Until recently, however, there haven't been many good ways to video chat using your smartphone—the services just weren't mature enough.
But that all changed with smartphone innovator Apple's release of Face Time with the i Phone 4, the real kickoff of the video chat craze.
OK, there's plenty of hyperbole in that statement, but you can't deny that phone calls are going the way of the dodo.
Not only that, but they work over 3G and 4G connections as well.
So regardless of whichever device you're using, you're bound to find a great video chat app on this list that works for you.
oo Voo is the best multi-platform video calling solution there is.
Quality-wise, it's still not quite on par with Face Time, but it reaches more platforms across more networks.
ANDROID oo Voo is the best video chat app for Android and the best multi-platform video calling solution there is.
Quality-wise, it's not quite on par with Face Time, but Face Time is limited to i OS and OSX and can only place calls over Wi-Fi.
But everyone else needs a good video chat app, too.
There have been plenty of contenders for Face Time's crown on both the i OS and Android platforms, but most of them were heavy on features and light on video quality.
If it do these things, we will be looking at what is essentially the Android equivalent of Face Time—or even better, since Google Talk can make video calls over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, as opposed to just Wi-Fi.