There are a few stand-out examples that offer all the instant messaging and video chat options of Skype.We're not saying they're all going to be perfect in comparison to Skype, but some do have genuine advantages over Microsoft's im Tox is the internet's answer to Skype's relatively open platform.
With the lack of privacy the internet appears to offer these days Tox claims to offer total control over your conversations, using encryption.
Despite being free and easy to use Tox is all about encryption first so it is secure.
It isn’t clear exactly why the features have been blocked in the country.
But local reports have speculated that it is a way of protecting the revenues of traditional telecoms companies.
We Chat allows users to share photos and videos directly with other users or they can be posted to their profile, like the Facebook wall.
Another feature, called Shake, allows users to find others nearby to chat locally.
It was primarily a Vo IP service allowing for calling directly between devices.
It now also allows for Whats App style chat and can even be used to share files.
We use Skype on a daily basis but of late that's starting to become an arduous task. Even since Microsoft has taken the helm the number of changes haven't been huge and we still have issues with video calls, messaging synching across devices and international use.