Hardly will I make calls outside the normal way of doing it. Making calls with mobile data may not be a very prudent thing to do. Numerous IM platforms offer voice calling as an add-on, while some have it as their main feature. Of all of them, I’ve used BBM for calls over Wi-Fi and wasn’t too impressed. It doesn’t even feel like you’re making a phone call. While using it, you sense a delay that indicates your voice is taking some time before getting transmitted to the other party.
The most seamless experience I’ve had was with Facebook Messenger. Two Facebook Messenger users with calling feature enabled (Android and iOS devices only), can call each other and have a live discussion over mobile data or Wi-Fi. The calling experience was very clear and smooth with no “buffering” whatsoever.
The only other service I have tried for calling was Skype, which has never worked for me, probably because of the lack of available online contacts. I understand other apps like Viber and Google Hangouts also offer calling via data, though I haven’t experienced either of them.
I wonder if VoIP calls are a thing in these parts. Do you use any of these services? Do you have other apps/services for making calls over the internet that you can swear by? Do you make data calls at all? Give us a reply about your experiences.