Possessing an iPad or an iPod touch makes you sometimes wish your gadget had the same abilities as the iPhone, having the possibility of making calls and sending messages. In a way or another, you can do that with Skype, Google Voice, Talkatone, MagicJack, Dell Voice, Textfree with Voice and iCall Free Voip . The apps are free and allow users to make calls with other users of the service but when it comes to making phone calls outside and sending messages to real phone numbers, you’ll need to pay a small amount of cash. Also, for taking calls more comfortably, it’s recommended to use headphones.
Skype is pretty much alike FaceTime because it talks face-to-face or shows what you’re seeing with front and back-facing cameras. Messages can also be personalized with emoticons. So make cheap calls to landlines or mobiles from your gadget and get an Online Number from Skype so people can call you on your iPad.
Google Voice is suitable for transforming your device into a VOIP phone and copes very well with your iPod touch. Available in the US, the app allows one to send free messages to US phones and make international calls at a small price.
Talkatone is highly recommended for the iPad and is seen as a Google Voice client. Practically you get to make unlimited free calls and texts to US and Canada using WiFi 3G/4G.
Free Calls with magicJack is advised to cope with WiFi or 4G and it does not use your mobile minutes. It does not require a voice plan and it allows one to make calls anywhere in the world.
Dell Voice allows one to receive high quality calls on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With 3G/4G or WiFi connection, you get to make calls and send messages to and throughout most of Canada.
Textfree with Voice allows free texting to: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela. The app does not support 911 emergency calls and the iPod touch user needs a WiFi connection to work.
iCall Free Voip allows the user to receive VoIP calls even when the app is not running. Allowing one to receive phone calls over 3G and WiFi it provides no roaming charges.