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  # 960432 2-Jan-2014 21:35
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I use jitsi, it is more of a font-end to every major social network.
Check it out might be what your looking for.

Open-source (Woo!)

https://jitsi.org/

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  # 960433 2-Jan-2014 21:40
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Is Tango any good??




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  # 960436 2-Jan-2014 22:14
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Tango's not bad - I would only use it for smartphone to smartphone and maybe the occasional PC client. AFAIK last time I heard there was no iPad adaption of Tango, so you get the iPhone layout on iPad.

And Jitsi seems like something for my fit - will give it a go now and see how it runs! Thanks folks!




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  # 960439 2-Jan-2014 22:37
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sonyxperiageek: Tango's not bad - I would only use it for smartphone to smartphone and maybe the occasional PC client. AFAIK last time I heard there was no iPad adaption of Tango, so you get the iPhone layout on iPad.

And Jitsi seems like something for my fit - will give it a go now and see how it runs! Thanks folks!


Are you using a Z1 right now??




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  # 960450 2-Jan-2014 22:47
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sonyxperiageek: Tango's not bad - I would only use it for smartphone to smartphone and maybe the occasional PC client. AFAIK last time I heard there was no iPad adaption of Tango, so you get the iPhone layout on iPad.

And Jitsi seems like something for my fit - will give it a go now and see how it runs! Thanks folks!


Are you using a Z1 right now??


No, I've got a Note.




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  # 960596 3-Jan-2014 11:09
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tchart: As much as I hate Apple, FaceTime is awesome. Much nicer than Skype but does require both parties to have a "I" device.


Good old Apple, that big high wall again. One reason why I detest Apple.

I find Skype pretty good to use.  

With Skype out you can call pretty well any number you like, so the person you're calling doesn't have to have Skype.  It was great when I was in the US recently, I used it on my phone to call the folks back home using WiFi.  For a few cents a minute Skype out is very good value. Sure no video but still good.




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  # 966719 14-Jan-2014 11:35
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Apparently http://vsee.com/ is quite good with regards to bandwidth usage (and gives you some control over it, unlike Skype).  I've installed it, but haven't really used it.



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  # 966722 14-Jan-2014 11:39
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VSee doesn't look too bad!

Thanks for the suggestion.




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  # 966770 14-Jan-2014 13:16
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Altan: I use jitsi, it is more of a font-end to every major social network.
Check it out might be what your looking for.

Open-source (Woo!)

https://jitsi.org/


That looks quite interesting - How well does it work?

You really dont want to install and have running Viber/Skype/Google Hangouts/Yahoo/whatever to talk to the various products. I was moaning just the other day what a pain the fragmented nature of comms has become - maybe this is the solution...

EDIT: Well - maybe its not quite all things to all people - but the concept looked promising




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  # 966900 14-Jan-2014 15:45
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Altan: I use jitsi, it is more of a font-end to every major social network.
Check it out might be what your looking for.

Open-source (Woo!)

https://jitsi.org/


That looks quite interesting - How well does it work?

You really dont want to install and have running Viber/Skype/Google Hangouts/Yahoo/whatever to talk to the various products. I was moaning just the other day what a pain the fragmented nature of comms has become - maybe this is the solution...

EDIT: Well - maybe its not quite all things to all people - but the concept looked promising



It works just as expected, although IMO the interface looks a though it was designed for cross-platform and not OS native.
But I do agree with your edit that there is still much improvement possible in the area of a universal chat/call program.

I personally run a private 'Mumble' server for friends and family.
(Do not trust the likes of Skype and others.)

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  # 966939 14-Jan-2014 16:18
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sonyxperiageek: Yep, I have Viber, but it doesn't have video calling yet. It doesn't seem like there are many alternatives with video calling these days.. let's see what Kim Dotcom's MEGA is like with their upcoming video chatting service.

But thanks guys for your suggestions.


Viber for desktop has video calling but you can only use it to video call another viber desktop.
It's available for Win, Mac & Linux



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sonyxperiageek: Yep, I have Viber, but it doesn't have video calling yet. It doesn't seem like there are many alternatives with video calling these days.. let's see what Kim Dotcom's MEGA is like with their upcoming video chatting service.

But thanks guys for your suggestions.


Viber for desktop has video calling but you can only use it to video call another viber desktop.
It's available for Win, Mac & Linux


Sorry I meant Viber for mobile doesn't have video calling.




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