iCall VoIP App Makes Free Calls to Landlines in USA/Canada

If you’re an iPhone user and you have a jailbroken iPhone, you’re probably familiar with 3G Unrestrictor and VoIPOver3G to allow Skype to make calls over 3G. With a cheap $3/month subscription plan, Skype can make unlimited calls to phones in Canada and the USA. This is awesome, but what about a FREE VoIP alternative with free Caller ID?

iCall VoIP Allows Free Calls to Landlines in USA/Canada With Caller ID

Thanks to a quick tweet from @rickmex via twitter, iCall is the solution for people who want to save their daytime minutes. The free ad supported version allows for free calls to landlines in Canada/USA over 3G/WiFi, plus your Caller ID is included.

I gave iCall a quick test and the sound quality over 3G/WiFi was pretty good and comparable to Skype. To verify your account you will be required to dial a US number on the iPhone (it wouldn’t dial out because there was no “1″ so I manually dialed the verification number via Skype). The only downside is that there’s no speakerphone option. Other than that, this is a pretty neat app for making free calls to landlines using your 3G data plan! Free calls are limited to 3 minutes though. Free is still free right? ;)

Features of iCall:

  • FREE ad-supported USA & Canadian calling!
  • Receive VoIP calls even when the app is not running
  • Switch cell phone calls to VoIP
  • Calls don’t count towards your cell-calling plan
  • Dirt-cheap international rates
  • No roaming charges
  • Compatible with the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch. Turn your iPod Touch into a real phone (microphone and headset required for iPod users)
  • Paid plans and premium features available for power users!

Let me know how iCall works out for you. It’s definitely an interesting app for making free calls to landlines on your iPhone!

Click here to download iCall.

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  • http://twitter.com/the_cha Matt Perreault

    I would be interested in a tutorial of how to get iCall to swap an incoming mobile call to a VoIP call. Also I've been unable to figure out how to get others to call me over iCall… Any hints would be greatly appreciated!

  • johnkneematrix

    Another downside is each call has a limit of 5 minutes. I will stick to 3G Unrestrictor, VoIPOver3G, and Skype with 3.00/month. Rogers' charge 1.99/minute long distance, after 2 minutes, it is worth it. :)

  • al

    didnt know about the 5 minute restriction; thanks for the info!

  • al

    EDIT: The FAQ states 3 minute limitation for free version.

    * Q: What are the limitations?
    * A: Other than the length of the call there are none, you can talk for 3 minutes at which point your call will be disconnected.

  • Edge

    The app has worked well with me, on Wifi or on 3G using 3G Unrestrictor. A couple other things I noticed, although it did say it was going to call a US number to verify the caller ID, the call never went through because the “1″ wasn't added – the called ID still registered and works though. Finally, although it says “ad supported free version,” I have the free version and there are no ads to be seen. So, all in all, a great find.

  • Edge

    I don't believe this feature is available in Canada. Just like Skype, it's a CRTC issue, and I wish they'd allow it already!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/the_cha Matt Perreault

    I would be interested in a tutorial of how to get iCall to swap an incoming mobile call to a VoIP call. Also I've been unable to figure out how to get others to call me over iCall… Any hints would be greatly appreciated!

  • johnkneematrix

    Another downside is each call has a limit of 5 minutes. I will stick to 3G Unrestrictor, VoIPOver3G, and Skype with 3.00/month. Rogers' charge 1.99/minute long distance, after 2 minutes, it is worth it. :)

  • al

    didnt know about the 5 minute restriction; thanks for the info!

  • al

    EDIT: The FAQ states 3 minute limitation for free version.

    * Q: What are the limitations?
    * A: Other than the length of the call there are none, you can talk for 3 minutes at which point your call will be disconnected.

  • Edge

    The app has worked well with me, on Wifi or on 3G using 3G Unrestrictor. A couple other things I noticed, although it did say it was going to call a US number to verify the caller ID, the call never went through because the “1″ wasn't added – the called ID still registered and works though. Finally, although it says “ad supported free version,” I have the free version and there are no ads to be seen. So, all in all, a great find.

  • Edge

    I don't believe this feature is available in Canada. Just like Skype, it's a CRTC issue, and I wish they'd allow it already!!!!

  • http://voipsoftwares.org VoIP software

    Kind of like Goole voice which allows you to make free calls to US and Canada.

  • CW

    This software “icall” almost damaged my Windows PC during the
    setup on audio testing, causing the Windows Realtec HD Audio to spike wildly and
    continuously. In my Iphone 4, the “icall” trying to con us by advertising it as
    free but it is really not. The free part last only for 3 days before you’ll be
    asked to pay $9.95 /month on subscription.