With the cost of everything increasing in the still struggling economy, it is important to find ways to save money. This is possible in many areas, and your cell phone is certainly no exception. If you are like most people, you probably have a smartphone. Android is the top wireless platform available on the market and its Google Play store offers plenty of great apps.

Some of the most essential to have are those that can allow you to make VoIP calls, which can end up saving you loads of money on your monthly wireless bill. These are some of the top apps in this category.

Rebtel

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Rebtel: Free and Cheap Calls is free to download and allows you to make free and very cheap calls to any phone anywhere around the world. The company prides itself in offering up to 98 percent cheaper rates for your VoIP calls, and you can call anything from other smartphones, feature phones and even landlines.

It works over your plan’s 3G or 4G data or Wi-Fi and delivers a clear voice quality for the best sounding calls.

Skype

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Skype is the most popular app for VoIP calls. It can be used over your Android smartphone to make calls to other phones, tablets and computers for free video calls. It works over cellular data or Wi-Fi. Text and instant messaging is absolutely free as well. You can even make a low annual payment to enjoy making and receiving voice calls.

Tango

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Tango Text, Voice, Video Calls is free at Google Play and delivers the highest quality video calls. You can also make regular voice phone calls and engage in text messaging with your contacts for free. It is easy to use and works over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. One of the best perks of Tango is that you can even play games with your contact during a call.

ooVoo

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ooVoo Video Call is a great free VoIP app for Android smartphones. It is easy to use, and you can make free video or voice calls to all of your contacts, including your Facebook friends. Text and instant messaging is also completely free. You can invite up to 12 people at once on a video call and see four individuals on one screen.

Fring

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fring is a free app for your smartphone that allows up to four individuals to engage in a video call. It is easy to use, and you can use your phone number to register instead of the usual username and password combination.

You can enjoy making and receiving free phone calls to anyone in the world, even those on other continents. Text messaging is also free, and you can make calls to landlines for a low cost with the fringOut feature.

Author bio : This android app review was provided by Jonny Grant of Packnet, a UK telecoms company who specialise in VoIP and business phone services.