Paying for calls and text messages is just too old school. Maybe you’re a student just about to leave home and study abroad. You’d love to call your family everyday without having to worry about the bills. Or maybe you’re just taking some time off work to discover the wonders of the world.

Either way, it’s quite unfair to worry about the cost of your telecommunication when it’s 2021 already. Technology has developed and the market has shown a ferocious challenge among the leaders of the industry.

Nowadays, you can simply travel and not have to worry about the burden of lost communication. You can still get in touch with everyone you know, for that matter! And all comes free of cost, just two clicks away on your smartphone.

There’s a variety of Android apps that offer the service of text messaging and calls completely for free. We’ve created a list of the top contenders in the market that have proven their quality of service. Let’s cut to the chase and review some of those:

Fring

To start off this list on a good standing, we thought we might as well talk about Fring. It’s one of the most underappreciated apps out there; although it provides high quality communication services.

As a Fring user, you can call anybody in the world that uses the app without having to pay a penny. The app also support text messaging through its slick and elegant platform. Fring also supports both Android and iOS systems, so you don’t have to single out some friends when using the app. You might want to give it a try if you prefer not to stick with the obvious options on the market. It also supports video calls, so, that’s a plus!

Skype

Well, what do we have here? Skype has been around for so long that we forgot how to introduce it. It’s one of the most widely used applications for WiFi calling, having more than 100 million users. It has proven its potential over the years, and the company’s development team is on top of the game.

Skype has the potential of providing a platform in the cloud that could host even meetings. I know lots of people that use the app to connect with their clients and their respective peers. Other people user it just to keep in touch with their friends and loved ones. It’s great, it’s free, and offers high quality calling experience.

Some people do download Skype for desktop and use it as a primary source of communication. Personally, I prefer to use the Android app. It works much better this way, and the app looks and feels amazing. To each their own, but I’d advise you to use the app if you’re going for Skype.

Viber

Another great pick that is widely appreciated by its massive user base is Viber. The app also offers free calls and text messaging services. It looks much like What’s App, but not the same. It has a similar clean style that is only focused on organizing chats and catching up with people.

It’s pretty simple to use and doesn’t seem to have any bugs. The company has backed the project pretty well, and their users are satisfied. I myself have run into a couple of Viber users who preferred to conduct their calls and chats through the app. If you haven’t tried it yet and looking for a new alternative, this would be the way to go.

Kakao Talk

This is rather a creative pick and won’t appeal to all kinds of users. That still won’t change the fact that Kakao Talk rocks! Like all other apps on this list, Kakao offers you the ability to call and text for free. But aside from that, the developers have taken it up a notch when it comes to design and customization.

Kakao Talk features lots of themes and special emojis that would lighten up your texting experience. Although the app is not used by many, it still has a shocking 50 million user base on Android. It might be targeting young demographics, but that doesn’t make it any less professional or functional. It would be nice to have if you’re looking for a change.

Tango

This one has a special feature that puts it ahead of other apps. Indeed, Tango lets you communicate with those you love through texting and calls. But the app also creates a platform where it encourages communication among Tango users.

Tango notifies you of other users using the app in your area, so you can catch up and talk about how it’s great to not pay a penny for your calls! It also has some features to pass the time and jam to music. Not a bad choice at all!

Kik

I know this one has a little bit of a shady reputation, but it still works great and holds a position among other contenders in the market. It has around 200 million users, and is always up and running. It doesn’t support video chat, though. Their texting platform is amazing and provides a comfortable experience. If you do run into someone who uses Kik, don’t hesitate to join them and start a new conversation.

Being able to catch up with your family for free is just amazing! Back in the days, you would have paid a lot to connect with your friends around the world. Now, you can easily do it through one of the choices above, not having to worry about the cost.

Which one of these apps do you use for texting and calls? Do you have any other options that you would like to suggest? Please, feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!