We started service in 2012 with Fongo Mobile and over 2.3 million people have registered with Fongo to date. Fongo Mobile uses Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for calling and texting (SMS) using your Wi-Fi connection, existing data plan (3G/LTE), or the Fongo Wireless network.
When you’re connected on a call, Fongo uses 0.5MB of data per calling minute, so a 500MB data plan gives you approximately 1000 calling minutes per month. Note: Switching between Wi-Fi and data during a call is not supported.
Call anywhere in Canada for free*, anytime, anywhere. Plus, Fongo offers low worldwide rates with World Credits, available for all Fongo calling services.
Fongo comes with a real phone number for unlimited calling to any number. Do your family and friends live in a different city or province? Choose a phone number in their local area so their calls to you are free. Or, log in to your account and transfer your existing home or mobile phone number to Fongo for a one-time $25 fee. It’s fast and easy.
Free calling features include visual voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 911 service**, and more.
Send Unlimited Text and Picture Messages with Fongo Mobile
Send that clever text. Upload a favorite photo. Fongo Messaging lets you share content with Fongo friends for free.
All incoming text messages are free. Add an unlimited text messaging (SMS) package nominal monthly fee to text non-Fongo phone numbers.
Travel with Fongo Mobile
Call and text from anywhere in the world and save. Simply find a spot with Wi-Fi coverage to place calls or send messages back home. Call all of Canada for free*, no matter where you’re calling from. Or add World Credits for calls to the Territories and all other Countries.
A question we get asked constantly is how we can offer such an amazing mobile app for free. We make money through banner ad revenue located within the app, as well as selling texting (SMS) plans, World Credits.
** See here for 911 features and limitations