The out-of-the-box alternative to Face Time isn’t all that bad.
Hangouts is Google’s service for both real-time text chat and video.
Not all Skype calls are free so be sure to add a little money to your Skype account before you leave home.
The only thing I cannot stress enough is do not use any international data.
One of the best things about it is that it’s massively cross-platform and linked to your Google ID.
There are plenty of great Android phones to look forward to.
But Apple’s experience in mobile software still gives them the edge in a number of areas, and video chatting is one of them. That’s what’s great about the open marketplace of ideas that is the Google Play store, though.
Face Time, i OS’s native video app, is a solid program that has been polished to a shine, and it’s quickly becoming a generic verb like Xerox. If you need an Android alternative to Face Time, you have not one, but several, to choose from.
This requires no jailbreaking or unlocking i Phones.
You can even reset the statistics at the bottom of the settings to monitor how much date these apps have used. The best option is to temporarily add features to your existing plan. Just use Wi Fi and text and call for free no matter where you are in the world.