Free app for Android that uses Wi-Fi or your data connection to call facebook friends
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Hello Caller ID & Blocking is an app designed by Facebook for Android users that lets you chat with friends without using Facebook Messenger or text messages.
Since separating Facebook and Facebook Messenger, a large number of people switched to other apps that let them chat with friends. If you are tired of opening a separate app to send or receive messages via Facebook, this app is a great option for you. Though it does use Facebook, it automatically opens a chat window on that site to let you chat with those on your contact list. You can only talk to those on your list though, which may limit how often you use it.
The first time that you use Hello Caller & ID Blocking, you can set up both how you want to use it and how you want to block calls. Whether you have telemarketers calling, or you have people calling to talk to the person who last had your number, you can use this app to block those unwanted calls. Though Facebook claims that the app can block a lot of calls, it doesn't give you a lot of blocking options. You can choose to block numbers listed as private though or block calls from common numbers that others blocked.
When you want to make a call, you can use Hello Caller & ID Blocking to access your contact list and choose a contact to call. The app requires that you have a WiFi connection to place that call or that you have a data plan. Keep in mind that longer calls can quickly eat through a smaller data plan. As you talk, the app will show you the profile photo of your friend as well as his or her name. You can talk for hours at a time, but the quality of the call will depend on your connection.
This is not an actual call app though. It only lets you send and receive messages through your chat window. If you want to actually speak to people and do all the things you would do on a standard call, you should use your phone. This app is really best for those who need to make international calls or those who want to stay in touch with Facebook friends. Hello Caller & ID Blocking offers some blocking features but not nearly as many as most blocking apps do.