What's not: The app's design is a bit confusing, because some of the same features are in multiple locations.
Like Skype, the app works when your friends are there.Recently Whats App expanded beyond basic free calls and messages to copy communications app Snapchat with a similar "Story" feature that lets members show off collections of photos and videos.--Apple’s Facetime couldn’t be any simpler to operate, and should be your first choice if you have an i Phone, i Pad or Apple Macintosh computer.Video calls, and even most voice calls, are free to any other Hangouts user.And if you have a Google account, you can already use Hangouts -- there's no need to sign up for anything new.But if you're rocking an Android phone or tablet, you'll need to pick another app to help you stay connected.
Luckily, there are plenty of choices to choose from, many that offer much more than Apple.
As it always has, calling "Skype to Skype," is free, but making a call from your smartphone to someone's landline or cell phones will cost you. Skype starts at 10 cents a minute to call mobile phones in the United Kingdom, for instance, or 2.3 cents per minute to call landlines. Calls are easy to make, but the invite process is clunky.
You can’t make calls until you both accept the request.--Whats App is probably the most popular app right now among people in Europe for free calls, with over 1 billion global users on the service.
What's great: Hangouts organizes your conversations by person, and you can send messages, and start voice and video calls from one place.
What's not: The app can be glitchy, especially when trying to hang up a video call. Since it got its start sending text-based messages, that's still where Viber shines.
LOS ANGELES — A common question we hear all the time is, how can you make international calls for free?