Free speaking programs: The best programs to talk for free on PC and smartphone.
There is still someone who does not know Skype? It is the most famous VoIP software in the world that allows you to talk for free via the Internet using voice calls, the video chat or the classic textual conversations. Added to this is the opportunity to contact traditional telephone numbers all over the world at extremely affordable prices. It is available for all possible and imaginable platforms: Windows PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone and other devices. It is owned by Microsoft, which used it to replace Windows Live Messenger (now “retired”). Download from here.
Viber it’s a free VoIP client for smartphones which allows you to send messages and talk for free via the Internet on all the main platforms of the mobile sector: iOS (iPhone), Android, Windows Phone, BADA, Nokia terminals and BlackBerry OS. It is very easy to use and, by accessing the phone book, it automatically recognizes all your contacts who are subscribed to the service. Unlike Skype, it does not allow you to buy credit to make phone calls to standard users. To subscribe to it, just type in your mobile number and wait for a confirmation code to arrive via SMS. Download from here.
Another application that doesn’t need any introduction. Facebook Messenger is Facebook’s mobile solution to chat with your friends online from any smartphone. It is compatible with iPhone and Android and in the latest versions it also includes the option of talk for free with your contacts online via VoIP (as well as being able to chat with them by sending the classic text messages). Currently it does not allow you to call from smartphone to PC but it is not excluded that this feature may also be integrated in the future. Download from here.
Watsy is an innovative VoIP client for smartphones which adds an interesting option to the classic features of voice calls and Internet messaging automatic credit top-up. This means that by accepting to receive advertising messages via email and SMS, you can top up your Watsy credit of € 0.10 at a time. The application allows you to make free calls to all users subscribed to the service and calls at affordable prices to all international numbers. It is available for Android and iPhone at the price of 0.89 euros (with 1 euro bonus credit for all new members). Download from here.
Yuilop and another one smartphone application which allows you to send messages and talk for free via the Internet with all subscribers to the service. It differs from Skype in that it also allows you to call standard telephone numbers for free, just top up your credit via points called Energy which can be obtained by viewing advertising messages and performing various operations within the app. It is very easy to use and does not require lengthy registration procedures. It is available for free for iPhone and Android. Download from here.
FaceTime is a service of free video calls offered by Apple to all users with an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac equipped with OS X Lion or higher. Using it, it is possible talk for free with your friends in the iCloud address book (ie the iPhone address book) using the front camera of Apple portable devices or the Mac webcam. It provides good audio / video quality and is very easy to use even for less experienced users, against it has the flaw of not being multiplatform. It costs € 0.89. Download from here.