Elmo Calls Games App Review (iOS, $0.99)

  • Category: Games
  • Publisher: Sesame Street
  • Updated: Dec, 09 2011
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 42.61 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Sesame Workshop Apps

Minor bug fix to address call hangups.

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
126 Ratings
All Versions:
1384 Ratings


Pick up the phone, Elmo’s calling! Receive video calls, audio calls, and voicemail from Sesame Street’s own furry, red monster. Or, give him a call yourself! With Elmo Calls you can laugh, play, and sing with Elmo!

* Receive audio and video calls from Elmo, or dial Elmo yourself.
* Receive voicemail from Elmo regularly and listen to the messages any time.
* See live video of yourself in the corner of the screen while you’re chatting with Elmo.
* Grown-ups can activate calls or schedule calls for a variety of situations, such as going to the doctor, bath time and learning to potty.
* Now optimized for the iPad, iPhone 5 and Gen 5 iPod touch! ***

"Elmo Calls" encourages children to engage in imaginative play, practice listening skills and sing songs with Elmo! This app also fosters self-confidence by encouraging children to celebrate important life moments, such as visiting the doctor, going to the potty and learning the alphabet!

The Sunny Day Sampler Call pack comes with your purchase of Elmo Calls. This pack includes 9 fun-filled calls for you and your child to enjoy right away! For even more calls, download "Special Visits" and "Holidays" for FREE, plus you can buy additional Call Packs easily right within the app:

* ABCs: Saying your ABCs is fun! It’s even more fun with Elmo!
* Special Visits: Elmo wants to talk about your special plans for today. (FREE)
* Holidays: Holidays are fun to celebrate and Elmo wants to celebrate with you! (FREE)
* You Can Do It!: No matter what you're learning, whether its your ABCs or using the potty, Elmo wants to cheer you on.
* Sing with Elmo!: Elmo sings for you! You can sing along or just listen.
* Happy Habits:Healthy habits are more fun when you do them with Elmo.
* Laugh with Elmo: Elmo just wants to say hi!
* Playdate with Elmo: Play and pretend with Elmo!

* Supports iPad, iPhone 3GS+ and iPod gen 3+ running iOS5+
* The Mute switch needs to be in the OFF position for sound to play and you need to allow Push Notifications to receive scheduled calls from Cookie Monster!

About Us
* Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s media with the landmark Sesame Street. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

* IDEO is a human-centered design and innovation firm ranked independently among the ten most innovative companies in the world. Learn how our team of child-development experts, veteran toy designers and interaction designers approach the creation of award-winning kid apps at www.ideotoylab.com.

NOTE: The Mute switch needs to be in the OFF position for sound to play and you need to allow Push Notifications to receive scheduled calls from Elmo!

Customer Reviews

  • Very good

    by Jpross78

    Daughter likes it

  • Fun

    by Michelle and trey

    Love it !

  • Love it

    by Mmilne2011

    Tons of fun for my babies.

  • Love this !!!!!!

    by Amandanicolexo

    My 9 month old daughter loves Elmo! It's an obsession! Lol this app is sooo cute that he can FaceTime with kids and educational too when you can set it up to call at certain times of the day to rind them to do things like bedtime, brushing their teeth, etc! I love this app, best 99 cents I've ever spent to see my daughter so happy to talk to Elmo :)

  • The best app

    by Yomomma69

    I bought this for my baby cousin and she freaking loves this app☺️

  • Annoying

    by Binsmommy

    The only problem I have with the app is the calls keep dropping when my son try's to answers the video calls.

  • Elmo Calls

    by NBharani

    Very addictive to my 2 year old grandchild.

  • Great App

    by Ducksgirl37

    We love it! Very cute and I like that it's teaching some letters too. My son enjoys seeing himself with it being a realistic video call.

  • Fun

    by Chuck395

    Both my daughters love calling elmo. Weonly wish it had more options. Either way its a great app.

  • Great app!

    by Elmo's biggest fan

    My little girl loves Elmo and this app came in real handy while on the plane flying to visit family. Kept her entertained (even with the sound off) when things started to get rough at the end if the flight! Highly recommended.

  • Fun!

    by Stpmakingsnse

    Having a great time playing with this with my 2 year old. Every now and then there is a glitch that causes the "call" to end and revert back to the menu as soon as we press "answer", otherwise it's great!

  • My stinker loves it!

    by Unicorn man123

    i think it is a really good app for entertaining your little one!

  • Great

    by Autumn899

    I just bought this app for myself and It is great I would totally recommend this for the young and old children and for families

  • One of the BEST!

    by Emma Kruczek

    I use it in a children's er it is one of the best apps for children there is!! We put stitches in a 2 yr old with out meds looking at this app!! Great job!!!

  • Good but needs improvement

    by Mnkymomma

    My 18 month old loves this app! I'm only giving 3 stars because the "Surprises" video doesn't work, it crashes after you hit the answer call button, and it doesn't tell you how much it will cost when you go to buy new calls. If those things get fixed I would give this app 5 stars!

  • Elmo

    by Lcc708

    Great learning game!

  • Better for the Future

    by redstars

    Love this app!! Elmo is a great inspiration for learning and growing! Was a great inspiration when I was growing up and still think he's adorable and it really attracts kids and gets their attention to learn!! I do see it in kids and parents that Elmo is great for the future

  • Elmo

    by Willeye777

    i recommend this app for kids! Great apps!

