Frequently Asked Questions

What is E4Tel and why should I use it?

E4Tel is an application that lets you make free HD-quality calls to other E4Tel users and premium-quality calls to any phone (mobile or landline) all over the world. All at low rates! E4Tel uses your cell phone’s internet connection, be it WiFi, 3G, 4G/LTE instead of your phone’s voice network.
Your friends and family always get calls from your personal phone number. They know it’s you and can even call you back!

Which calls are free?

All E4Tel to E4Tel calls are completely free. Moreover, it is really easy to earn free credits to call to landlines and mobiles by inviting friends.
*Please note that data charges may be applied by your service provider if you are using a cellular internet connection.

I didn't get a message with the verification code

1. Please ensure you enter your phone number in international format with the country code.
Example: +965 123 45 678
You don't need to type "+" - it is added automatically. No 00 or 0 after the country code unless it is the part of your number. If it doesn't help, please send us your phone number and we will try to help!

2. If the validation message doesn't come, please wait for a validation call, or try again.

3. Some VoIP services may be blocked by Internet providers. To make sure E4Tel is not blocked, just try to open E4Telcalls.com in your mobile web browser. If you can't open it, try using some other Internet connection.

I don't have a bank card. How else can I buy credits?

1. Android users can enable mobile phone billing in the Google Play app.
Open the Google Play app > My Account > Add payment method > Enable 'your carrier' billing.
Your carrier needs to be supported by Google Play (for example, Mobily, STC, and Zain are supported in Saudi Arabia).
See the list of supported mobile operators operators (Direct carrier billing > Direct carrier billing availability).

2. Apple iOS users can set up an alternate payment method supported by Apple , including PayPal, Alipay, UnionPay, and mobile phone billing (through supported carriers).

3. E4Tel users in the Middle East region can use CASHU to recharge their balance.

How can I get free credits?

Invite friends to E4Tel to earn free credits after your friend tops up their balance (deposits of £4 or greater).
Open Get Free Credits (side menu of the E4Tel app on Android or Gift button on iOS) to invite your friends, see the current reward campaign rules, and the amount of bonuses you can receive.
In order to get your bonus you need to make sure that your friends use the referral link that you have shared with them to download E4Tel on their smartphone.
IMPORTANT: Please ask your friends NOT to switch their internet connection type (3G/WiFi) after clicking on the referral link.
If your friend clicks the referral link while on a 3G network and then switches to WiFi to download the app, (or if there is a significant time between clicking the link and signing up) E4Tel may not be able to track your referral due to technical restrictions. Once your friend has downloaded the app and signed up, they may switch their internet connection whenever they like.

I invited a friend but did not get a bonus.

Please note that there are certain technical limitations to our referral program:
• We can credit bonuses to your account only when your friend clicks on your referral link from their mobile device, installs the app, and signs up right after the installation.
• Your friend must be a first-time E4Tel user.
• If your friend doesn’t click your referral link and download the app directly from the store, we won't be able to credit you a bonus.
• If your friend clicks on several different referral links, we can only credit a bonus to the owner of the most recently clicked link.
• Your friend should not switch their internet connection type (e.g. 3G to Wi-Fi) during the registration process.

Does E4Tel charge any extra fees?

There is a fixed per-minute rate that you see before making your call to cellular and landline phones. There are no hidden charges or connection fees in E4Tel.
*Please note that data charges may be applied by your service provider if you are using cellular internet connection.

Will E4Tel run on my device?

E4Tel is available for:
• iPhone® 4s and higher (OS 8.0 and higher);
• iPad® (OS 8.0 and higher);
• Android™ phones (OS 4.4 and higher);
• Android™ tablets (OS 4.4 and higher).

If I change my device, will my credit transfer to the new device?

You will need to sign in with the old phone number to use your old account on the other device.
Thus, you will need to put the old SIM in the new device or have the old phone with the old SIM nearby to verify your account on the new device.
Please note that the allowed amount of devices for your single E4Tel account is limited. Please contact E4Tel support for more information if you believe you have reached the limit.

I'm experiencing an echo issue, what should I do?

Echoes are caused by feedback between the phone’s speaker and microphone. If your contacts say they hear an echo while talking (they hear their own words), the problem is likely on your end.
On Android, we recommend reducing the microphone and speaker volume on your device. To do so, when the call is in progress:
· tap the gear icon to open the microphone gain slider, and then set it to minimum;
· reduce the speaker volume with the volume buttons.
If you are experiencing an echo issue on iOS, please contact E4Tel support.

How do I report a bug or quality issue?

Please open the side menu on Android or Settings tab on iOS, choose Help and Support > Contact Support, and describe the issue that you are experiencing.

How can I enable or disable auto top-up?

We strongly recommend you check the auto top-up checkbox after successful payment with your credit or debit card. This setting automatically tops-up your E4Tel balance by £8 when the balance falls below £1.
You can disable auto top-up any time on the E4Tel website in the My balance section. Android app users can also switch it off in the Payment settings section of the E4Tel app side menu.

Does E4Tel see or keep my bank card number?

E4Tel doesn't store bank card data – the card information is securely protected by the payment processing system. For your convenience, you may select for the secure payment system to save your card information for future payments. This way, you would not be required to enter your card details again when making another payment.

How to spend less and talk more?

Purchase credits on the E4Tel website and don't pay the Google Play / App Store fee.
Save up to 30%*!
* Depending on the country.
If you make business calls with E4Tel, contact us to get an invoice for your company (£100 and more). We will top up your E4Tel account when we receive the wire transfer.

Got another question?

Write to us on Contact support [email protected]