Browse the table below to look for your phone’s manufacturer – click on the link to read more about playing bingo on your phone or if you’re feeling lucky click the button to head to straight to our top recommendation.
- Device compatibility – how well does the app work on the phone
- Reputation – what are people saying about this bingo app
- Value for Money – mobile bingo bonuses, price of cards, terms and conditions etc.
Let’s take a quick look at each of these:
The confusing thing here is that some phone manufacturers sell phones with the choice of either of two operating systems. The most common example is Windows or Android. While Windows Phone might be super-fast and easy to use when it comes to finding compatible apps things are a little trickier. The upshot is that when you’re looking for an app for your HTC One you also need to have in mind whether your One S is running Windows Phone 8 or some member of the Android zoo.
In the end though, the top apps, and mFortune especially, are doing everything in their power to bridge the compatibility gaps and most smartphone owners will have no trouble evaluating how well an app works on their handset: it will work just fine :-).
This is typically a much harder thing to gauge – opinions vary about every online bingo site and this is just as true for phone-friendly ones as it is for desktop games. Look for certificates showing that software has been independently tested and that the operator is registered with an appropriate gambling authority.
3. Value for Money
Finally, the hardest of all to get a handle on is value for money. But there are a few tricks you can use:
- Sign up for free and use the “no deposit” bonus to try out a game before using your money
- Deposit small amounts and play responsibly
- Remember that this is first and foremost a game and that we’re here to have fun!
- Keep half an eye on the number of people playing and the price of the tickets – if you and 100 other people playing for £5 prizes then there’s something wrong somewhere!
For more detail on individual phone-friendly bingo games, see our list of reviews.