More than ever, your smartphone is an essential part of any overseas vacation. Deciding to travel without your phone on you is like choosing to forgo all the advancements in technology that make it so much easier to manage your itinerary and navigate the world around you. And even though using your phone outside of your home country can be expensive, with the ready availability of public WiFi, it’s easy to disable your network connectivity and simply rely on wireless internet around the city or hotel to help you communicate with your friends and family around the world.
Of course, the one problem you might run into once you’ve disabled your network connectivity is a lack of options for taking and placing calls to outside sources. While some newer devices have the option to place calls over WiFi, this is typically reserved by your device as a backup option, and may not work depending on your location in the world. But luckily, you won’t have to rely on your network to place calls. Android has a ton of free-calling apps available on the Play Store that make it easy to reach out to your friends and family, no matter where they be.
While most free-calling applications still require a small payment when used outside of North America, you can rejoice in not giving more of your hard-earned cash to your cell carrier. Whether you’re headed out into uncharted territory or you just don’t want to use the remainder of your month’s minutes, you’ll want to rely on the best free-calling apps for Android.