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Top 5 VoIP Apps on iPhone

Best ways to chat for cheap on iPhone

It's good to talk, as Bob Hoskins used to say. But, perhaps not when you're being charged £1.50 / minute for an overseas call.

There is a solution to expensive calls for iPhone users, though. They're called VoIP apps. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), essentially, means using your internet connection to make calls rather than your mobile network.

It's cheap (provided you use wi-fi), easy to set up, and often allows you to make video calls, too. Here, then, are the Top 5 VoIP Apps on iPhone.

Time for a good old natter.

With Tango installed on your blower, you can place free voice and video calls to other Tango users, as well as send text, picture, and audio messages. It works across platforms, too, so it's not just your iPhone-owning friends you'll be jabbering away to.
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The daddy of VoIP. The Skype name has become synonymous with placing calls over the internet. The iPhone Skype app is pretty nifty, too, granting you full access to your Skype account and permitting voice, video, and text communication. It also lets you call landlines using Skype credit.
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All of these services are, essentially, pretty similar, so they have to distinguish themselves through interface, accessibility, or presentation. Fring does facilitate the usual mix of video, audio, and text communications, but it also lets you connect using your phone number rather than having to sign up for a bespoke account.
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Nimbuzz offers the same functionality as Skype and Tango, providing free voice, video, and text chat. It also allows you to connect to your other IM accounts, including Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Yahoo! Messenger, and Live Messenger.
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6.8
Like Nimbuzz, iCall allows you to chat across multiple IM services. It also integrates well with your iPhone's phone functions. So, when you receive a call, you'll get the option to take it through the iCall app. Add in the usual video, text, and audio chat functions and you have a tidy VoIP app.
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5.8
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