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video calling

A visual communication between two people. Skype popularized video calling, which enables any two individuals in the world who have access to computers, the Skype software and decent Internet connections to place a video call to each other. Aiming at the enterprise in 2010, Skype introduced software that let five people participate in a video call.

Also in 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime video calling, and Skype and FaceTime are the two most widely used video calling services. See Skype and FaceTime.

Calling, Chatting, Phoning, Conferencing
"Video calling," "video chat" and "videophoning" generally mean two people are visually communicating; however, "videoconferencing" implies support for more than two parties communicating simultaneously. In practice, all four terms are used synonymously. See video chat, videoconferencing and videophone.
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The video call takes less from your Internet data, and it's almost equal to the voice call.
Both Advanced Messaging and Video Call will be available via a software update.
Dubai: People in the UAE can now make mobile to mobile video calls as long as they have a Samsung smartphone running on Android platform and are on etisalat's network.
Glowpoint's Video Call Distributor application and software code integrates many features and services of traditional voice call distribution systems with video calls, eliminating the need for businesses to upgrade their existing platforms to add video capabilities.
Other features offered through ooVoo's free and subscription plans include: up to six-way online video calls; video chat rooms; video e-mail messages; video call recording; high resolution video; multi-party phone and video calls; file transfer of files up to 25MB; video effects; and text chat.
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Video calls cost the same as any local or long-distance telephone call, and there are no monthly service charges or subscription fees for using the product, according to company officials at 8x8.
The audio portion of a Video Call is delivered in HD Voice.
Enjoy video calls on a large screen with friends, family and colleagues, while on the go
Production, Technology, & Business professionals, including broadcast hosts/talent interested in the new medium, can use their webcams to video call and participate live in the demonstration, mimicking the experience callers have enjoyed during past VCC live productions.
Customers control Video Calls, easily switching to a voice-only call from a Video Call and back with a tap on the phone.
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