Although the AOW Global Data SIM is a data-only service, you can use a VoIP (voice over IP) app like Skype to make calls and send messages - both SMS and multimedia messages like pictures and videos.
Skype is available to use with any smartphone or tablet with an AOW Global Data SIM inserted. To use it, all you need to do is download the Skype app on your mobile device, open the app and login. You can use your regular Skype credentials if you already have an account, or create one on the app.
Using Skype to make calls:
You can make free calls through Skype to any of your Skype contacts. To make free calls, navigate to your contacts and tap the contacts you’d like to call. In the top right corner you will see options to video or voice call this contact.
You can also make calls to regular phone numbers using Skype, but to do so you will need to add Skype credit as these calls will not be free. To make a call to a regular phone number, tap Calls in the navigation bar and then tap the dial pad icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Here, you can dial any phone number to place a call.
Using Skype to send messages:
You can send instant messages through Skype to any of your Skype contacts. To do so, navigate to your contacts and tap the person you’d like to send a message to.
You can also send regular SMS messages using Skype, but you will need to add Skype credit to send these messages.To send SMS over Skype, tap Calls in the navigation bar and then tap the dial pad icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Dial the number, then click the messages icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. This will take you to a new messaging screen where you will start your text history with this contact.
Adding contacts on Skype:
If you have already have Skype contacts, they will be synced to the app - if not, you will need to manually add new contacts by navigating to Contacts and clicking the add contact icon in the top right corner of the screen.
You can also choose to have your phone contacts synced with your Skype account when you set up the app, which will import all your phone contacts with an associated Skype account. To connect with your phone contacts and add them as Skype contacts, simply tap on their name in the contacts section. This will send them a contact request and you will be connected as soon as they confirm.