Voice/Video calls, text messages, multimedia messages, etc. always cost. In Iran, most people have to pay a lot of money every month in order to stay connected because the price rates are too high. But these days there are lots of ways to get connected to your friends and family. In fact, we live in an era of instant communication! We all have internet access now so we can use this foundation in order to solve all of our communication problem at very very low cost! In fact, you can do much more with the internet! You can make video calls, send photos and videos and even send your location to your contact to let them know where you are.
In this post, I want to introduce some apps, you can use in your computer, mobile or tablet, in order to connect with your friends and family.
Note: All of these apps have been tested by myself and I’m currently using them.
By far, Skype is the best app to make videos calls via internet.
The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and videoconferencing.
It’s available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian, Blackberry, etc.! In fact, it available for nearly all devices. It also can be installed on your smart TV!
You can download Skype right from here: http://skype.com
2. WhatsApp Messenger
If you’re looking for an app for sending texts, photos, videos, audios, contacts, current location, etc., you can make use of WhatsApp Messenger.
WhatsApp Messenger (WAM) is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other images, video and audio media messages.
WhatsApp Messenger is available for iOS, BlackBerry OS, Android, Symbian, Series 40 and Windows Phone only. WhatsApp synchronizes with the phone’s contact’s book, so users do not need to add contacts in a separate book. Underlying communication is done using the open standard XMPP.
WhatsApp official website: http://whatsapp.com
Most people I know, have Viber installed on their phones. It’s an easy to use voice calling app. The voice quality on Viber is just awesome.
Viber is an application for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Android OS, iOS that allows users to make free phone calls and send free text messages to anyone who has the application installed. Viber works on both 3G and WiFi networks. Versions for BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices are available from May the 9th. However, Viber for Blackberry and Windows phone lack the main feature – free calls among Viber users. The Viber app for Blackberry and Windows phone only let users send text messages to other more than 60 million Viber users but it does not facilitate free phone calls among users with a Blackberry or Windows phone. The limitation seem to be that Blackberry OS does not have easy support for VoIP apps.
Checkout Viber’s website and download it on your device: http://viber.com
There are a lot more apps that have the same functionality but in my opinion, apps I’ve mentioned above, are the best to use.
If you know, any better apps, please leave their names in the comment section down below.
Hope it helps.