Phone App - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-10, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
Phone App

Hi, my son does not get good cell signal when he is in his room in the basement. We want to get rid of the landline as no one uses it.
Does anyone know of an app he can put on his phone that people can call from their pots landline? Mostly my parents, his grandparents. They are not tech savvy enough to use things such as Messenger, WhatsApp etc.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
schlappy95 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-10, 01:18 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: 43░ N, 81.2░ W
Posts: 5,978
There are a number of free phone apps that use wifi. The one I am using right now is called TextNow. They supply a free phone number that uses local wifi (or cell plan data) to make or receive free calls and texts like any other phone. It integrates free calling and free texting into one app with a single number. Many of the other apps I've tried offer one of the two for free and charge for the other. I've also had line issues with a couple of the more popular free phone apps.
ExDilbert is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-10, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
I will take a look at that, thank you.

Last edited by 57; 2017-09-10 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Unnecessary Quote Removed
schlappy95 is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-11, 09:04 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 118
Also, CSip Simple is free.

Phil
Phils is online now  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-11, 10:02 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 33
Nextplus works good for me. Cheap minutes, and you get a local phone number.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Blueribbon is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-12, 10:01 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 118
What about Fongo? It's totally free.

Phil
Phils is online now  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2017-09-12, 10:41 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 4,977
Fongo is probably the best, IMO. Free calling for most of Canada. Voice mail. Texting is extra but affordable. Choose a number from across the country.

DMX 68' tower, HyGain HAM 5 rotator, Antennas Direct DB8e & C5, Channel Master 7777 preamp, Siemens surge protection. TiVo Roamio DVR
Jase88 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome