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Name: TextMe International
Sometimes, we don't want a lengthy conversation or video-based call, and instead, just want to be able to send a quick note to a friend, wherever they are in the world. Via the app, you can send free international texts to the U.S., Canada and in total over 40 countries, link your contacts to Dropbox content, and make calls via voice or video.
Developer: Skype Communications
Skype is a well-known popular app used across PCs and mobile devices. The free service -- unless you also want an international Skype number -- can be used to make voice and video calls, as well as to send instant messages.
ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice
Name: ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice
ooVoo allows you to sent free video and voice calls, add up to 12 people to a video conference, as well as sent texts to contacts. With over 90 million users, the cross-platform service's popularity is based on one main thing: high-quality video.
In the same way that Google Hangouts does, this app allows you to apply a number of filters and effects while on a video call.