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Viber updated to v1.1, adds call quality indicator

01/24/2011, Viber is a very useful iPhone app for making free calls to friends on the same service using a data connection. Of course, no service is perfect and sometimes you’re limited by the quality of the data connection that you’re using. Now Viber has...

China bans Skype and other non-state owned VOIP services

12/30/2010, After recovering from a recent worldwide crash, Skype looks like it won’t be recovering in a certain country on the eastside of the world. China has just made all VOIP services, besides those owned by the government, illegal – therefore banning...

Skype teaser page hints at mobile video chat?

12/29/2010, We’ve recently had some whispers of Skype bringing video chat to the mobile scene and now those rumors don’t seem so far-fetched anymore. The reason we say so is the VoIP company has released a new landing page, teasing us with the line “what’s...

Skype downtime clarified – problem with supernodes

12/23/2010, For those of you who are affected by Skype’s downtime, fret not, help is on the way. According to a blog post on the official Skype blog, Peter Parkes, Skype’s blogger-in-chief announced that the downtime is caused by their supernodes going...

Skype is Down

12/22/2010, We noticed that Skype is down, and according to the real-time chatter on the web, we’re definitely not the only ones. If you can’t use Skype – you’re not alone!  Skype is indeed working to resolve the situation, according to a...

Free Gmail Calls Extended Through 2011

12/20/2010, Google is extending its promotion to let users make free calls to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada through 2011. The original Gmail calling service was launched back in August as an affordable and easy way to dial your contacts and can be used for...

Skype Preparing To Launch Web-based Service?

12/05/2010, Whispers are going around that Skype could be gearing up to come up with a web-based voice service, possibly one that integrates video and chat services too. According to job postings on Skype’s website, the company is looking to build a team that...

KDDI and Skype strike up partnership

10/17/2010, Skype as well as Japanese carrier KDDI have struck up a strategic alliance which will see the integration of Skype across KDDI’s services, and the first fruits of this partnership would begin with its mobile offerings – “au”. Skype...

EXCLUSIVE: Tango, Cross-Platform Mobile Video Calling Over 3G

09/30/2010,   When the entrepreneurs behind Tango, a mobile video-calling startup, founded their company a year ago, there wasn’t any competition to speak of. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., five miles from Stanford’s campus, Tango’s 17 engineers...

Facebook And Skype To Improve Chat Integration

09/29/2010, You might not be too fond of the Facebook Chat instant messaging service, but word is going around that Facebook and Skype are gearing up to announce a deal that will see Skype accounts integrated with Facebook Connect, allowing Facebook friends to...

fringOut Offers Worldwide Calls From Your Mobile From 1c/min

09/19/2010, The VoIP game is heating up. We already know of SkypeOut that allows Skype users to make landline calls and now fring has joined the party with the announcement of its fringOut service that also allows users to make phone calls to land line and cell phone...

Verizon BREW-powered Devices To Support Skype

08/19/2010, Verizon and Skype have announced that a deal has been put in place to bring the Skype mobile application to more Verizon devices that are running on the BREW platform. The Skype mobile app for BREW devices such as the LG enV TOUCH, LG Chocolate Touch and...

MagicTalk Software To Offer Free Calls In The US And Canada

08/15/2010, Most of us have already heard of magicJack which helps us skimp on our phone bill, and now the company behind it is planning to go one further, with the introduction of magicTalk, a software that aims to eliminate costs for calling landline and cell...

Vonage Offers Free VoIP Calls For Facebook Users

08/04/2010, Vonage has announced the Vonage Mobile application for Facebook, which is a fancy app that allows users to make free calls to all their Facebook friends who use the same app, anywhere around the word. The app is currently available for the Android and iOS...