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9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering

Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
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ooVoo 
You'll need only a webcam, microphone and a broadband Internet connection to use ooVoo, which can be used to hold free video chats for a maximum of 12 people. 
The service collects your contacts' information from email, IM, and social media accounts. You can use it for full-screen chats, or to talk, text, and send files in real-time. Calls can be recorded and shared.
ooVoo can be used to start calls with people who don't have the service. You can start a Web-based chat with anyone by sending them a link to join your video call. It's available for desktops and smartphones running iOS, Android, or Windows.
(Image: ooVoo)

ooVoo

You'll need only a webcam, microphone and a broadband Internet connection to use ooVoo, which can be used to hold free video chats for a maximum of 12 people.

The service collects your contacts' information from email, IM, and social media accounts. You can use it for full-screen chats, or to talk, text, and send files in real-time. Calls can be recorded and shared.

ooVoo can be used to start calls with people who don't have the service. You can start a Web-based chat with anyone by sending them a link to join your video call. It's available for desktops and smartphones running iOS, Android, or Windows.

(Image: ooVoo)

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shamika
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shamika,
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1/25/2016 | 6:23:39 AM
Talky
Awesome. By the way does this support any type of Android phone?
shamika
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shamika,
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1/25/2016 | 6:23:02 AM
Re: Google Voice
This seems to be an interesting initiative. This will definitely be a threat to skype in future.
hohum
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hohum,
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1/23/2016 | 8:08:32 PM
Re: Pending Review
Not a great article....

facetime is hardly an alternative as it only works Apple stuff.

13% of phones and 8% of PCs

 
TomDausy
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1/23/2016 | 12:02:29 PM
Google Voice
Worth mentioning that Google Voice is now fully integrated within Google Hangouts
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