ooVoo Video Call is a VoIP program that's already well-known on the Windows and Mac platforms. Similar to Skype, the program now runs on Windows Phone and lets you make free phone or video calls. But that's not all: ooVoo Video Call supports multi-chat video!
Multi-user video conferencing
It's easy to get started with ooVoo Video Call but you have to first create a user account. It's quickly done and not too complicated, especially if you connect through Facebook.
Once you're signed in, you can access your contact list. You can send text messages, make a voice call or start a video conference with any of your online contacts.
You can also use ooVoo Video Call to contact offline friends via written messages, as you would with instant messaging. They receive the message as they would an email.
The key feature of this Windows Phone version of ooVoo is the ability to do video conferencing to more than one mobile device. You can invite several friends to a multiplayer video chat, but unfortunately you can't see them all at the same time. You pass from one to the other by clicking their avatar in the thumbnail strip at the bottom. It works fine since not everyone can talk at the same time anyway (up to 12 simultaneous users).
The quality of the videos provided by the application are pretty average and, strangely, don't reflect the quality of your phone's camera. The sound quality is average.
ooVoo Video Call for Windows Phone allows you to add or delete contacts at your leisure, and access their profile pages containing basic information (date of birth, language, place of residence, phone number, etc.) about them. You can add a photo by taking it with your camera phone or use one you already have in memory. Change your status to reflect your availability.
Looking to the future
ooVoo for Windows Phone is a quality video conferencing app that's likely to evolve very quickly. It's also very useful for making free phone calls and sending free text messages.