Fongo Debuts Its All New Mobile App For Free Voice Calls & Messaging in Canada

Fongo Inc., Canada’s fast growing mobile telecommunications company, has announced its brand new free mobile calling and messaging application, the Fongo – Free Talk + Text (it’s the updated Dell Voice). The new app allows unlimited voice calls and messages over data as well as WiFi and is available for all iOS and Android devices.

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With the new Fongo app, users will get the option to obtain a free local phone number or they can keep their current phone number, free calling across Canada, free unlimited Fongo text and media messaging as well as unlimited text messaging (SMS) to Canada & the US. Other features like free voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding are also included.

According to the press release:

Canadians will not only save money by using the app, they will also benefit from a smarter and more powerful mobile phone experience. Fongo now provides free group messaging so families, colleagues, or groups of friends can chat together and share pictures. Full integration with existing address books makes Fongo an easy switch for anyone looking to save $10 to $60 a month on their mobile bill.

“Fongo has revolutionized the mobile service industry with a business model no one thought was possible: free calling. But our desire to innovate the mobile experience goes much further than cost savings. A phone that presents nothing more than a dialpad is an outdated idea. Our new design is beautiful, modern, and a much needed breath of fresh air in a stale industry.”

Here is the download link to the free app:

Download Fongo – Free Talk + Text For iPhone, iPod and iPad [Direct Link]

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  • 1His_Nibs1

    Has anyone tried this out to compare the voice quality to apps like Viber and Skype?

  • Farids

    This app sounds like the app “Dell Voice”. The advantage of these apps is you get a phone number. Your North American calls in Dell Voice are free. But if you have family in, say Edmonton, provide an Edmonton postal code when registering, and get a number with Edmonton’s area code. Then your family can also call you local and free anytime they want. Same if you want to run a business with shipping and a branch in a different city without being there. Your clients in that city can call you with a local number. The sound quality is excellent and comparable to cellular calls. I’ll install this app, test it and leave a comment here later. Update: DellVoice used the Fongo network for calls. So, it’s the same app, only the name has changed. What was known as DellVoice is now called Fongo. I’ve used DellVoice since its release a number of months ago. The voice quality using wifi is really good and comparable to cellular calls. Using the data plan to call, depends on the reception, but generally very good. It supports the Bluetooth headsets and speakerphone setups.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    We have clarified the article to reflect this app is Dell Voice, but re-branded in the update.

  • wahgee

    Messaging is extra $

  • Farids

    Oops, in bold letters too! Sorry, was suffering a brain cramp when I was reading the article :-)

  • SV650

    How does it compare to the other offerings out there? Other than free calls to major metropolitan areas, does it offer any unique options?

  • nosnoop

    You wrote:
    > (it’s also available as Dell Voice)

    Actually, Dell Voice is no longer available.
    You can only get Fongo or update to Fongo, Dell Voice exists no more.

  • mike

    it is dellvoice they just changed the name of the app and text messaging is not free unless it’s a fongo to fongo text. itmalso has call forwarding and it ring up to 3 phones at once or one at a time .

  • jabohn

    This has been around a long time, previously as Dell Voice (as mentioned in the article) however in all that time they still have limited numbers to give out. For instance, in B.C. there are none outside of the lower mainland, so they’ve effectively cut off a lot of potential users. Many other apps that have free calling have wider access to numbers.

  • Bart

    Is there any compelling reason for me to switch to the new app vs continuing to use my Dell Voice app?

  • http://www.team-shmo.com/ Shmogt

    No more updates for Dell app