LINE

Fun WhatsApp alternative that lets you make calls and chat for free

LINE lets you call, chat and send photos to others for free, from your smartphone or computer View full description

PROS

  • Good call quality
  • Group chat with up-to 100 people
  • Wide selection of emoticons
  • Works across mobile and desktop platforms

CONS

  • Doesn't import from your contacts list

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LINE lets you call, chat and send photos to others for free, from your smartphone or computer

Cross platform

LINE allows you to make free calls to other users of the service. This includes the ability to make calls between the BlackBerry, Android, iPhone versions of LINE. The application is easy to set up, allowing you to register with your phone number or email address (the latter option only gives you access to text chat, though.

No video calls

The call function of LINE works very well. Although the option to make video calls is missing, the sound quality when making calls is excellent. There is a slight delay in calls both via WiFi and 3G, though the quality is still better than both fring and Skype.

Group chatting

Text chatting in LINE is easy, with support for group chats of up-to 100 people, and a good selection of emoticons to add to your conversations. Unlike WhatsApp, LINE allows you to chat between the desktop and mobile versions of the application.

Conclusion

LINE is a viable alternative to apps like WhatsApp and Viber allowing you to make free calls on your phone with good audio quality.

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LINE 3.3.6