Skype’s video chat services work in a variety of bandwidth situations, and keeps a constant monitor of the quality of the call you are currently on.
If you’re not an i Phone owner but still want to get in on the smartphone action that’s totally okay!
There are plenty of great Android phones to look forward to.
First they worked to replicate audio chat like Skype, and then in 2014 introduced video chat functionality.
Although they are relatively new to the marketplace, Viber has build their brand into a strong alternative to existing platforms like Face Time and Skype.
When you think about video chat services, Skype is the gray-haired grandfather that still manages to hang on.
First released in 2003, the system shared a back end with music-sharing system Kazaa (remember music-sharing systems? It grew steadily until 2011, when it was acquired by Microsoft to replace Windows Live Messenger.
One of the best things about it is that it’s massively cross-platform and linked to your Google ID.
Not only does Hangouts work great on every Android phone, you can take it to your desktop — even your Mac desktop.
Keeping your address book in order lets you merge all of your message streams into one easy-to-follow feed.
The only complaint that we had is that there are occasionally unexplained glitches and bugs during calls, but they were rare.
They do still charge either by the minute or with a monthly subscription for calls to phone users outside of the Skype service.