Fongo - talk and text

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Description of App

**Only available in the Canadian iTunes store

• Gives you your own, free local phone number, local to 200 cities, 23 area codes, in 6 provinces. See the following link to see which cities offer local numbers: https://support.fongo.com/hc/en-us/articles/212436806-Registering-for-a…-
• Free calling to cell phones or land lines to 1300+ cities in all 10 provinces, 40 metropolitan areas, see the complete list at: https://www.fongo.com/calling/free/
• Gives you free voicemail, including emailing you a copy of the voicemail message.
• Calls can be forwarded to up to 3 simultaneous numbers, similar to Google Voice.
• Free inbound SMS Text Messaging, outbound requires a monthly subscription
• Works on all iOS devices, including Wi-Fi-only iPads and iPod Touch. basically anything that can run iOS 6.

Description from App Store:
•• Fongo is the only calling + texting app that is truly FREE and UNLIMITED. ••
•• Save hundreds of dollars per year. ••
The evolution of Dell Voice.

WHAT YOU GET WITH FONGO

• FREE LOCAL CANADIAN phone number -- choose a number that you like
• FREE unlimited calling across Canada and to any Fongo number anywhere in the world -- without using any cell minutes*
• FREE unlimited incoming calls and incoming SMS text messages
• FREE unlimited Fongo texting, including group and picture messaging anywhere in the world*
• Travelling outside of Canada? Call back to Canada for FREE*
• FREE premium features like visual voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting
• Cheap international calls
• Turn your iPad and iPod touch into a phone
• Sync with your existing contacts and Facebook friends
• English, French and Chinese language support
• Support for 911 emergency calls*

HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT

• UNLIMITED: No need to buy or "earn" additional minutes and texts by watching videos, downloading other apps or filling out surveys
• LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS: Free local Canadian phone numbers so your friends and the pizza guy can text and call you back, without having to pay for long distance
• CALL ANYONE, Any number: Landline or mobile, domestic or international
• 911: Support for 911 emergency calls, a CRTC requirement in Canada, and an additional option for reaching out in case of emergency*

VALUE ADD-ONS

Fongo is 100% FREE and does not require any purchase.

Purchase text messaging (SMS) and long distance credits to save even more.

HOW WE MAKE FONGO FREE

Fongo is disrupting the mobile communications world with one simple concept: Free. We make use of advances in technology, an innovative business model
and word-of-mouth marketing, and pass the savings on to you (so tell your friends!). Our revenue comes from optional add-on features, pre-paid worldwide
calling credits, and in-app ads.

FONGO IS NEW

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are already using our mobile service. We're growing incredibly fast as more and more people discover they no longer
have to pay expensive mobile phone bills. You don't need to cancel your current mobile contract to try Fongo, just add the free app to your phone and start
calling and messaging for free. You be the judge.

USE FONGO OUTSIDE OF CANADA

If you're travelling abroad, avoid expensive long-distance and data roaming charges by connecting to WiFi before using Fongo to call or message. Once you're
connected to WiFi, call back to any of our Free Calling Cities, or call and message other Fongo users, for free. From anywhere in the world.

FONGO DATA USAGE

When you're connected on a call, Fongo uses 0.5 MB of data per minute so a 500 MB data plan will get you 1000 minutes of talk time. If you're calling on
WiFi, you can pretty much talk forever. When you're not on a call, Fongo uses a minimal amount of data to listen for incoming calls.

IMPORTANT

• Supported devices: iPhone (iOS 6.0+, iPhone 3GS+), iPod touch (Generation 3 or 4, iOS 6.0+) or iPad (iOS 6.0+)
• To use Fongo you must be connected to a 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi data connection and you must create a Fongo account. If your data signal strength is weak
or your connection speed is slow, this app may not function properly.
• If you disable notifications, you will not receive incoming calls.
• Questions or need help configuring your device? Tap Support on the Account screen.
• Have an idea how to improve Fongo? Tap Feedback on the Account screen.

Version

3.9.5

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Yes

iOS Version

10.1.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPad
iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

Works fine with VoiceOver, can't speak to magnification users, etc.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Fongo_Mobile

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Lorne Webber 4 years 2 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by tunmi13 on Sunday, December 11, 2016

So you're saying that this app can't be found in the U.S. app store?

Submitted by Lorne Webber on Sunday, December 11, 2016

That's correct. but it seems like an app like Talkatone would work pretty much the same from the U.S. see the list of other apps below.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Sunday, December 11, 2016

It is however it has the restriction of 911 calls.

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