In addition to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging (IM), Skype supports Vo IP calling to outside numbers starting at 2.3 cents per minute. With almost 700 million registered users, and client software for every major operating system, Skype is also theoretically the most broadly compatible of the video chat options out there. Skype is rated to work with every Android device listed on my Google Play/Android Market account, including review units still listed there which I can’t delete.Here are some examples: the Samsung Galaxy Player 5, HTC Status, and Viewsonic G-Tablet.Mobile video chat is more of a practical reality today than ever before, now that just about every new device sports a front-facing camera and a blisteringly fast Internet connection.So if you want to try out face-to-face conversation with friends or co-workers located elsewhere in the world, what’s the best way?
To find these settings, click the profile photo, click the Settings icon (“gear” icon) and then select “Privacy & Security”.Tayser Abuhamdeh doesn’t have what most people would call an exciting job. “Eventually I started opening up, saying random things, telling jokes and laughing at my own jokes.He works behind the counter at a deli in Brooklyn, a small shop that does a brisk business in snacks, coffee, and cigarettes. I started to act like people were there watching, and that’s when they showed up.” Abuhamdeh’s routine was subtle.In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera. But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.I can’t speak to Skype’s actual video chat performance across all supported platforms, but it behaved flawlessly on my Stratosphere phone and XOOM tablet. Of course, no app or service is without some negatives. When you start a new account, you might find it difficult to come up with a unique username, even if you’re just attempting to use your own real name.