09-24-2016 06:09 PM
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  1. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Hangouts is probably the easiest since I think it's still pre-installed on Android devices.

    Duo seems really nice, but is not yet pre-installed so there is that barrier.
    09-18-2016 01:39 AM
  2. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Google Duo is working well for us.
    09-18-2016 10:50 PM
  3. Stevenmc8602's Avatar
    Hangouts and FB Messenger are the best...

    They both have good reception (at least when I use them) and they both allow you to use them on multiple devices (phone, computer, tablet) plus most android phones will already have both and most people in general will already have fb messenger especially young people
    09-19-2016 11:12 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Hangouts and FB Messenger are the best...

    They both have good reception (at least when I use them) and they both allow you to use them on multiple devices (phone, computer, tablet) plus most android phones will already have both and most people in general will already have fb messenger especially young people
    Dumb question but how can Hangouts and Facebook Messenger have good reception?
    09-19-2016 01:47 PM
  5. skatergirl's Avatar
    Google Duo is simple and works great. He only issue would be making sure that the folks you are chatting with also have the app installed.
    I just downloaded the app. Thanks for the tip. I use Verizon HD calling when I can, but it does not work with iPhones, as we all know, and I have nieces and nephews that use old devices without phone numbers, so this is perfect for them. Oh wait ... I think this app does need a phone number? Well, there goes that theory.
    09-19-2016 04:33 PM
  6. Stevenmc8602's Avatar
    Dumb question but how can Hangouts and Facebook Messenger have good reception?
    lol...I was gonna reword it but I was hoping ppl either got it or looked over that statement... basically what I was saying is from my experience with all of them duo tends to say weak connection and lose video more than the other 2 options
    09-19-2016 05:57 PM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    I just downloaded the app. Thanks for the tip. I use Verizon HD calling when I can, but it does not work with iPhones, as we all know, and I have nieces and nephews that use old devices without phone numbers, so this is perfect for them. Oh wait ... I think this app does need a phone number? Well, there goes that theory.

    If you can't use a phone #, then Skype or Hangouts is your best best I think ...
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    09-20-2016 06:32 AM
  8. skatergirl's Avatar
    If you can't use a phone #, then Skype or Hangouts is your best best I think ...
    We use Hangouts with the kids. I guess we will have to stick with hangouts with them.
    09-20-2016 06:57 AM
  9. Serkle K's Avatar
    I just downloaded the app. Thanks for the tip. I use Verizon HD calling when I can, but it does not work with iPhones, as we all know, and I have nieces and nephews that use old devices without phone numbers, so this is perfect for them. Oh wait ... I think this app does need a phone number? Well, there goes that theory.
    BBM uses either/or, phone number or email. it does text, voice and video, over cellular network and wifi. I am not sure of what older devices can support it though.
    09-24-2016 02:45 AM
  10. Omlu Omlu's Avatar
    I'm converting from iPhone to Samsung Note 7 once the recall is lifted. One thing I will miss is FaceTime, how do you all video chat on Android? OooVooo, Skype, Tango or Google Hangouts?
    Google Duo will hands down be the quickest and easiest video chatting app you can get that's closest to FaceTime. It's optimized better and runs much faster than Hangouts and Skype. I'm never going back to Skype or Hangouts again.
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    09-24-2016 06:38 AM
  11. nonie's Avatar
    Google Duo will hands down be the quickest and easiest video chatting app you can get that's closest to FaceTime. It's optimized better and runs much faster than Hangouts and Skype. I'm never going back to Skype or Hangouts again.
    Does the duo connect to iphone users through there facetime?
    So reread all posts on this subject, I'm guessing iphones have to install duo?
    Most of my family are iphone users. They don't know what there missing out on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    09-24-2016 10:00 AM
  12. suitebliss's Avatar
    Does the duo connect to iphone users through there facetime?
    Most of my family are iphone users. They don't know what there missing out on.
    Oh Boy, that's what I've been telling other iPhone users. Apple is that deal with the exception of the mobile area, they just don't get it!
    09-24-2016 10:05 AM
  13. Idelgado782's Avatar
    Yea I'm the only one in my family with an android now. I had my mom download duo and it's very easy for her to use. And the quality has been good so far. I also like the preview option before you answer the call.
    09-24-2016 12:13 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    Another vote for Duo. I'd previously used the video calling or google hangouts video calling and both were ok, but the pic was so-so. Duo is far superior with picture quality, lag and ease of use.
    09-24-2016 12:33 PM
  15. Omlu Omlu's Avatar
    Does the duo connect to iphone users through there facetime?
    So reread all posts on this subject, I'm guessing iphones have to install duo?
    Most of my family are iphone users. They don't know what there missing out on. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Yes, you'll have to download Google Duo on the iPhone. It won't work with facetime
    09-24-2016 06:09 PM
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