OTT communications apps may sound like a super high tech term, but you probably use one of these every day. In fact, 276.8 million people used OTT apps on their smartphones in 2012, and by 2016 1.32 billion are projected to be saving money on their cell bills each month by putting these apps to work!
So what exactly is an OTT app? OTT refers to "over-the-top" apps and services, such as Voxox, which allow you to stay in touch via text and phone at lower rates than typically offered by your cellular provider.
To show you just how awesome OTT apps are at saving you money, check out these 4 ways you can lower your cell bill with an OTT communications app…
1. Save on Basic Texting
Don't have an unlimited texting plan? Don't worry because with most OTT apps you can send texts for super cheap or free. Plus, many OTT apps have fun features like text translation to make staying in touch easy, no matter who you want to chat with!2. Save on Multi-Media Texting
Texting multi-media can be costly with certain texting plans, but using an OTT communications app can help. Instead of tapping out your texting plan, try out an OTT app and share all your latest pics and videos for free.
3. Save on Phone Calls
Call your friends and family, from anywhere in the world, for free or at really low rates. OTT apps also put tons of cool calling features at your fingertips – call forwarding, voicemail transcription, conference calls, and a few more you’ll really love.
4. Save on Phones
If you need two phone numbers - say one for personal and one for business use - no need to pay for two mobiles! You can use an OTT communications service to get a free phone number and route it to your mobile. Not only will this save you money, but you'll also have the added benefit of just keeping track of one device.
If you're already an OTT communications app fanatic or just want more info on OTT services, check out our Guide to Everything OTT and be sure to tell us your favorite way to save by commenting below or connecting with us on social media -- Facebook, Twitter.