Great to reduce costs I use it with a data only sim. Works great. Calls and texts are able to send and receive seamlessly. There are a couple of bugs, such as will still vibrate for incoming call even though phone is on silent, text message notifications tend to disappear and you can't receive picture messages. Other than that it's good. I was skeptical too, but it actually works
Great when it works, which is never Ported two of our numbers over to fongo two months ago. Both my wife and I have two different brand phones and it constantly drops connection saying there is a network error. Despite this occurring on wifi or cellular data it consistently does this. On top of that nobody can hear us when they call us, audio cuts out despite us adjusting all settings in the app along with guidance from fongo support. If I call out using hangouts people can hear me just fine. It would be nice if they would fix this.
I liked it. I am using FONGO as my second phone. I found it very reliable. Today Dec 2, 2015 I am just requesting FONGO to improve breaking of sound during conversation. On the same network when I use Hangouts there is no breaking of sound. Today August 12, 2016 I am decreasing the rating to four star as FONGO has not improved the voice quality so far.
Amazed.. Honestly haven't seen anything better! Came for FreeTone and this app blows it out of the water! The Kitchener based devs have made a great user friendly UI and I can't wait to support this app! I use it on Fidos data only plan and the call quality is amazing! Even all the way out to BC! Still have to try out SMS, so far so good tho!
Works well There is a bug though, during a call I'm unable to hear the other person unless I put it on speaker or use headphones. And if the app is minimized, I can't hear other person what so ever. I'm using a Galaxy Note 5, running 6.0.1 Hope it's fixed soon :)
The call quality is the biggest issue with the service. Using other VOIP apps like Facebook calling and Google phone provide much clearer communication when making calls over the same data or wireless network. Mildly disappointing, but this is certainly an option once the company sorts out the quality issues.
Thank you everyone for the feedback and comments, it helps us make Fongo better.
What's new in 3.8.5:
- Picture messaging improvements, you can now disable image resizing when sending to send high resolution photos
- Numbers now available in Drummondville Quebec, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Halifax Nova Scotia and Winnipeg Manitoba
- Added free calling cities across Canada... now over 1300
- Bug fixes
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