Everyone loves free things, which is why so many people are switching over to mobile VoIP (mVoIP.) If you want to jump on the mVoIP bandwagon, make sure you choose the appropriate application.

So what should you look for in an mVoIP provider? Here are five things:

1. Free Phone Number

You might think that a free phone number is automatically part of your package, but that isn't always the case. If you want to get the most out of your provider, make sure you get a free phone number. If you frequently travel internationally, you might also want to look into a service that offers an international phone number—with or without an additional fee.

2. Options for Incoming Calls

Like standard services, you should look for a provider that offers you multiple options for incoming calls. Services such as call forwarding are incredibly valuable, especially for business use. Other features you may want include call blocking, caller ID, and voicemail.

3. Text Voicemail

Speaking of voicemail, another feauture you might want is text voicemail—or voicemail transcription. This handy feature offers you privacy and convenience, especially if you are a busy person—or in a meeting. With text voicemail, you can opt to receive a copy of your voicemails via text.

4. Conference Calling

Although it may seem like something that is strictly for businesses, conference calling is a practical feature for everyone. You can use it contact multiple people all at once, which is perfect for teams and bands. It is also handy for situations where you want to talk to multiple friends at once. Even if you don't think you will use it, it is something worth having.

Some services allow you to contact up to 20 people in a single phone call, so choose a service provider that offers the level of conference calling you need.

5. Media Sharing

Social media, photos, and videos have become a part of daily life for most people. Although it might seem like every mVoIP service offers media sharing, some services don't. If you enjoy sharing viral videos or memes, then you will definitely want a service that offers unlimited media sharing.

You can also find services that offer fax services, which is handy for business purposes.

When it comes to choosing an mVoIP provider, it is important you do your research. Comparison shop and look for a service that offers these five features—even if you don't use them daily, these features are handy to have.