8 Video & Voice Calling Apps For Your Smartphone

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These days, there’s little need to pay for voice calls to landlines and cell phones. With the right apps on your Android smartphone, you can speak to your friends and family on a Wi-Fi connection or for the price of a little bit of mobile data.

These apps don’t only allow you to connect with voice – most also offer video calls, conference or party calls, and instant messaging. Alcatel looks at some of the best apps you can use to make free calls from your Android smartphone.

1. WhatsApp Messenger

Perhaps the most popular of the bunch – if you’re not using it, most of your friends and family probably are. All you need to start is your phone number, no user names or logins. You can quickly view your contacts who are on WhatsApp and start messaging. You can make secure video and voice calls with up to eight people for free.

2. Signal

Designed for the security-conscious, Signal lets you send and receive high-fidelity messages as well as participate in high-definition voice/video calls. State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure.

 3. Viber

Viber is another security-focused audio and video calling app with instant messaging and group calls. There’s a fully-synced desktop and tablet app, and you can set a self-destruct timer for every text so it’s automatically deleted from your recipient’s phone after it’s read.

4. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a free all-in-one communication app, complete with unlimited text, voice, video calling, and group video chat features.

Easily sync your messages and contacts to your Android phone and connect with anyone, anywhere.

5. Skype

Perhaps one of the oldest audio and video calling apps around, Skype is still a great way to connect with voice, video, instant messages, and text messages. Skype-to-Skype calls are free. It also offers cheap international calls when you need to reach someone who’s not on Skype, WhatsApp or any of the other apps for free calls.

6. IMO

Imo offers a simple and streamlined interface that makes voice or video calls easy. Like many of the apps we list, it lets its users make free voice and video calls to each other.

7.  Google Duo

Google Duo is a high-quality video calling app. It’s simple, reliable, and works across Android and iOS phones and tablets, smart devices, and on the web. Duo supports 32 people in group video calls. You can doodle on video calls and surprise loved ones with fun masks and effects that transform you into astronauts, cats, and more.

8. Line

With voice and video calls, messages, and a variety of exciting stickers, Line lets you express yourself. Available all around the world, the LINE platform continues to grow, always offering new services and features that make your life more convenient and fun.

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