Dial 25, developed by IPVOne Communications Inc., allows users to make local and long-distance calls without sending their phone bill through the roof. With international rates that can be as low as $.01 per minute, anyone who makes international calls can’t afford to pass this app up.
Concept and Functionality:
From a handy tutorial that tells you all about how Dial 25 works to a set up process that’s easy to understand and complete, this app definitely surprised me with how easy it is to use. Users will have to provide a bit of personal information (such as location and contact phone number) in order to use the app efficiently.
The best part is that you don’t have to necessarily use your cell phone number; any number that allows you to send and receive calls should work.
Dial 25 works by using a local access number to complete your calls. When making an international call using Dial 25, your phone will dial the access number provided by Dial 25 (making it a local call). The access number will then dial your destination number and the international charges are covered by Dial 25.
Anyone who has ever called an international number using a regular cell phone plan knows just how expensive these calls can be, so when a service like Dial 25 promises calls as low as $.01 per minute, it’s pretty revolutionary.
As far as ease-of-use, I didn’t have a problem setting up Dial 25. The app is very easy to navigate and understand, and it’s as intuitive as the native phone app. Users even have access to call history and their contact list, making Dial 25 a one-stop shop for everyone’s phone needs.
Users who would like to see just how much a phone call via Dial 25 will cost them can do so by accessing the “Check Rates” window in the app’s settings page.
Simply enter in the destination phone number (with country code) and Dial 25 will display the per-minute rate you’ll be charged for the call. Remember that this rate comes from your Dial 25 account balance, not your phone provider.
If you have a unique calling plan that gives you discounted or free incoming calls, Dial 25 includes a callback feature just for you. Simply input the destination phone number with the callback feature enabled.
The app will then end the call and immediately dial you back from the local access number you selected, connecting you to your destination phone number in the process.
Dial 25 is available to download for free from the App Store and is designed for iPhone. The app comes with $.25 worth of free call credit, which is definitely enough to take the service for a trial run.
If you decide to add more credit to your account, you can do so by visiting the Dial 25 website. You can add anywhere between $5 to $20 worth of credit to your account.
I definitely recommend Dial 25 to anyone who frequently needs to make international calls and doesn’t want to break the bank.
Dial 25 requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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