You must be using your Android mobile set for calling friends and relatives every now and then. Spending hours chatting to someone special or to a distant relative has been made extremely easy and pocket-friendly by the VoIP apps developed for Android devices.
However, have you ever pondered upon the technology that has made it possible? No? Well, this is VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, which has made communication a breeze. VoIP is not a new technology and it has been over a decade since it was first introduced. During all these years, the technology has only been developed further, and now it has been extended to Android mobile devices. In this article, we will take a look at 5 of the best VoIP based apps for Android mobiles.
We are intentionally skipping Skype and Viber because these are extremely popular and users are pretty much aware of their pros and cons. We will look at 5 lesser known yet powerful Android apps.
This is an all-in-one VoIP based app for communication, which offers unlimited free calls, group calls, and the options of video recording, texting, group video recording, and many more activities. Users have the option of choosing either from the app’s communication service list (such as 4 way group chat, 1 on 1 video chat, Wi-Fi, 3G) or get connected with others by using the Live Texting Feature. The most amazing feature of this app is its high quality of audio and video chats.
This is yet another extremely popular app that is useful for voice and video calling from Android based mobiles. Tango offers the leverage to make video and voice calls free of cost. It also allows sending text messages and video messages free of cost, along with pictures and images. Another USP of the app is that it seamlessly integrates with any Android based mobiles and users can make free calls via 3G, 4G as well as Wi-Fi connection.
ooVoo is an awesome app that can be used for making free video calls. The app helps in making free video calls and voice calls, as well as sending free instant messages. The users can use this app to find and make video calls to those in the Facebook friend list. It also indulges in the best HD quality video calls and offers the option of inviting up to as many as 12 people to join in a group for free video calls.
This is another VoIP based app that can be used on Android based smart phones. KakaoTalk can be used for making free texting and free calls. This app like many other apps, provides the option of making group calls of HD sound quality. It also helps in scheduling an appointment in chat rooms. The app offers a wide range of animated emoticons, themes and stickers absolutely free of cost.
This particular app offers users the options of making free voice calls and send messages free of cost, irrespective of the location of the user, 24 hours a day. LINE is used by millions of users in more than 230 countries all over the world and is considered to be one of the best VoIP based apps. It has a message function that helps users send messages with a number of colorful icons, images and even information about the current location at any given point in time. The funny stickers that are available with the messaging option really make messaging a great fun for the users.
Though there are a number of other VoIP based apps, these are only 5 of them that are widely used all over the world, but somehow not always considered to be the frontrunners like Skype and Viber, Google + and the likes.