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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question ooVoo or Tango ?

I am trying to decide which video conferencing app is best for tablets using wifi, the top 2 seem to be ooVoo and Tango.

(or another proven one that I might not be aware of yet)

Has anyone tried either of these and if so what is your experience with either or both of them ?

Please list both pros and cons, thanks !

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Have a look at the Skype app. Most liked program for video calls.
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I have tried Oovoo but its so pathetic. In free version, its loaded with advertisements and it annoyed me a lot. The call and video quality was remotely at par with Skype. I would use Skype but if your conference involes many folks than you may have to pay up but may be worth it against the frustration.

Take a look at ClearSea, it was suggested to me but I never used it as I don't have anyone using that app. (If you like it or if you try, make sure to post your comments here.)
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Have a look at the Skype app. Most liked program for video calls.
I had checked the reviews on Google Play for the latest version of Skype and it seems many are having a problem with freezing and/or crashing.

It seems with many good programs that I'll read comments like "it worked great until the last update" which makes me wish the developers would at least keep the previous version available along with the updated version so people have a choice to download the older proven version.

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I have tried Oovoo but its so pathetic. In free version, its loaded with advertisements and it annoyed me a lot. The call and video quality was remotely at par with Skype. I would use Skype but if your conference involes many folks than you may have to pay up but may be worth it against the frustration.

Take a look at ClearSea, it was suggested to me but I never used it as I don't have anyone using that app. (If you like it or if you try, make sure to post your comments here.)
I just checked ClearSea on Google Play, there are some comments on crashing or not working, but maybe because it seems to be limited right now with being compatible with a limited number of models, usually the more well known (and more expensive) big name brands, so those of us with lesser known brands of tablets may not be able to use them. It would be good if developers would design programs to be usable on all brands/models and not have to do it model by model
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I just saw one called "Fring" on Google Play but can't tell yet if they also have a Windows PC version as I would like to be able to connect between android and windows users.

Anyone have any experience with Fring ?
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If I had to pick from the first two options, I'd give a slight edge to ooVoo, based upon my assumption that there are more cross-platform users of that service.

Tango isn't bad though.
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If I had to pick from the first two options, I'd give a slight edge to ooVoo, based upon my assumption that there are more cross-platform users of that service.

Tango isn't bad though.
I found out ooVoo does not yet have their software compatible with all models of tablets, so I'm still considering the other possibilities.

One of the main concerns is to avoid an app that is known for having a lot of problems with crashing or freezing, and also has a windows version so I can communicate with both PC and tablet users.
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I found out ooVoo does not yet have their software compatible with all models of tablets, so I'm still considering the other possibilities.

One of the main concerns is to avoid an app that is known for having a lot of problems with crashing or freezing, and also has a windows version so I can communicate with both PC and tablet users.
Makes sense.

I still think Skype is best, but you can also try Google Plus Hangouts.
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More and more telcos/providers illegally use 'Deep Packet Inspection' technology to analyse your datastreams. When they detect that you are using V(oice)oIP, Voice-over-IP, they throttle the connection so that you have to use their screamingly expensive mobile networks if you really want to connect with your party. Because the telcos/providers make no money off of you if you use free VoIP over the internet, but they get obscenely rich of you using their mobile networks... So that's what they force you to do!

I expect them to use the same dirty tricks with V(ideo)oIP, a.k.a. video-conferencing or video-calling, if they can.
That would explain the widely varying, but predominantly unsatisfactory experiences with video-calling and video-conferencing.
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More and more telcos/providers illegally use 'Deep Packet Inspection' technology to analyse your datastreams. When they detect that you are using V(oice)oIP, Voice-over-IP, they throttle the connection so that you have to use their screamingly expensive mobile networks if you really want to connect with your party. Because the telcos/providers make no money off of you if you use free VoIP over the internet, but they get obscenely rich of you using their mobile networks... So that's what they force you to do!

I expect them to use the same dirty tricks with V(ideo)oIP, a.k.a. video-conferencing or video-calling, if they can.
That would explain the widely varying, but predominantly unsatisfactory experiences with video-calling and video-conferencing.
You would think that if you're paying for high speed cable internet it shouldn't matter if you use it for videoconferencing, after all you can't use more than the amount you are limited to based on the plan you are paying for.

I would be videoconferencing via PC and/or tablet, and it would be extremely rare to use my cell phone for internet since data charges are extra with using the phone for internet, so 99.9 % of the time I would use my cell phone only for regular phone calls, not internet.
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