Talking to someone has never been as easy as it is now and thanks to countless VoIP apps available to us. Of course, Skype has to be the pioneer as it was the first most popular platform used by masses for VoIP calls. And in past couple of years, we have seen bombardment of VoIP apps like Viber, Whatsapp etc.
The space for new players in VoIP scene is always available since there are more than 7 billion people in the world and half of them are fortunate enough to have access to VoIP services. And as a user, we should always believe in trying new service providers because who knows we might hit a better package that provides flawless services in our desired cost and also we might end up becoming a part of ‘next big thing’ before anyone in our social circle does.
So here we will look into 5 VoIP apps with great potential to be next big thing;
Yello can be described as a service provider that enables you to free calls, free video calls, free text messages (along with any video, audio or photo attachment) within Yello community. Also, you can call any phone number worldwide at cheap international calling rates and the receiver f your call does not necessarily have to have Yello app or even a smartphone.
Dingtone provides free calls, free SMS, free voicemails, free conference calls and push-to-talk (PTT) functions (walkie talkie) for Dingtone users only.
Line gives you an opportunity to free calls, free video calls and free text messages with other Line users only. In addition, this app has many stickers to make chatting more expressive and you can receive news and special coupons for brands or artists you love.
The services provided by WeChat for WeChat users only include, voice chat, group chat, free calls, video call, sticker gallery, broadcast messages, group chat, walkie talkie and shake (a feature that connects you other people on WeChat).
With Kakao Talk, you can send photos, videos, messages, voice messages and your location with other Kakao Talk users. And also it has a great collection of stickers and emoticons.
All the above mentioned apps provide more or less same services to its users only like;
a) Free calls
b) Free text messages
c) Free group chats
d) Free multimedia messages (audio, video and photo attachment)
e) Free video calls
f) Chat history
g) Voice messages
h) Conference calls
i) Delivery reports
But there are still minor things that set them apart from each other;
a) Calling on any number worldwide:
You can call on any number worldwide with Yello and Dingtone only and they offer cheap calling rates too. Usually VoIP apps provide services to its app users only but Yello and Dingtone have broken this chain and attempted to serve consumers outside their user base.
However, only Yello gives you free credit on sign up to get you started and also you will receive additional 10% credit on every top-up from website. So besides providing calls on extremely cheaprates, Yello gifts you extra call credit for free to call any number in the world.
b) Walkie Talkie (Push-to-Talk function):
Another great function, provided by Dingtone and WeChat only, is push-to-talk (PTT) just like walkie talkie. However, its within-the-app-community service, you can only talk to the users of respective app only. And also, unless you have plenty of time, it’s highly unlikely you would use this feature.
c) Stickers Gallery
Kakao Talk, WeChat and Line have invested in developing custom stickers and emoticons to make chatting more expressive. It’s not like other apps don’t have any emoticons, just Kakao Talk, WeChat and Line have created some exclusive stuff. So if you are a fan of using lots of stickers/emoticons, these three apps enough material for you.
Yes, communication has never been so convenient before but there are always forces working to make it more convenient and better. And in order to completely enjoy the perks of living in communication era, you need to start giving chances to new things – be it apps, gadgets or any sort of appliance.
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