Comfi Call International: iPhone App Video Review
The competition for international dialing just got a bit hotter. Comfi Call International is a user friendly iPhone app that makes keeping in touch with friends around the world easy and cheap. When compared to some of those other heavy hitters (such as Skype) this app from developer Comfi delivered the goods while keeping our wallets a little bit fuller. Interested? We thought you might be. Our iPhone app review of Comfi Call International will reveal all.
International dialing can be a bit of a hassle, but the Comfi Call International app aims to make it a bit easier on you and your wallet. By assigning a US number to your international numbers, Comfi Call International uses their system to provide low rates for overseas calls.
This free app downloads and sets up with ease, simply enter and confirm your mobile number and you’re good to go. Comfi Call International automatically scans your contacts, importing any international numbers to your My Contacts tab. Then you’re just a touch away from connecting, or you can dial any international number directly in the app. Call quality is quite clear, and the rates rock. For example, calling a mobile phone in Brazil costs 9.4 cents a minute. With Skype it costs 22.1 cents per minute, or 20 cents a minute if you buy a value plan. Rates with most big mobile providers are much higher than that.
Users can set up auto refill, buy credits, view their international call log and store payment information right in the app. One of our only complaints is that if you ever change the number on your device you need to reinstall the app to reflect the number change, there’s no option to update the digits in the app, so be careful when you type it in the first time. Also, you must buy talk time in bulk. There is no option to set up a direct payment per minute, but auto refill helps.
Comfi Call International organizes all their calling and account features in a convenient bottom tab design. The interface manages to be functional and a bit playful with Comfi’s bright color pallet appearing throughout the app. Selecting minutes and entering account info uses interfaces that are very close to iOS standard inputs, so new users will not find this app confusing. You can even place calls using the Comfi Call International numbers right from your address book for added ease.
If great rates aren’t enough to tempt you to try this app, right now Comfi Call International gives new users a $1 credit, just for setting up the service. And, as we mentioned, the app is completely free and super easy to download and set up. Although you can install this app on the iPad, it will not make calls over Wi-Fi, so just keep that in mind. Otherwise we fully endorse the Comfi Call International app and suggest it for any iPhone user who calls internationally on a regular basis.
Comfi Call International iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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