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We hear that a lot of people are having issues with FaceTime after the iOS update. Those on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use FaceTime on Cellular data but service providers like AT&T have some restrictions and conditions that aren't exactly good.

Although there are some ways you can try to get the FaceTime issue sorted, there is also this evergreen list of alternatives that you can use. Much like FaceTime, the other person you wish to contact needs to have the same app you use to make a video call.

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Best Facetime Alternative iPhone Apps

Best FaceTime Alternative Apps for Video Chatting on iPhone

#1. Skype

Skype has always been a personal favorite when it comes to voice and video calls. Sometime back, Skype was criticized for being a slow and unresponsive app for the iPhone and iPad but overtime, things have changed drastically.

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Skype is one of the most popular video call apps for the iPhones as well for Androids. One amazing feature that Skype has – which even FaceTime doesn't possess – is that you can make video calls to someone using Android smartphones and other laptops.

Price: Free
Download Skype

#2. Tango

Tango iPhone App IconWhen my friend first introduced this app to me, I was really skeptic about it. Boy was I totally wrong. Tango is one of the most perfect video calling apps you can ever come across. Recently, they added texting feature – like Whatsapp or iMessage – but the core concept of the app, the video calls, is intact and wonderful.

Price: Free
Download Tango

#3. Frint

Fring iPhone AppIt is a light-weight, ultra-cool, minimal and a really amazing group video chat app for your iPhone. Although it is predominantly built to support group-chats and messaging, the individual video hangouts are really good too.

Price: Free
Download Frint

#4. Hangouts

Google Hangouts iPhone App IconStop torturing your fingers by typing long messages, when you have Hangouts. Hangouts is fully loaded with features of status updates, photos, maps, emoji stickers and animated GIFs to express. A group chat list which goes up to 100 friends, to keep your dear ones at bay with your professional contacts. Any conversation can be turned into free group video call with up to 10 friends. Stay connected with your friends and family all round the world for free.

Price: Free
Download Google Hangout

#5. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger iPhone App IconFinding new friends and sharing multimedia messages is not the only best thing Facebook Messenger is famous among me and my peers. Not just Facebook friends but you can chat with your contacts. Group chats are fun and easy to use as you can message the whole group at once. Snap and share selfies and shoot videos directly from the app in a click. Now talk freely on long calls to any country around the world (Free on WiFi). So enjoy calling and messaging from Facebook Messenger.

Price: Free
Download Facebook Messenger

#6. imo Free Video Calls and Chat

imo iPhone App IconI really don't like to reply to messages; and the confusing tariff plans bother me even more. Imo Free is my favourite app when it comes to voice and video calls. It keeps me connected with my family and friends for free, no matter what device they are on. It allows me to send unlimited messages, video and voice calls. The voice and video quality is purely unquestioned. Not just video chat but you can also share photos and videos. There is no limit to emotions while you talk to your friends and family as there are hundreds of emojis to express yourself.

Price: Free
Download imo

#7. WeChat

WeChat iPhone App IconWeChat is what I prefer when I want to chat with my friends and family for free! You can make high quality free calls to anywhere in the world, without compromising on a high video quality. With over 500 people to chat, share video, photos and images, in a group you can always find enough for social butterflies. Ample number of options for funny, animated stickers to express your feelings, while you chat. You can find new friends with “Friend Radar”, “People Nearby” on the app. Supported with 20 different languages and can translate messages to any language. So let’s start chatting on WeChat.

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Price: Free
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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.