VoIP & Chat

The VoIP & Chat section of Open Source Internet provides the best free online tools and services for both Voice over Internet Protocol, and chat communication. This includes tools for making free calls over the internet, as well as universal chat clients.

FreeConferenceCall

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VoIP & Chat - FreeConferenceCallVisit Site: FreeConferenceCall

Cost: Free

Comments: Free with registration.

Description: Free conference calls are simple and easy to use, requiring only a name and an e-mail address to receive an instant account.

Pidgin

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VoIP & Chat - PidginVisit Site: Pidgin

Cost: Free

Comments: Free chat client.

Description: Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

Digsby

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VoIP & Chat - DigsbyVisit Site: Digsby

Cost: Free

Comments: Free IM client, email notification tool, and social networking tool.

Description: Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

Cryptocat

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Encrypted Comms - CryptocatVisit Site: Cryptocat

Cost: Free

Comments: Free software for encrypting private messages.

Description: Cryptocat is an instant messaging platform that lets you easily have private conversations with friends. Messages are encrypted before leaving your screen and are protected from being viewed by any third party, even from us.

Trillian

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VoIP & Chat - TrillianVisit Site: Trillian

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free service with option to pay for additional features.

Description: Trillian is a free fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports chatting on Windows Live, Facebook, Yahoo, MySpace, AIM, Email, Google Talk, Skype, ICQ, Jabber, IRC, and Bonjour. It also helps manage your social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Google Talk

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VoIP & Chat - Google TalkVisit Site: Google Talk

Cost: Free

Comments: Chat service from Google.

Description: Since sometimes reading “lol” doesn’t deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Google Chat properties (i.e Gmail, Google+, orkut).