Mobile VoIP software is what you use when you access VoIP network on your phone. The software is usually called a softphone, a digital representation of a phone with a dial pad.
When we say 'mobile software' we mean applications built for smartphones. Feature phones are rarely as customizable as smartphones. While smartphones make up 40% of the mobile phones in America, the number can only grow.
Mobile VoIP Software Technology and Pricing
Mobile VoIP software basically turns your mobile phone into a SIP client. SIP routes your calls through the Internet instead of through the circuit switched network.
Most programs are compatible with both 3G and Wi-Fi, some with 4G as well. If you can find free Wi-Fi, the cheaper the whole VoIP call will be for you.
Because your call is over the Internet, your mobile phone provider charges you for data usage rather than voice. In some cases, your mobile phone provider charges you for a local call (rather than international).
The price of mobile VoIP software itself ranges from free to cheap. You are more than likely to find free software with proprietary VoIP service than the other way around.
Mobile VoIP software is especially handy for mobile consumers who make international calls often. VoIP software like Skype Mobile, Vopium, or Talkatone can all save you varying amounts of money on your international phone bill.
Mobile VoIP Software as Secondary Phone Service
Mobile phones users have a lot of choice today when it comes to mobile VoIP software. Services such as Skype offer a mobile user a chance at cheaper, alternative service. These programs won't replace your standard phone service, but they can mitigate costs or stand in for phone service when you've used up your monthly minutes.
See more about mobile VoIP providers.
Mobile VoIP Software to Extend VoIP Service
If you already have VoIP service, there is mobile software that can extend your VoIP service. Many VoIP providers have their own, proprietary softphone app. If your service doesn't come with that, you can download Bria for Android or iOS ($7.99).
You can see below which VoIP providers include mobile VoIP software.