While traveling it might be important to have an opportunity to make a video call. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and the Internet. However, you should be attentive to the Internet since these kinds of applications consume quite a significant number of Internet traffic and can lead to high costs especially in roaming. Therefore, we recommend using video calls only when your smartphone is connected to an inexpensive Internet, for example, hotel Wi-Fi.
The most popular application for video calls is mobile Skype which can be installed via Google Play and, almost does not differ from the version for computers and laptops.
All Skype functions you are used to also available on the mobile version — voice and video calls, chats, newsgroups for up to 25 people, video meetings for up to 5 people, file sharing.
Also Skype allows you to call ordinary phones at very preferential rates.
Comparing to Skype Google Hangouts is less known, however, it also has wide capabilities. In addition to simple video calls, you can connect up to 15 users to your video meeting, send videos and photos, view them together and make a video broadcast. Google Hangouts also allows you to call ordinary and mobile phones at a reduced rate.