WhatsCall - Free Global Calls
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 4.0 and up
- Size: 27.07M
- Compatibility: 4.0 and up
- Author: Cheetah Mobile Cloud (NYSE:CMCM)
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.cmcm.whatscall
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WhatsCall - Free Global Calls: Make Free Local and International Calls Review
WhatsCall is a call client which allows you to make up to 30 minutes of free calls including to international numbers by watching ads and getting your friends to use the app. You can download WhatsCall - Free Global Calls for Android only.
Basically, WhatsCall is like Skype but (allegedly) for free. Meaning that when you call phone numbers from Skype you have to purchase a plan or have a credit. With WhatsCall you have to watch tons of ads in order to make some phone calls. We wish there would be some plans though, now we appreciate it.
WhatsCall has a pretty annoying design. We understand that this kind of app isn't about beauty, but it looks like as if some immature designer slap a few fonts and pictures with unprofessional software and made the app's interface in one day. So the app's design isn't its advantage.
To talk a decent amount of time through WhatsCall you have to watch ads all day. And that's for local calls only, to call internationally you'd have to watch ads non-stop so this app is best suited for the opposite to chatterboxes. Once you do have enough time to make a call you have to connect first. The app requires higher than average quality of the internet connection. Starbucks WiFi won't work. Not only it takes time to connect to a call, but sometimes you lose the connection during the call. And app's designers lied a little bit about the call quality. Sometimes you can't hear the person well, and the quality of the connection can change throughout the conversation. Add to that your headache after watching those repetitive stupid ads, and you'll get not amazing experience from using the app.
Cross-platform use 2/5
As stated above in this WhatsCall - Free Global Calls Review the app is for Android only. You might try to find .apk file for an iPhone, but we advise you to do that from the trusted sources. With Android, it doesn't work perfectly though as well. It sometimes takes really long time to make a call connection and sometimes you get disconnected during the call.
There's a credit system in the app which allows you to make calls. You don't have to spend real money on it, you “earn" credits by watching the ads, of course. Also, you get credits for inviting friends to use WhatsCall, and you get extra credits for just using the app every day and completing some small tasks like to watch a specific amount of ads every day.
The Bottom Line
The amount of time and energy you have to waste on getting calling time here makes you doubt if you want to download WhatsCall - Free Global Calls or not. Maybe is it better to work a little and gain some money to call with a regular provider than to get your brain boiled by an indecent number of ads?
WhatsCall is like a WhatsApp but much worse. Try to make it work and see if you can use it more than one time.
Pros : You can call somebody for free actually;
You see ads anyway every day, why not to make a benefit from it?
Easy to use.
Cons : Too long to connect;
Too many ads to watch for a few minutes of calls;
Cross-platform use 2.0