It Takes Two to Tango, Free Mobile Video Calls on iPhone and Android

Today I am going to show you a new way to make Video Calling. As we all know video calling is very common on computers, However we did not have a free video calling application on Mobiles. I know what YOU might be thinking about  …. Apple has FaceTime which allows you to do Video Calling.

But what if you want  to make a video call to a phone other than the iPhone?

Well I have been testing a new App for iPhone and Android (on Samsung Galaxy S ) called Tango  ( this allows us to make free Video Calling on these two smartphones using the Wi-Fi connection or the cellar network using the data plan.

Once you install the application from the App store for iPhone you need to give some general information to register along with you mobile number and should be good to Tango,  with anyone in your contact list who is login on Tango.  ( Note you do not need to go through with a long registration process ) Tango is also available on Android Market place to download for free.

Tango uses Mobile number to search in its data-base, and once it finds any of your phone book contact it allows you to call that person.

Tango is very easy to use, when we make a call first  it starts a voice call and allows you to enable and disable the Video call any time during the conversation. As iPhone 3GS does not have a front facing camera it uses the rare camera when video is enabled. (I have also noticed that once you start the Video the Speaker is automatically enabled so that you can listen to the other party when taking the video)

After using Tango, I think  Tango is  brings a new face to Mobile Video Calling. Tango is definitely giving a next step-up for  connecting family’s and friends together for free.

Some Features of  Tango:

  • Free high quality mobile video calls over 3G and wi-fi, iPhone to Android and other Smartphones.
  • Show whats around you by switching screens and cameras.
  • Tango contacts automatically populated
  • Seamlessly switch between audio only or video only calling,

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About Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim began his career as the co-founder of, a popular RSS feed management service. Later he went on to work for one of the UK’s leading mobile communication company Everything Everywhere Ltd (Orange UK and T-Mobile UK) under the brand Orange for 4 years. After which he joined Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)®, a global leader in wireless innovation, that revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Ibrahim holds several certifications, which includes VMware Certified Professional (VCP 510), (VCP 6 )Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Currently pursuing several other certifications like Backup, VCAP etc.. Ibrahim is based in London, UK.

Posted on October 8, 2010, in Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. have you heard of Movicha ( It has been doing two-way real-time mobile video calling on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm.

    It has many cool features like pausing video, flipping between front and back cameras. It also works on 3G, 4G, and wi-fi but it also works on PCs and MACs

    Its freee

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