Smartcall : Virgin Media ( VM ) introduce free mobile calls over WiFi but you need to have a Virgin Media landline!
It’s made possible via VM’s Smartcall App and yes if you have a VM landline, you can use your free allowance of landline minutes to make free mobile calls over WiFi. Basically, you can use your home phone talk plan on your smartphone. Virgin Media originally announced Smartcall way back in November, 2012 and for some reason it took 10 months to get the Smartcall app ready to use.
However, VMs Smartcall App is available now and comes free to Virgin Media customers and runs on all smartphones with Android 2.3 or higher and any iPhone running iOS 5 and higher.
The free calls you are entitled to via your home plan mean that once connected to WiFi you can make free calls from your Android or iPhone smartphone and these include UK landline numbers, mobiles, 0870 / 0845 numbers and Vigin mobile numbers.
Alex Perrin at Virgin Media said: "SmartCall is the smart way for our home phone customers to save money on their mobile bill. SmartCall will deliver what our customers have told us they want - an easy to use app with no surprise bills and genuinely free calls. With more people adding Virgin Media home phones to their bundles, we want to help customers save money and set their landline minutes free."
A useful feature with Smartcall is that the app calculates what time zone you are in, and whether or not it is still free to make the call avoiding any additional and unplanned costs.
iPhone users can download Smartcall from the App Store
Android users can download Smartcall from the Play Store
By Kevin Thomas on 30th October, 2013