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Skype Alternatives For VoIP, Video Calls and Conferencing

 Skype Alternatives For VoIP, Video Calls and Conferencing

1.Google Hangouts:

The main featuref of  Google Hangouts, you can chat over text, video or VoIP call, you can also do group video chats with your friends, family or colleagues, up to 10 members and all this for free. If you aren’t from US or Canada then you will have to pay for VoIP calls, but the prices are lowest among all its competitors.The best thing about this app is to you do not install the third party installation software or something like that to start using it, all you have to do is to sign up for free Gmail or Google plus account and you can have access to hangouts & all its features.

2.VSee:

VSee lets you do unlimited group video calls for free. It is used to serve the medical services  and medical consultation over Internet to the people residing in remote areas, but it isn’t limited to that only, you can also use it for your own purpose.

VSee uses 50% less bandwidth than Skype, offers easy file sharing and 720P HD video calling. VSee’s free plan lets you do the following things,

  • Unlimited group video
  • Instant messaging
  • File send
  • 1 screen share per day

 

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3.Uber Conference:

It is the widely used and most trusted software. It has both free and paid plans, let’s find out what this tools has to offer in free plan,UberConference paid plan starts from 10 USD a month.

  • By using this you can do unlimited conferences with up to 10 callers, (up to 100 callers in paid plan)
  • Unlike all other conferences, here No PIN is required for the Organizer, (No PIN at all for everyone in the paid plan)
  • HD Quality Audio and you can record or lock (for security) the call as well
  • Integration with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+ Profiles

4.GOTO Meeting:

GoToMeeting isn’t a free service but when it comes to video conferencing, It is the best among all. If you will use this You can sign up for one month free trial plan and if you like it, you can continue with paid plans starting from 49 USD a month. Let’s find out the prominent features of this tool,

  • Up to 25 members can join for a video conference and can have unlimited meetings
  • HD video and audio quality
  • Supports Mac, Windows PC, iOS  or Android devices
  • Offers single click screen sharing, keyboard or mouse control sharing, draw & highlight on screen and many more features

5.Webex:

Webex is a widely used and trusted tool for holding online meetings. The tool is available on freemium basis. According to the free version contains the  good for small teams up to 3 members and the paid plan starting from 24 USD per host per month allows up to 8 members in the meeting. Let’s find out the features of this tool,

  • HD 720P video and high quality audio
  • Easy screen sharing, apps and file sharing and switching between files
  • You can also  highlight important parts of documents shared in the meeting, online whiteboard so that you can note down important points discussed in the meeting
  • Call me feature, just enter your phone number and you will get a call at the time of meeting. So, you don’t have to worry about the time of the meeting.
  • And many more features

6.Voca:

Voca is undoubtedly the best Skype alternative you can find if you are looking for a platform to make cheap (and free if you and receiver have installed Voca in their devices) international calls through VoIP technology. xxxxxages between app, relatively affordable & convincing call charges to different countries across the globe and lots more. More importantly, all such features are built upon an extremely simple yet impressive User Interface that makes sense.

7.Viber:

It is available on all the platforms.Viber started out as a mobile app for communicating via text or voice call and now it is available on Windows PC and Mac too. With Viber you can make free voice calls as well as video calls all around the world, but for that you have to make sure that Viber is installed on both the devices.

8.Face Time:

Another skype alternative is FaceTime, but only for Mac and iOS users. With FaceTime, you can easily make High quality video calls for free. You can download it from Mac app store for 0.99 USD.

 

 

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