Telephony is extremely popular at this time. This is because it is possible to with the right software to make free phone calls to others, anywhere in the world! The official name for the telephony is VoIP (Voice Over IP).
Most of the software to be able to call also offers the ability to chat with someone who has the same software on the PC. Here you can see a list of programs that make it possible to use the internet to make and receive calls. Also is there mentioned, or the software has a chat feature.
Skype is the first voice over ip calling for the public at large. This is also in Europe, is still the most common software via the PC to call. The most is the software used by the computer to make free phone calls to other Skype users. Both caller and the person called must in that case Skype on the computer, and install. Skype offers the ability to chat with others who also have Skype installed on your PC. It is also possible to at a low rate with this software to call landline and mobile numbers at home and abroad, this service is called place skypeout.
The sound quality of Skype is generally very good. With Skype, you can also very easily have a conference call set up. You can with multiple people at the same time join a conversation.
Skype also has mobile apps developed for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone. After you have this mobile app installed, you can also use Skype on your smartphone.
Skype has the following features:
The functionality of VoipBuster is similar to that of Skype. With both services allow users to each other for free calls. See for a current list of countries where free calls can be: rates Voipbuster
There are also differences with Skype. The biggest difference is that with VoipBuster not only can call for free to other users, but also to fixed phones in a number of countries. At this moment, it is in contrast to Skype is not possible to use Voipbuster to make video calls.
Voipbuster is also available as a mobile app for iPhone, Android and Nokia/Symbian.
There are several applications that exactly work the same as Voipbuster. They differ, however, in rates. So it makes sense to the rates of these programs to compare. These applications are all from the same company, Betamax GmBH from Germany. The following programs in order to telephony work the same and are of the same owner as Voipbuster:
Services that Voipbuster has to offer you are:
Google Hangouts is a free communication service of Google. You can call, make video calls and giving presentations for small to large groups. It is actually a cross between a private communications service and professional webinar software.
Google Hangouts has the following characteristics:
Viber is suitable for as well as all desktops and smartphones. This service makes it possible to free chatting and calling from your computer or smartphone with your friends. Of course, these must be friends first install the app.
Since Viber is suitable for all popular platforms win, this service is very popular. The call quality is generally very good and is not only possible over a wi-fi connection, but also about a fast mobile internet connection.
During a conversation, you can also share your photos and videos to share it with others. To one im conversation can be a maximum of 40 people can participate. Viber has been translated into several languages including Dutch.
The popularity of Viber is reflected in the fact that the app currently 330 million users. Not only in the Netherlands but especially in Asian countries, including Vietnam, this service is gaining in popularity.
Viber has the following characteristics:
That is possible today via the PC to call that we don't need you no more. There are several commercial packages that allow that it is possible that Skype is the best known. There are also less well-known open source solutions such as Ekiga.
Skype is a popular program for video calling and chats. That the software is in the hands of Microsoft makes sure that information about users is collected for the purpose of advertising campaigns and even public authorities (see NSA scandal). When you're looking for an open source Skype alternative is Ekiga worth a try.
This open source version on Skype is available for Linux as well as Windows users.
Ekiga has a modern user interface that is largely with Skype to compare. So, you can use this audio or video calls to boot and run as you are used to. However, it also contains more advanced features such as automatically answering of incoming phone calls and support multiple streams at the same time.
Ekiga has the following characteristics:
With LINE you can free call, video call, messages, text messages, photos and stickers to send. This service is available as an app for mobile and as software for laptops and desktops. Unlike some other services in this list is LINE suitable for both Windows and Mac laptops and all smartphones that run on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
The service is completely free so there is no need, for example, WhatsApp, a small fee has to be paid. To earn money, the developers with the sale of so-called "stickers". These are small images that you can use in text messages. You can see these as a kind of extended emoticons. These are within the app to purchase as a package of multiple images that fit within a particular theme.
LINE has the following characteristics:
Linphone is in contrast to the other internet telephony software on this page is open source.
This software makes use of the SIP protocol, an open standard for internet telephony. You can choose your SIP provider set up. If you have not yet then you can also make use of the free SIP service provided by Linphone itself is offered. After you set it, you can make free calls, make video calls, conference calls enter and send text messages.
Linphone has the following characteristics:
VoxOx makes many ways of communication from one program to the desktop and the iPhone. The software makes it possible to telephony, SMS, chatting, video calling, social networking update, share files and e-mails or faxes to send and receive.
You can restrict incoming calls on all your devices at the same time or one after the other to sound. All of your communication tools including Facebook and Twitter are in the software integrated. So you do not have all different programs to open but has only VoxOx enough.
VoxOx has the following characteristics:
Do you want free video calls and chat but you are worried about your privacy? Than is Jitsi be your best choice.
This open source program takes in the development of the emphasis on protecting your privacy. It has the most features, for example, Skype also offers only are your calls for Jitsi sent encrypted (ZRTP encryption). So it is much more difficult for others are made to allow your calls to be intercepted.
In addition to conducting regular calls and video calls, you can use Jitsi also have group chats set up, send files and share your desktop with others. Jitsi offers no mobile apps, desktop applications for all major operating systems.
Jitsi have the following characteristics:
Download and install one of the versions programs VoIP telephony for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit).