Facebook Hello: A New Kind Of Dialer For Android

By on April 28, 2015

Do you know one billion phone calls are made every day in USA alone? Now you do have a pretty good idea how much calls people make monthly but on the other hand dialing is not a fun because phones, even smartphones don’t recognize numbers some time, it is still quite difficult to manage contacts because you can save them on the SIM card, phone itself and Google account on Android devices that some time lead to duplication.

Wi-Fi call is a relatively new feature but most of the smartphones don’t have the proper software to take benefit of this feature. So Facebook decided to fill this gap with the help of their app and service named Hello. Obviously Facebook has motives to become the centralized app and service for all of your communication yet it offers advanced features like Wi-Fi calling as well as promise of modernize your devices.

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Currently Hello is available for Android devices only and you can download it for free from Google Play Store. Hello replaces the native Android dialer and uses VoIP via Wi-Fi in order to make free phone calls. According to the company, there are three key features in Hello app for Android; first of all, this app automatically recognizes the phone number and shows caller IDs even if you don’t have those numbers stored on your device. It uses Facebook to identify those numbers and caller. Secondly, the same feature allows users to block unwanted phone calls pretty easily because you don’t have to know the name of caller in order to block it.

Hello is packed with a powerful search feature that allows users to find the local businesses and their contact information without any hassle. As mentioned above, Hello promotes VoIP calling that uses Facebook Messenger for this purpose. VoIP is already a part of Facebook Messenger but using this function via a phone dialer is a whole different and better experience that makes it easier for users to make phone calls for free. You can respond to the missed calls via Facebook Messenger too that is a pretty awesome feature.

Although Hello has an advantage over most of the other dialer apps and services available today yet there are so many apps that are way more productive and popular than Facebook Hello. Obviously Hello will face tough competition in upcoming week from other dialer apps like Google Hangouts Dialer that has 5 million downloads, Viber which has 100 million downloads and Skype which has 500 million downloads.

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Martin Scholes

Martin is an IT professional with passion of discovering new apps on iOS and Android platform. His primary objective is to provide in-depth analysis of different apps and their features as well as keep the readers update with the relevant news.

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  • Markos

    Hello sounds amazing. I really like this app and might start using it very soon. I truly hope that it is for free. I like its performances like automatic save and the ability to call your contacts via facebook or other social network. LIke

  • Bern.

    Hmm for me this application is nothing special. I mean there are million other applications available on play store that are actually for free. The only thing for using the apps is of course -Internet..

  • Joana Smith

    I agree with you Bern. I am using so many different applications that are free and available on play store and are performing so great. Hello is just an update it is not a whole new application. So, that’s why it didn’t catch my eye

  • Anna

    To be honest i don’t like Hello application that much. I don’t know whether it is the fact that i don’t want to try new application or what i am not sure but i simply wouldn’t

  • Jonathan-32

    Well i like Hello application just because, Hello replaces the native Android dialer and uses VoIP via Wi-Fi and one can use it any time.

  • Bingo

    What an amazing new Hello app. I totally like it. I works amazing and the voip update is amazing as well. Cool

  • Erica

    Well i am not impressed because almost all internet calling and messaging applications work more over the same way.

  • Chia Li

    Why using this or any other additional application instead of using the already known ones. At least we are sure that they are good

  • The Police Man

    Hello Is magnificent application but it’s currently available only for Android devices :/

  • Alice

    Well personally i don’t like it because maybe now it is a free application or its just some trial period but i think that the premium usage is way too expensive

  • Gabriel Moran

    Well as it is said in the text above. It is available only for Android devices so i downloaded it and I installed it. But i can not start using it because of x reasons i can not respond through Facebook Messenger?

  • Mike

    It happened to me the same some time ago. Try to remove the application completely from your device and then try to reinstall it again. Anyway it all depends on the kind of Android device you posses..

  • Silvio

    There has always been competition, but Hello seems like a good dialer app, worth giving it a try.

  • MyNameIsWhat

    Another great app in the bunch. I downloaded it a few days ago and uninstalled Viber shortly after. This app is so much simpler and very professionally designed. It has all the tools one can need.

  • Leona L.

    Once they launched the app, they knew that there will be competition :) Each one of them is unique in a way..

  • Alex who

    I tried using this app, but something went wrong. I think I will stick to Viber for now

  • Mark

    I’m really curious about other apps that are similar to Hello. I would like to give it a try if it’s worth my time :)

  • Jessica L.

    I prefer Hello over other apps similar to it. It functions great and I would recommend it to all who are interested in this type of apps. :)