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Compared to Facetime, Skype, Hangouts, and many other services, setup is faster and simpler, and usage afterward is more straightforward.And yes phone numbers might be ripe for abuse and spam, but so are usernames and email addresses. I'd wager the reason is that Google wanted to do less, but do it better. Launch the app and you're greeted with your face from the front camera on your phone (we've already established it might not be sexy), a white bottom overlay with a button, and an overflow menu on the top right.If you're on the receiving end of a Duo call, you'll see the recipient before picking up if you both have Knock Knock enabled, and Duo will also show you which network it's currently using for its call.If you fail to answer, a missed call notification will appear on your phone and let you either call back or message (SMS) the person back.See, I'm residing in my mountain house now, where reception is beyond terrible: even Whats App text messages take more than 10 seconds to deliver sometimes.The Wi Fi connection you see my phone using here is a Mi Fi router, so it suffers from the same piss-poor reception as my HSDPA signal, which you may have seen revert back to Edge sometimes.With just a couple of calls, Duo has proven to me that it can replace Skype on my phone and maybe even tempt me to use it instead of Whats App audio calls with certain friends.
And it can also be disabled, but keep in mind that if you turn it off, you won't send your stream to your contacts but you also won't get theirs when they call, regardless of whether or not they have it enabled or disabled.But my last few days with Duo have shown me another side to the story.Duo isn't trying to revolutionize video calls, it just wants to approach them from a more modern perspective, one that builds on our smartphone-carrying habits, our needs for immediacy, and our disdain for complexity.Part of what made Whats App so popular as a messaging client, and then again as a Vo IP alternative, was the low-entry barrier (plus free price and multiplatform support).If you wanted to send an SMS to someone, you must have had their phone number, which meant you could also contact them via Whats App — and for free. Duo is using this same low-entry barrier for video calls.