LINE 5.9.0

Uses VoIP to give you free calls and IMs

  • Vote:
    7.1 (4730)
  • Category:

    Internet phone

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  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

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  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

LINE is a piece of software that allows people to make calls from their PCs and Macs to other devices, including Blackberrys, iPhones, Android phones, Google phones and Windows phones. Its main function is to allow people to make such calls, although it does allow people to leave messages in both audio and video formats.

Pros of Using LINE

  • It's Free The first and most obvious advantage that is associated with LINE is that it is completely free. This is critical, because it will allow the person who is using the software to enjoy all of the different services that the software has to offer without having to pay for them. This will allow people to enjoy greater access to communications technology.
  • It's Flexible This software is able to use the capabilities of a Mac or a PC to call mobile devices. The types of mobile devices that it is able to connect to are diverse, encompassing Google devices, as well as mobile devices that are made by Apple, mobile devices made by Windows and Blackberrys.
  • It Allows Messages to Be Sent Many different calling services do not allow people to leave messages. However, LINE allows people to create video messages as well as audio messages. This is important, because it will ensure that anyone who makes a call to someone who is not there will be able to convey the necessary message in a format that will catch the attention of the person receiving the message.
  • High Quality Calls

    There is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with poor sound quality during a call. Luckily, LINE does not have those problems. As long as the person who is calling has a fast-enough connection, the call will easily go through. It is also necessary for the person who is being called to have enough of a connection to a 3G network or other such network.

Cons of Using LINE

  • No Video Calls (yet) One of the most popular features for communication is the video call. Unfortunately, LINE does not yet have the capacity to make video calls. However, that service is in the works and will be developed shortly. The high-quality voice calls will make up for lack of video calls.
  • Too Many Stickers This software is one of the most popular applications in Japan, mostly because Japanese users find it extremely enjoyable to use the wide variety of different stickers that are offered by the software. However, Western users have expressed their irritation with the stickers and do not particularly enjoy using them. Controls are being developed that will allow users that do not enjoy stickers to avoid them.
  • It Requires a Good Internet Connection This software requires a decent Internet connection in order for it to work properly. If the Internet connection that a user has is too weak to support LINE, then there might be problems with the calls.

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