It seems that the era of using actual land line telephones has come to an end. To make things even more interesting, nowadays more and more people prefer to use mobile applications to make voice and video calls. This is great, as there are many applications out there that allow you to make voice/video calls with the “power” of the internet.
In fact, by using these kinds of applications, you will be able to keep in touch with your friends that live in other countries, without spending a fortune to call them every day for a few hours on their landline or mobile phone number.
WhatsApp is a very popular application that currently has over 1.2 billion monthly active users. As expected, the other persons will need to have this application installed on their device in order to call them. WhatsApp comes with many nice features and options such as Voice/Video Calls, share location, group chats, last seen and many others.
Google Duo is a video chatting application and even if it’s not as popular as WhatsApp, it is pretty good. In order to use this application, you will just need to enter your mobile phone number to get verified and after that you can start making free video calls. The only downside is that the other person will need to have Google Duo installed on his device.
“Hangouts” is another application developed by the big search engine company. It comes with many features and it allows you to make both voice and video calls. To make things even better, you can use the Hangouts Dialer app to make calls in Canada and US for free, without using your cell plan minutes.
Skype is a very nice application that’s available on multiple platforms (both desktops and mobile). Using this application, you can make voice and video calls, and also to call landline or mobile phone number as long as you use the Skype Out feature. The downside is that when you will use the Skype Out feature, you will need to charge up your account with credit, as it will cost some money, but keep in mind that the tariffs are pretty decent.