  • Elmo Calls

    by B.J. Cossack

    My granddaughter loves this! My daughter says this has saved her so many times when nothing will work. ❤️

  • Funny!

    by OutsideMoon

    This app is great, my kids love it!

  • Ok

    by XtremeS10

    It crashes on the first call you make every time. But my 7month old loves it.

  • Lost $$$

    by RedNjamison

    Daughter loves this app. I bought a couple extras that when I reinstalled the app they took back! The timer doesn't work either.

  • Makes my little girl laugh

    by Trimbleteacher

    Very cute app! My daughter loves it!

  • Great concept

    by Januaryrain

    I definitely love the ability to have my child get calls from Elmo. I purchased the daily habits set as well as another one to have more variety. It's the best $3 I ever spent. Sure, she'll take her bath--Elmo encouraged her to. It's a great way for her to get reinforcement of good habits.

  • Elmo Calls

    by David Valedofsky

    Very entertaining app for my granddaughter who just loves this character.

  • awesome

    by Geilannn

    This app is awesome. My babies love it. Keeps em busy when I want.

  • Doesn't always work

    by Doesn't always work

    The different choices of phone calls don't always work on first, second, third try. When it does work properly it's fun!

  • Pretty boring actually

    by All nicknames taken! 34544

    It's just Elmo talking to you. There's no interaction at all (that i know of). I deleted it right away

  • Great!

    by Jfulger

    My 2 yr old LOVES talking to Elmo!

  • Great concept, great app!

    by Nappy177

    My 18 month old absolutely loves this app! Totally worth the money to see him so happy! Yay for Elmo!

  • My daughter loves this app!!!

    by Megip00

    It is awesome! My 1 year old daughter loves to face time and there is not always someone available to FaceTime with her. With this app she can face time with her favorite Sesame Street character anytime. Also check out the app with Cookie Monster.. Wish there was one with abbey cadabby

  • Ok but needs More variety

    by Washington dc too

    Ok but needs More variety

  • Great App!

    by Robbie Betterman

    This app is great for my one and a half-year-old she don't even mind that it's the same thing over and over again.

  • Elmo calls

    by AppleUser86

    Sometimes the calls just click off otherwise it's really great! 18 month grandson loves it!

  • Waste of $

    by Sarah*mack

    App crashes waste of money

  • Only ok but entertains 2 yo

    by Macks010403

    I wish I had known it was only a couple of calls for this. I guess I should have known for the price! But it has entertained all the kids and my 2 yo loves Elmo. Ill probably end up buying the rest of the calls. I would have preferred buying it all up front for more money.

  • Great! Sister loves it but...

    by yeeehj

    Awesome kiddie app but there needs to be more options.

  • 17 Month Old is in Love!

    by CFreem

    We love this app. My daughter loves "chatting" with Elmo every morning!

  • 17 month old loves it

    by Teresa Connelly

    My 17 mo old just recently discovered Elmo & loves this app. It's great entertainment

  • Fun for your little one

    by Ediesmommy

    My toddler lives Elmo and really loves him calling her. Very cute and entertaining. I wish it came with more included though.

  • Lamo

    by Gopappy


  • Disappointing

    by Spudzaiah

    Elmo doesn't give any time for the child to respond. My daughter tries to talk to Elmo but can't get a word in before he hangs up. The app is very limited to a few videos and requires more money for more content. Pretty lame in my opinion.

  • Not cool

    by Rdmomma

    I just bought this and the sound doesn't work...

  • Great app

    by Fatalcrow

    Kids love it

  • Daughter LOVES IT!

    by Zombieaddict109

    My daughter always loved Elmo but slipped away as soon as she became 2. The second she saw this she LOVED it! She sees me FaceTime with friends and now she can FaceTime with Elmo!

  • Elmo

    by Mommytoadiva1

    Worth paying for my lo loves it

  • Brilliant

    by azvmomma

    Awesome app! My 3 year old was laughing the whole time. He loves it! They also have a Cookie Monster one he really likes too.

  • Elmo rocks!

    by margie46

    Spent a good 20 minutes with my 17 month old grandson who loves Elmo! More animals please!

  • Waste of Money

    by AppDude60585

    My two year old was bored after a few minutes. This paid app is just a front end to get you to buy more phone calls.

  • Great app for 1.5 year old

    by Charlieandernie

    My 1.5 year old loves this! We have used FaceTime with him when talking to grandpa so he immediately recognized the FaceTime format with Elmo. He is young enough where he doesn't care f it's the same conversation with Elmo... He just loves to see him!

  • Not worth it

    by Another elmo mom

    3 calls and 2 voicemails. Thought it would offer more. Hearing this over and over is driving me insane

  • No big deal

    by Josebox

    No big deal

  • Awesome


    It is so cool that Elmo can be talking to you- but he's not really!

  • Awesome


    It is so cool that Elmo can be talking to you- but he's not really!

  • My 2 year old loves

    by Snowboardwithben

    My son loves this app & it is a great way to entertain

  • Don't do it

    by qwetyupdcggcggjnhessgjjgxdzcvv

    Elmo is a cheap Cheek Never Pick up the phone Please listen to me The next day your see your kid Calling random people


    by Chevy Man4

    Waste of money thought it would be funny he only says the memes and that's it

  • So funny!

    by Neko Catnip

    I this is so funny it doesn't matter what age you are it's just fun!

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