Pling is described as 'Messenger is a push-to-talk voice messenger that helps people communicate quickly and naturally'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pling for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Pling are Signal (Free, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and WhatsApp (Free).
Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption. Why Wire?
WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.
With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.
Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features. Use Linphone for free, and enjoy its intuitive interface and advanced features with our free SIP service or with an existing SIP account.