UAE has people from all across the globe, chiefly Asia, and the expatriate community usually rely on free internet calls to connect with their near and dear ones. But in this Gulf country, most of the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) applications are disabled. As a result, most of the expatriates use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to access the barred platforms through which calls can be made using the internet. However, this is an illegal act and can attract strict punishment as well. In such a scenario, it is worth noting that certain internet calling apps are allowed in the UAE. So, today we will talk about such apps that won’t get people into any legal trouble in the country.
With this app, you can dispatch messages and make free video and audio calls legally in the UAE. Assuring good quality and experience, the app can easily be downloaded to mobile and PC. Apart from calls, Voico allows people to share photos, videos, GIFs and animated stickers and even facilitates the translation of chats into more than 100 languages.
One of the leading telecom operators in the UAE, Etisalat had this year in July unveiled GoChat Messenger, a free-of-cost voice and video calling app. The application is available on both Android and Apple platforms for anyone to access across the globe. It has a convenient and fast registration process as subscribers only require to give their mobile number for the same. Apart from making calls, people in the UAE can transfer money, foot various bills, enjoy games and order food through the app.
This is another app through which UAE residents can make calls without attracting unwanted attention from law enforcement officials. Apart from audio and video call facilities, the app can also be used for sharing photographs, videos, voice messages, locations, SMSs, etc. Importantly, with Botim people can indulge in a group chat with close to 500 users.
Google’s video communication app, Meet has played a major role in connecting people across the globe through one platform when Covid-19 was wreaking havoc across the world. It is a perfect app for business meets and conferences involving multiple individuals. It is readily available on Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded with ease on your mobile or PC.
This happens to be another app to gain currency when the pandemic was in full swing in the majority of the countries. Microsoft Teams had become a boon for businesses to conduct video conferencing in the advent of harsh lockdowns. It provides infinite group meetings for up to 60 minutes and has paid facilities that will not pinch you financially.
Skype is generally banned in the UAE but businesses are permitted to use Skype to call their customers or clients through audio and video means. Subscribers can easily access the app on their mobiles from Android and iOS platforms for free of cost.
This is yet another famous audio and video calling app to have gained prominence during the pandemic. Zoom has free as well as paid packages and is very handy for group chats. Both individuals, as well as businesses in the UAE, are permitted to use this chat facility.