Smart phones and the Internet have now allowed people to escape from expensive international calling cards, long distance plans, and high phone bills by allowing free communication development to foster. Staying in touch is easier and cheaper than ever, but a lot of people might not be aware of just how many applications and tools for free communication are available. These free communication tools that you might not have heard about can help you keep in touch with all of your loved ones.

Tango

Tango is a free video communication package that you can download on your PC, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Windows Phone 7, Android (2.1 or later) and tablets with 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. You can make free video or voice calls to anyone who has the Tango application downloaded on any of these platforms. Once you have downloaded Tango is automatically finds all of your friends who use the app or you can search for ‘people near by’ or ‘people you may now’ and adds them to your contact book. You can easily invite anybody to join via email or text.

Tango’s interface looks exactly like a mobile phone. At the bottom of the screen you can find ‘News’ ‘Friends’ Chats’ ‘Invite’ and even ‘Play’ to check out Tango’s featured games. The notification system works well and is easy to navigate. The application is virtually the same on each tablet and smart phone, which means you don’t have to learn your way around a new application just because you’ve switched to a new tablet.

Pros

  • Free messages and calls (domestically and internationally)
  • No log in or password required (After initial setup)
  • Works with most smartphones, tablets, and PCs
  • Good quality voice and video chat with 3G, 4G or WiFi
  • Edit your photo with built-in photo editor

Cons

  • Video quality is not consistent
  • Poor voice syncing in video calls
  • No additional features (i.e. doesn’t communicate with social media)
  • Occasional delayed call connection

Although the Tango video software is not consistent, you can switch between video and voice chat at any time throughout the call, therefore, if you are having a poor connection with your video call you can easily switch to video and continue your conversation without any hiccups. Overall, Tango is a great free communication tool that can compete well with its competitors such as Skype. It’s a great communication package for both small business and personal use.

KNCTR

This free entertainment and communication computer application created by Itibiti Ventures allows you to make free calls to cellphones or landlines anywhere with in North America right from your computer. In addition to calls, KNCTR brings you the latest news on celebrities, technology, app insight, movie trailers, and other daily exclusives.

KNCTR is a great way to save money on calling fees. If you need to make a call to Canada from the U.S.A or vice versa than you don’t have to bother yourself with long distance calling cards or international call fees from your cell phone provider. KNCTR is completely free and very simple to use. To start making calls with KNCTR you simply download the KNCTR software, activate your ‘phone’ by clicking the appropriate button the app, make sure that your microphone is connected and start making calls.

Pros

  • Free phone calls
  • Social media integration
  • Daily video content
  • Valuable news source
  • Colorful interface
  • Compatible with Windows operating systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8

Cons

  • Only available for North America phone numbers
  • Not compatible with iOS
  • Allow you to play back only the currently listed videos
  • Cannot download videos from KNCTR

KNCTR is a versatile app that goes beyond free video calls to bring you the latest news and entertainment. You can stay connected with those that are most important to you without paying more just to hear their voice. It’s a great application for free communication, unfortunately, if you have a mac computer or need to call internationally then KNCTR won’t be of much use. 

Miranda IM 

This open source multi protocol messaging system is completely free software. The application is light on memory and system resources, extremely fast, and it’s flexible so that you can customer the look and function to suit your personal needs. The app supports: AIM, Facebook, Gaddu-Gadu, IAX, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, Tien, Jabber, Skype, WhatsApp, Twitter and more. This one-stop instant messenger works on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 8.

Miranda IM makes it possible for your manage and organize hundreds of your closest IM buddies on a large variety of messaging systems. This way if you have a friend who only uses MSN, but you talk to your family on Jabber, you only have to log on to one messenger system. You can customize the sounds for each IM to help you manage the chats in addition to customizing smileys, skins, hot keys, and icons. 

Pros

  • No advertising
  • Searchable history for every contact
  • Customizable interface and functionality
  • Easy and efficient to use
  • Supports text messaging, web page sharing and file transfers

Cons

  • Does not support video or voice chat
  • Does not support all features available with certain IM networks
  • Not available for iOS

Miranda IM is an IM polyglot program that makes it easy to manage all of your IM networks and contacts. Unfortunately, it does not support features that are available with your IM programs but it is a great application for managing all of your chats in one place.

There are plenty of free communication tools available for your PC, tablets, and smart phones. By taking advantage of free communication tools you can save money on text messages, phone calls, and welcome video chat to your communication so that you can see the smiles that accompanies the laughs of your loved ones

About The Author

I'm a writer who enjoys trending topics. I'm a huge fan of viral memes. When I'm not writing or reading I spend most of my keeping tabs on the Dallas Cowboys, which are my favorite NFL team.