Some of my family members live 6,000 miles away, so Skype is a resource on my desktop and my mobile phone for making free VoIP video and audio calls. Sure, I like the other video chat apps, too, like Qik, Fring, Tango, and OoVoo, but my relatives are already well-established with Skype.
While there are a few extras like IMing, I keep it pretty simple with just the voice and video features. Skype isn't always perfect, and the overall quality over 3G and Wi-Fi can depend on things like signal strength and bandwidth strength, the quality of your Android phone, and the quality of your caller's equipment as well. Since these issues affect every service, I'm willing to take the lumps for the opportunity to speak with my loved ones from the convenience of the road.
July 18, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
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