050 plus is an IP phone application for smartphones which allows you to call mobile phones or landlines and talk at fantastic low rates. Unlike free chat software, you are given a special phone number starting with 050.
Main 050 plus Functions
・IP phone function (both make and receive calls) using an 050 phone number
・Voicemail (up to 20 messages of 90 seconds or less can be stored for 168 hours)
--> Sound files of voice messages (wav format) can be sent as email attachments!
・Display of Cost-saving *1
・Contacts list grouping function
・text message function
・Recommend to Friend function
・Function to display the 050 phone number of the free-call recipient
・Mute, speaker, hold functions
*1 The cost displayed by the "Cost-saving" function is only an estimate and may differ from the actual amount saved.
●Customers are responsible for covering packet data transmission fees which arise from calls or receipt of emails. We recommend the use of a capped packet data plan.
●Please read the terms and conditions regarding the use of this application.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs SMS support..
For non 050 users. It's a great app and I'll give it five but it needs the ability to text phones other than 050 account holders.
Good App to Obtain Another Phone Number
Differently from Viber and LINE, you can have a Japanese phone number dedicated for IP phones (050-xxxx-xxxx), and make/receive a call with most landline and mobile phones. The monthly fee of 315 JPY and calling charges are reasonable, compared from Skype. You are required to have an existing mobile phone number for authentication to complete signup.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.