Text chatting and voice calling is the thing of past, people now like to video chat with their friends and family. Not only it is much more pleasing to see your friends however as the video calls are free it won’t even hurt on your pocket. If you are having an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (which already has front facing camera) then all you require is internet connection in your mobile and then you can very easily video chat with your friends for free.
If you are using unlimited internet plan (or a cheap internet plan), then your actual video call cost is almost free. The data consumed in a video call is very less and thus the cost is effectively zero. However person you are calling also needs to have video calling facility (may be on his computer or mobile phone), then only you will be able to see the other person.
In order to make video calls you need to install application on your iOS device which support video calling and that’s it. You will find that your friend is also using the same application (or you may ask your friend to do so) and thus you can video chat with him for free.
- Install device specific voip Application: Some voip providers offer app just for iPhone, some even offer a special iPad application. In any case you can atleast install the iPhone app (if iPad app is not available)
- Video Call for Free: The below listed application allows you to video call for free with the friends who are also using the same app. You and your friend both need to be online and remain connected to internet when you make call.
- Talk/Text for free: Not only video calls, you can talk and text free.
- Cheap International calls: Though you can make video calls to the person who is using the same app, however you can even make cheap international calls (voice calls and not video) to a person who may not be using smartphone or this particular voip application.
- Video calling people who are not using iPhone: You want to video chat with a friend who is not using iPhone. Now what. Please note that there are voip applications which are available for other platforms as well. For example if you use Skype on your iPhone and your friend who has android mobile (or use computer) also use Skype app, then you two can video chat with each other for free.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/tango-review-free-video-calls-from-mobile-phone/
App Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tango-text-voice-video/id372513032?mt=8&uo=4&at=11ld9T
Tango offers free video calls from Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Desktop. Its a widely popular app with more than 600 million downloads. It also offers free voice calls and text messages. The video call quality is also really good, so its a must try from my side.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/skype-reviews-look-at-all-skype-features/
App Download Link: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-iphone/
Skype is one of the most widely used voip service for making video calls. It has application for computer, android, iPhone, Blackberry and windows mobile. Most of your friends may already be using Skype app so making calls is easy and free. The video call quality is also pretty great. It also offers free voice calls and text messages. Its a must try app.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/google-hangouts-review-make-free-group-video-calls/
App Download Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id643496868?mt=8
One of the best way to make video calls is to use Google Hangouts. The good thing is it is available for most the types of mobile platforms which means that you will be able to video call with almost all your friends (assuming they have installed Hangouts on their mobile device). Moreover the call quality is also pretty decent and it offers free group video calls as well (which is a premium feature in Skype). In short it is a must to have application.
App Review Link: http://voipnina.com/apple-facetime-review-make-video-calls-from-ios-mac/
App Download Link: http://www.apple.com/in/ios/facetime/
Apple Facetime is probably the best way to make video calls if you are having an iOS device. The call quality is amazing, calling procedure is very simple. Everything is at just click of a button. However the problem is that you will be able to call only those of your friends who are having an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch or Macbook). If you have friends who are using Facetime, then you must definitely use this app.