Well kinda. With the latest version of Vopium for Android, users can make free calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data networks. Vopium automatically finds the lowest call rate on your mobile phone. International calls are made using Vopium’slow-rate server, while calls to local mobile phones are cheapest using local mobile providers. Vopium is currently offering 15 minutes of free calls worldwide. For the average person, Vopium won’t replace a lot of the current solutions out there like Skype, but for folks with friends and family overseas it might be worth comparing rates to determine if it’s cheaper to use Vopium over Skype or prepaid calling cards in certain instances.
So like we said, kinda, but there are some catches. Vopium features an advanced built-in phone function, which always finds the lowest rate for calls and text messages on your Android mobile phone- either via regular calls on your mobile, 3G or Wi-Fi network. International calls, for example, are made over Vopium’s servers to the overseas mobile phone. Calls to other Vopium or Skype users are free using Wi-Fi and 3G data networks, while calls to local landlines from an Android phone using Wi-Fi or data networks cost only a few cents with Vopium. Finally, if you call a local mobile phone number, the application will use your own mobile phone provider, since it offers the lowest rate.
With Vopium, calls to landline and mobile phones are offered at a very low rate, even if they do not have Vopium installed. Rates include calls to any landline or mobile phone in Thailand for just under three cents plus the local mobile rate – working out at about the same cost as a local call.