What Skype alternative could I actually get my normalfag friends to leave Skype for?
I've heard some negative things about the developer(s) of Tox and the program's future.
Forgot about Telegram though. I'll have to check that out again.
Gonna try that as well, never heard of it before.
Thanks for the helpful responses.
What I require in a skype alternative:
I want it to replace my phone. I need a number that can call to and be called from any kind of phone, cell, land line, other skype. I need to be able to sms text AND RECEIVE texts you fucking microsoft INGRATES. How hard is that to implement?
I know what it is, it's backroom deals between microsoft and cell phone companies to thwart people from circumventing having a cell phone. Everyone has to have one, and microsoft bought skype not to develop it but to sit on it, and suppress any alternative. I get a little worked up about this, cause like.. what the fuck? I keep waiting for the real skype killer to show up but it doesn't.
I've looked at it.. I'm not thrilled about having to have chrome running all the time. A desktop application would be ideal. I might make the switch though.. I've been moving away from google as much as possible but I might have to move back to google for this.
I'd have a hard time convincing anyone to use something that only runs through their browser.
Not a huge fan of botnets and guvmint surveillance. Mainly looking for a desktop app anyway, and my first choice for mobile is Threema, although it's closed source so I'm not sure.
Are Telegram/RaidCall any good in terms of privacy?