Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. Thanks to services like Vonage and Skype, and the increasing availability of broadband internet, VOIP has replaced many people’s landline telephone service.
Now, AT&T is looking to get in on the action. A newly released app from the wireless carrier will enable users to place both domestic and international calls using VoIP technology. And surprisingly, it’s affordable…
Using the AT&T Call International app, you’ll be able to get the best global-calling rates that AT&T offers. After setting up an account, users will be able to make calls all over the world with rates like $0.09/per minute in India, and $0.04/per minute in France.
When in the states, the service works over both 3G and Wi-Fi (something other VOIP apps don’t do). The app has other benefits as well, like the ability to dial contacts straight from your iPhone’s address book and near real-time call billing reports.
If you make international calls, and own an iPhone, this might be worth looking into. Just be weary of your data usage if you don’t have an unlimited plan. Making frequent VoIP calls over 3G can really rack up the megabytes.
If you want to check it out, you can download AT&T Call International for iPhone in the App Store.