Tips to Extend your International SIM Card Dollars

 

Everyone wants to keep in touch with family and friends when travelling abroad. While using an International SIM Card will save you a ton on data roaming and long-distance charges, you can extend your SIM card dollars a bit further by using WiFi calling apps. These internet calling/VOIP apps allows you to make voice calls, video calls and messaging.

The drawback of using these apps to make calls is that you require a stable, strong WiFi signal for an uninterrupted call. As well, many of them will also require the other party is on the same network (e.g. both parties need to be on messaging app for the service). Apps that allows you to place calls to a land or mobile telephone number requires you to buy credits. These credits will be drawn down as you make calls to landlines/mobile numbers.

Below are the most popular Internet calling/VOIP apps used today, its capabilities, compatibilities and applicable charges:

 

Messaging App App to App App to 3rd party Charges
Call Text Video Compatibility
Whatsapp None
Facetime None
Facebook Messenger None
Skype Can make calls to landline or mobile numbers Credits required when calling 3rd party numbers
Viber Can make calls to landline or mobile numbers Credits required when calling 3rd party numbers
WeChat Can make calls to landline or mobile numbers Credits required when calling 3rd party numbers
Google+ Hangouts Can make calls to landline or mobile numbers Credits required when calling 3rd party numbers

 

Use Wraptel’s VOIP/Wifi App to Extend Your Calling Budget

If you already have a Wraptel SIM Card, download the Wraptel VoIP/WIFI Calling App from iTunes or Google Play and pay less than the Wraptel calling rate. You can use it to call any landline or mobile phone worldwide. (Please note that the Wraptel VoIP App has been discontinued temporarily. It is on our road map for re-introduction and will be implemented as soon as possible).

 

Wraptel Calling Rate vs Wraptel VoIP App Rate Example
Calling from France to United States. Price shown in USD.

Roaming On

Calling Rate - Outbound & Inbound call per min

VoIP App Outbound call per min

VoIP App Inbound call per min

Bouygues Telecom

0.15

0.02

Free

Free

0.12

0.02

Free

SFR

0.15

0.02

Free

Orange F

0.15

0.02

Free

 

Other great savings include preferred International Long-Distance Rates when calling from home; sharing of the same phone number and voicemails as your Wraptel SIM Card; reduced roaming fees.

To set up your Wraptel VoIP/WIFI App, you will need a Username and Password generated directly by our system. There are three ways to retrieve these information:

 

  1. Send a text from your phone

  2. Via "My Account" online at Wraptel.com

  3. Via "My Account" from Wraptel Support App

 

Click here for more information on our Wraptel VOIP app or visit our FAQ's and select Wraptel VoIP-WIFI Calling App from the dropdown menu for instructions.

Forgot your Wraptel SIM Card at home? No worries! Once your Wraptel VoIP/WIFI Calling App is set up, you can use the App to make and receive calls without the Wraptel SIM Card installed.