Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Recently Microsoft acquired Skype for billion. But we have noticed a server error recently, which makes us to think of some alternative solution for Skype. Here is a list of 13 best alternative to skype services which offers VoIP and video chats, some are free, some have a trial version and some are paid services. Check and select the best one for your needs.
Talk to your friends and family with Google Hangouts, lets you video call, phone or send messages to the people you love. Have a one-to-one conversation or a group chat with the whole gang
Say even more with emoji, photos, GIFs and maps, Sync your chats from device to device and keep the conversation going wherever you are. Make calls from your Android, iOS or desktop and make completely free calls to other Hangouts users.
ooVoo offers chat from mobile to mobile, mobile to computer, and Mac to PC. You can call up to 6 people at once. They are also telling “8 out of 10 Skype users prefer oooVoo”. All you need is broadband internet access and a computer with a webcam and microphone.Invite friends via email or video message right from ooVoo. If your friends are already on ooVoo, you will find them easily. You can also video chat with friends who haven’t installed ooVoo – they’ll join your video call on a Web browser.
Vbuzzer also offers PC to phone service, mobile to phone service, fax and SMS service, VPN service,etc. You can download Vbuzzer tool for desktop, it also offers app for android and iPhone (available from app store).
Viber is an iPhone application (Android and Blackberry versions coming soon) that lets you make free phone calls to other iPhone users that have Viber installed. When you use Viber, your phone calls to any other Viber user are free, and the sound quality is much better than a regular call. You can call any Viber user, anywhere in the world, for free. You can make International free calls to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi.
Grasshopper is a virtual phone system designed for entrepreneurs. No hardware is needed, you can simply use it through online.
You can use VoxOx for your phone calls, for chat, for Facebook, for Twitter, for texting, for file sharing. You can use it for free calling, video calling, free voicemail, multi-phone management, call eavesdropping, custom blocking and tons more otherworldly stuff.
Tinychat provides a simple, free to use, video chat rooms that just work. Enjoy chatting with your friends or making new ones, just create a chat room or join one. You can share up to twelve broadcasts simultaneously. With text, video, and audio chat, you and your friends can connect and talk from anywhere in the world.
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, with anyone on an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. From the tiny camera on your Mac comes a huge video-calling experience. The window frame and controls fade away so you can enjoy your conversation without distractions. With picture-in-picture view, you can see how you look to the person you’re calling.
SightSpeed is an award-winning provider of Internet video chat and voice calling for friends and family, and video conferencing solutions for businesses. You can Connect with everyone in your network, face to face, anyplace. SightSpeed offers the highest-quality, full-motion 30 frames per second video with clear audio and no annoying delay.On top of that, you can easily send video email which is much more personal than the traditional email – and text chat endlessly with the integrated instant messaging (IM) service. SightSpeed also offers low-rate worldwide phone calling. It works great on both PCs and Macs.
VoipBuster is a free program that uses the latest technology to bring free and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world. When you use the free VoipBuster software, you can call regular phones in various popular destinations for free or call at an incredible low rate to any other phone on the planet. You can also call all your online friends (pc-to-pc calls) for free. You can download VoipBuster ; and the download should take a few moments depending on your connection speed.
Included with Mac OS X, iChat is a rich instant messaging application that works with your AIM or MobileMe account and makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using text and video, whether they’re on a Mac or a PC.
Using Jajah you can call anywhere in the world. You can use your existing phone and save up to 98% on your bill.
What you think about this alternative solutions for Skype? Do you have any experience in any of them? What is your opinion? Do you think is this a satisfactory alternative to Skype?