One of the most well-known VoIP providers has to be Vonage as they regularly air commercials for their service that make many people seriously consider ditching their current home phone provider for its service. Vonage has been providing a low-cost way for its customers to call anyone around the world, and this week, they’re announcing they’re looking to expand to the world of video calling.
Vonage now offers the ability to make video calls within its Vonage Mobile app on iOS and Android. Vonage users can place video calls to other users completely for free and will work on any kind of connection as calls can be placed while connected to Wi-Fi, LTE or 3G. If the quality of a call degrades, users will have the ability to switch between an audio or video call at any time instead of hanging up the call in order to make an audio or video call.
We’re not entirely sure just how big of an impact Vonage’s video calls will make in a world where there are a large number of similar services, such as Skype which is currently available on nearly every platform you can think of. Either way, we’re happy to see the company expand beyond simply being a VoIP service.