So in an effort to put your sanity (and wallet) at ease, we’ve searched far and wide to provide a definitive list of the best calling and texting apps on the market for i Phone and Android.
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With a user base of one billion as of February 2016, Whats App nabs the top spot on this list just for sheer volume.
The app, allowing users to send texts, videos and audio recordings without SMS, has spawned a multitude of followers (see below) and was acquired by Facebook for a record billion in 2014.
Drop In is a new feature for the special cases when you want to connect instantly with your closest family and friends or other Echo devices in your home.
For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby’s nursery, or check in with a close relative. In addition to calling, you can use Alexa to easily send and receive messages.
If you have registered your cell phone number in the Alexa App, your contacts will see that number on their caller ID so they know it is you.
Its re-branding, with the help from a little company called Vice, has certainly garnered favor from the millennial crowd (and drawn comparisons to a certain hip clothing brand).
App Store Tutted as the “world’s largest avatar network,” LINE lets you send texts, images and video with accompanying “stickers”, which is basically like one huge emoji network. Other features of the app include games and a payment platform.
Check out our Guide to learn how to use our video chat features.
When traveling abroad, making international calls and sending texts from your mobile device can be ridiculously expensive – even in Canada.