Phone calls havenít changed much since Alexander Graham Bell. Sure, mobile phones dropped the wires, but it's still two people using their voices and ears. What if you could use an image or a map instead? That's just what Vodafone Call+ lets you do.
You can send a picture or a location for your friend's phone to display while it's ringing. That way people will know why you're calling before they pick up. You can send more stuff during the call too, including stream live video.
Message+ is the texting companion to Call+. It combines text messages in a threaded view and does group chat to boot. The app also lets you send fun stickers, photos, location, voice messages. You can extend Message+ functionality with add-ons.
Note that Call+ is not a Wi-Fi calling solution, calls go through Vodafone's network and standard charges apply. You will need a data connection for the multimedia features to work though. Same goes for Message+ - texts are sent though SMS, multimedia through an Internet connection.
You can grab Vodafone Call+ and Message+ (it's a single download) from the Google Play Store. By the way, if you have an Android Wear smartwatch you can use it check notifications from the app.
It's about time the networks give free video calling which phones have had built in for years. Yes there are free apps to do this but networks should give this for free, just use the data plan. A call is just data
This sounds interesting. Vodafone is a bit late in the race but given its vast global presence it can actually reach more folks around the planet. Provided it markets it well...
So +Message = Hangouts then -without the Vodaphone connection ?