Skype Alternatives?

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  • roberthenry888
    roberthenry888
    Participant

    My Skype is so bad I can’t even use it to make a voice call. What do you use? Even if it’s not video.

    #36438
    Callum
    Callum
    Participant

    Google Hangouts work great. Simple IM, good video that rarely gets dropped, free group video, plus if you have a gmail, you already have it.

    #36453
    roberthenry888
    roberthenry888
    Participant

    Nice one. I’ll try it later.

    #36454
    Alexander
    Alexander
    Participant

    mobile app: (Apple’s  facetime, iMessage),Line, viber, whatsapp, wechat, qq, voxer……..bunch of apps on app store

    pc: (if you got a Mac)facetime,qq……maybe there are more

    #36458
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    I stopped using Skype over a year ago. Yet another web based service China apparently deems necessary to be fucked with.

    #36460
    roberthenry888
    roberthenry888
    Participant

    I stopped using Skype over a year ago. Yet another web based service China apparently deems necessary to be fucked with.

    So what do you use now then?

    #36461
    roberthenry888
    roberthenry888
    Participant

    mobile app: (Apple’s facetime, iMessage),Line, viber, whatsapp, wechat, qq, voxer……..bunch of apps on app store pc: (if you got a Mac)facetime,qq……maybe there are more

    Do you use any of these? I’m trying Facetime with a friend later, but not everyone has an apple product. I looked at Viber, wechat, and wahtsapp last night but I need something I can use on my Macbook pro and these are phone apps right? Does qq have video chat?

    #36462
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    Does qq have video chat?

    QQ does now have a webcam function.

    #36463
    Alexander
    Alexander
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Alexander wrote:</div>
    mobile app: (Apple’s facetime, iMessage),Line, viber, whatsapp, wechat, qq, voxer……..bunch of apps on app store pc: (if you got a Mac)facetime,qq……maybe there are more

    Do you use any of these? I’m trying Facetime with a friend later, but not everyone has an apple product. I looked at Viber, wechat, and wahtsapp last night but I need something I can use on my Macbook pro and these are phone apps right? Does qq have video chat?

    I think you want a video chat app,  qq will work, and it works on windows , android , mac iOS. Most of the other appsare juts IM app with voice mail function or like a walkie talkie .

    #36464

    BB McFate
    Participant

    For those of you from the US with a US-based VPN, a nice little bonus is that you can use Gmail’s “call phones” feature to make a call for free to any phone number in the US. Quality is fine, unless the internet is particularly slow that day.

    #36597
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    I have no problem with Skype (since i got 20M internets).  It’s not skype’s problem, it’s the internet connection speed.

    #36606
    niklas
    niklas
    Participant

    I’m using Viber to call others who also use it. Viber got apps for the big mobile platforms, and yesterday I found that they nowadays also have a desktop client. http://viber.com

    For calling landline and mobile phones I use Nonoh – http://nonoh.net

    I agree with Chris – seems like Skype works quite fine, as long as you’re on a decent connection. Wifi connections are often soo bad here for some reason. Might be worth trying setting the wifi access point to using a different channel if you’re experiencing problems.

    #36608
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    I’m using Viber to call others who also use it. Viber got apps for the big mobile platforms, and yesterday I found that they nowadays also have a desktop client.

    I use this also, Viber is fantastic, the only downside is the other party must have it installed also.

    #36609

    PrasantaShee
    Participant

    Try using alternatives like webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB web video conferencing servers etc. They work well.

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