimbob

      thats immpossible.

    • talkatone user

      Talkatone is a free app…makes free calls to landlines and cell…no need for wifi but then u must use your data…not the greatest sound quality but keeps my peak minutes down

    • http://www.facebook.com/ty.muarada Ty Muarada

      tru app you can do that ut it costs money jsut not alot

    • stephen

      i think that app is called textplus or text2got

  • ronak

    bobsled is the greatest software ever…

  • Mamapeanut Jgw

    Text+ is free for all sms and starts you off with 10mins free just got it. Voice is bunk, but messaging for free on wifi only to a non text+ user without problems

  • Ozric182

    skype doesnt work properly on android 2.3…its a great shame…i hear microsoft now owns skype which has now made it pretty rubbish

  • Sohail Amer

    I need a messenger which doesn’t need WIFI or Charges Money…

    • Michelle

      Viber, you can use it with your mobile internet. But nothing is going to be completely “free”. It’s either going to use wifi, mobile internet or calling credit. Duh.

  • Brooke

    You forgot Kakao. It’s huge in Asia right now.

  • Debbiethiel

    hhusband is drilling in Alaska and has no cell service, but in their camp they have wifi. What app would we use so he can make call home from his cell

  • Cristobomj

    I have just bought a mobii 7 inch tablet android 2.3. I am very dissapointed because most apps do not work with it. Can somebody help me find a suitable free call app? Thank you

    • Just me

      Can you use textplus? It works for androids and is free text and calls and picture messaging

      • teddy

        No its not free u have to download and subscribe to games and shit for min

  • Rissa Hart

    @065340964c24dedc0566d963009c9ca5:disqus im trying to get the 4shared app now but which app do i get there are like 3 different ones and then how do i use it ti download the paid apps for free????

  • Sahid

    It’s difficult to find an app to call to landlines or mobiles or international for free, but I found this great android app you can make calls cheaper then many voip apps I have been trying. Search on google play “Boss Revolution” hopefully they’ll have iphone App soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/livenloveas21 Robert Kelly

    I need an free wifi cell calling app for Cricket Communications Zte X500, can anyone help?

  • jcatrademarkuae

    Much useful information for making the free calls to android developers via 8 different social networking sites. I was finding this type of information still around 5-7 days now i am getting it..

  • riskia189

    Is there an app (besides bobsled which sucks and dose not work for me) that you can call someone using wifi with no service on your phone and call another person who is also using wifi that also has no service on their phone? one where you can call users for free without having actual phone service on either phone. No international calls, just local US calls

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamess.gurl.143 Heidi Jenkins

    are there any apps that allow you to call anyone, not just other users of the same app, for free over wifi.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000183766138 Peter G Lesperance

      MagicJack app allows this

      • Rajula

        wonderful – indeed magicjack serve purpose which none of the app listed below does :)

    • ahmedmild

      text me…but u have to earn minutes by completing their offers

    • Maikl Belichenko

      Freeje – cheapest international calling app for android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=Android.Freeje

    • Munz

      yes, but its for biz purpose. caller no need to download app, clicksandconnect.com offer you free call.

    • Miles

      I have been looking something like this for a day. And I got yuilop! It can text and call to us phones for free. Recommend!

    • Hatém
    • Brian Cai

      Upptalk gives you free calls to anybody and also text to. You can also get your own area code too,

    • ZiadKhan

      Magicapp

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasbond Matthew Greenaway

    One of the weirdest layouts I’ve seen for the titles, who puts them underneath the images? Just confusing.

  • pitchperfectrox

    or textplus. it gives you a number.

  • Nhiocca

    Hi!
    I’m in Italy and I need a way to call (video chat or even only sound) someone in Spain. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with android 2.3. Which is the best programme to do it?
    thanks.
    Great post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000183766138 Peter G Lesperance

    Well for absolutely free calls no credits needed you need to add the MagicJack app even if you don’t have a magic jack you will get a free american number and calling is free except the cost of kilobytes no credits needed if you have a magicjack at home as I do I can bring my home phone with me where ever I go using the app the problem I am finding is at some guest Wifi spots, I can’t seem to get connected this is what brought me to this site looking for an app like this for them rare instances that the MJ cant connect.

  • Paula

    is there an app that will let people call you for free ? not only you call them but let them call you ??

    • paula

      But too download on a computer ?

    • Sparkle

      ePhone. Compleatly free and works with wifi also the other person doesn’t have to have the app . no need fir filling out survays or offers for muintes ither it is just 100% free great app for calling

    • Faraz

      Viber

  • http://www.facebook.com/WavviDamianfresh Damian Lawrence

    thnks

  • kim kim

    Hey Im In Jamaica And I want To Call My Friends In England Does Anyone Know Any Free App I Can Use To Call Them, Please Help

  • roma

    use WeChat, amazing app && it’s addicting, share your photos to facebook. free chat & video call

  • Munz

    ANYONE who want to do biz offering Free Call to customer and BEST part without downloading apps, may email me : munzlok@yahoo.com or 90% learn from http://www.clicksandconnect.com

  • moose

    With all these free apps how come there no app like Google talk. there you can see who is on line or mobile.but now Google is no more.I miss that feature. help please!!

