Microsoft made it easier to do VOIP in Windows Phone 8, but not many apps have taken advantage of it. Microsoft’s own Skype app is one of the few to do VOIP, but others are on the way. Fring and Vonage have both said they will be coming to Windows Phone 8 in the future.
Fring and Vonage both have apps for Android and iOS. Fring tells Trutower.com that a Windows Phone 8 is on their roadmap, but they don’t have any specific release date in mind. Vonage responded to a customer asking about Windows Phone saying they are planning to have Windows Phone support in the near “future.”
We;re excited to see more VOIP apps in the Windows Phone Store. WP8 has hooks that allows VOIP apps to run in the background and wake up when calls come in. In this time of expensive calling plans VOIP apps can save users a lot of money. Hopefully these two apps arrive soon.