Another money saving App for UK Mobile users. I have been using this for more than an year. Calling 08 numbers from mobile phones are never included in the allowance. This is a brilliant way to get around it with an additional feature of this company waiting in Queue for us.
This company was featured in the Dragon’s Den once.
WeQ4U is a FREE Android/iPhone App and Service that puts you through to UK 08 numbers for FREE, without queueing.
Mobile users save approx. 30p per minute on their 0800, 0845, 0844, 0843, 0870, 0871 and 0872 calls
with WeQ4U, whether they encounter a queue or not, so it saves you money and time.
Not got Android or iPhone?
To use it, Just dial 0333 5432111 and enter the number of the call centre you wish to reach. We’ll dial for you, and connect you to the call centre. Once you’re in a queue for an agent, just press 9* to disconnect your phone from the call – that’s 9* to wait off hold.
WeQ4U calls are included in your regular phone minutes, just like 01 or 02 calls, whether you use landline or mobile phone
HulloMail is a visual voice mail solution which is available in UK, USA & Ireland. I have been using this from it’s initial days. Can’t praise enough !
If you have a smartphone, you should give HulloMail a try . It’s feature rich compared to the normal network voice mails . And many features are FREE !
In US – Google Voice may be better , but in UK – I couldn’t find an alternative better solution.
Very handy when you travel abroad – There is an option to divert all calls to voice mail and the voice mail can be picked from abroad using Internet via the App or on the computer plus the voice mail will be emailed as an attachment to you .
The app can be installed on iPad & Other Android Tablets as well !
I am not sure whether some networks in UK charges these days to retrieve voice mails. Earlier retrieving voice mail were outside your calling allowance on some networks. HulloMail was a way to get around this issue as well !
Download for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, it’s free.
How It Works !
HulloMail is activated during the registration process as a conditional divert – meaning your calls are sent to HulloMail, rather than your standard operator. It sounds a bit complicated, but all you have to do is activate the service when the app prompts you, and you’re good to go! From this point, HulloMail will answer your incoming calls if you are not available.
Then you can listen to your messages however you prefer! Use the app, check your email, or give your HulloMail number a call if you still prefer standard voicemail methods. Ultimately [and most importantly], you are in control.
With the FREE app you get these features:
View, play and manage your voicemails in the app
See contact details and photo
Setup personal voicemail greetings from the app
Receive alerts of new messages via Push Notification
Receive alerts of missed calls when your phone is off or no network coverage via Push Noticiation
Send a copy of a voicemail to your email
Share a voicemail and a Hullo via Facebook directly from the app
Record a short voice message, a ‘Hullo’, to send to friends, family, yourself as a memo or as a reply to a voicemail
Screenshot of the app on my phone is below
I have not used the paid service yet but With the PAID app, you get the features above, PLUS, a SmartVoicemail™ 1 Year Subscription, which gives you:
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Individual Greetings – Greet each contact with a personalised recording
Copy to Email – Automatically send every voicemail to your email
Share via Email – Share messages via email from the app
Access Control – Anti-hacking measures to secure your voicemails
Quick Reply Options – Reply by email and SMS from within the app
SMSBackup+ – Another Brilliant App on Android which is a feature iOS users are missing . And It’s FREE . I have been using this for over an year now. Simple, Flawless & Very powerful !
One of the reasons – I can’t move away from using Android as a phone.
Automatically backup SMS, MMS and call log entries using a separate label in Gmail / Google Calendar.
It is also possible to restore SMS and call log entries back to the phone (MMS not supported yet).
Remember to enable IMAP in Gmail.
They have recently added Whatsapp Chat messages backup also into the application. Including Media as well .
With this app you can have your emails / sms / whatsapp all in one place. In your Gmail . I find it really easy to search for stuff .
Install this app. Set it up and forget about it . It will do the hard work in the background so that your information is not lost if you lose your phone or change phones / upgrade ROM or anything else. This is better than Apple’s iCloud also in my view.
I just downloaded a FREE app from Vonage that lets me make international calls from my Android at the same low rates as my Vonage home calling plan. Now I have the freedom to make calls from anywhere.
Lets me make free calls according to the vonage plan using Wifi / 3G or even Local Access Number which is fantastic
This is the much awaited real Vonage App if you are a subscriber. Lets you extend the Vonage plans to be usable from your mobiles too!
Apps available for Android and iOS.
Some useful features below.
Make high-quality calls over Wi-Fi in areas with poor cellular coverage.
Avoid roaming fees by calling over Wi-Fi when travelling abroad.
Save your cellular minutes by calling over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.
One-touch dialling from within the app, using your address book.
Access your account right from the app to check your Vonage voicemail and set up call forwarding.