  • Sheikh Abdul Awal

    is there any App which is working on EDGE network? Because we don’t have 3G, 4G and wifi

  • Sheikh Abdul Awal

    Is there any App which is working on GPRS or EDGE network only?

  • Shaf

    guys I need a help. i have internet. but i want to call anywhere or most of the countries to their mobile no from my internet for free. Is there any app for android like this. Can anyone help me?

  • Kishore

    This post listing to call from PC and Phone to Anywhere in the world. Worth to have a look.
    http://mashtips.com/call-through-internet/

  • kenny

    how do one make free calls with android in Nigeria

  • B Smith

    Does anyone know of an app where I can make international calls for free?

  • Achu

    is thr any appp for making free call without internet connection

  • Hatém
  • Mahuku

    I have been using talkatone for over a year to make outbound calls on my ipad.

  • Brian Cai

    Upptalk works too

  • YOLO swag

    I would like them to use apps that allow you to call for free and the person that you call does not have to have the app

  • Albin

    I just installed Skype for the first time (call me old fashioned) to try the call to phone service with a view to dropping our landline – 16 minutes of long distance US and Canada cost about 70 cents. Futzing about “free” at that rate, as compared with the cost of a landline or even worse cell phone rates, doesn’t make much sense.

  • Martin

    Update: new free app to make free calls is Smartgroschen (with excellent voice quality).
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voip.smartgroschen&hl=en

  • Steve

    So not truly “calls” since that suggests being able to call any phone line. These are merely client apps
    using VoIP which has been around for many years – long before Skype appeared on the scene!

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazingapps.basiccalculator

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazingandroidapps.advancedandroidcalculator

  • raju singh

    “How to call from iPad or Android tablet?”
    Change your tablet into a real phone. How to call from tablet? It’s easy thanks to the Smartgroschen application. All you have to do is download and install our application from the App Store (if you have an iPad) or Google Play (if you have a device with an Android system).

    Your tablet does not need a SIM card in order to be used like a telephone. It’s enough to have access to a Wi-Fi connection and have the Smartgroschen application; you can then call landlines and mobiles around the world. See for yourself how simple it is!

  • rahul

    i want to abt nosit app for andriod

    • rahul

      i want to know abt nosit app for andriod

  • Sophia Patel

    This is great list of android apps for free. Line and FB messenger is best.

    http://www.windowindia.net/power-xl.html

  • Bre2011

    Are any of these apps able to work without WiFi ?

  • Robert Davis

    I am surprised you didn’t mention upptalk the app allows free international calls to any number within the USA or Canada for free (YES TOTALLY FREE!) The receiver does not have to have upptalk installed on their phone either , I can call from home in the UK to Canada free! And unlimited however calls within the UK are no longer free though and they are now charged at 1 credit per minute (0.01p) however there is a workaround by dialing a number within the UK omitting the +44 and 0 in the area code i.e.. instead of +4401179123456 dial 441179123456 now your call within the UK will be free this workaround goes for mobiles aswell as landlines, also of course if both parties have the upptalk app installed voice, And messaging is totally unlimited and free worldwide. Good to know if you’re going on holiday.

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    Friend”s plz visit my site :
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  • K Mait

    Magicapp is bullshit ! It allows you to make 4-5 calls for free and then EVERY call there after, goes straight to their voicemail. Its CRAP CRAP CRAP !!!!!!!

  • MINHAJ

    I think the Rids app is the best app in the market I used it personally and like this app very much which is available for android ,iPhone users ,Pc users

    http://ridsphone.com/

  • candida wood

    You can make phone calls from your android tablet/ipad (without sim card) using voip app. I use Smartgroshen app, simple, good quality of voice and sync with your phone contacts.

    • Sanjay19

      I confirm Smartgroschen is good app to make phone calls from tablet/ipad.

  • ZiadKhan

    Magicapp for calling US and Canada phones free no need. for a magic jack account or app on the other side.

  • Braedan

    Personally i think that rebtel should be on that list as well.

  • http://fillapps.com/ FillApps

    Nice Share, you can find more free calls apps here: http://fillapps.com/search/?q=Free+Calls

  • cindy

    I had Pinger and i wouldn’t get a message to me untill hours after it was sent as well as the phone quality sucks bad.Cut off calls, bad reception no matter where i was standing, not being able to exchange a normal text conversion was frustrating!! Dont Pinger!!!!

  • Franklintheturtle

    You guys need to try Dingaling! Its like MagicJack, and lets you phone any number (including landlines), but its way better because you can phone free to any number in tons of different countries! (not just Canada/US)
    The voice quality of calls is almost always good, and it uses your number (so your contacts don’t think its some random phoning)

    Check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.dingaling.android