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Free Voice Calling Rolls Out On Facebook Messenger For iOS... But Only In The US

One of features promised with the Facebook Messenger for iPhone update a few weeks ago was VOIP calling so that you could use the app to call your friends over a mobile or Wi-Fi data connection. Facebook is now rolling that out to all users, but only if you’re in the United States.


Facebook Is Launching A Numberless 'Social Calling' Service

Tech Crunch is reporting today that Facebook is teaming up with carriers to provide a “social calling” service. Initially striking up a deal with French carrier Orange, it seems the service will allow friends to make voice calls without knowing each other’s numbers.


Skype Is Giving Away Free Unlimited Worldwide Phone Calling For One Month

Time to call that long-lost aunt in the middle of absolutely nowhere: Skype has just announced that you can now claim a whole month’s worth of unlimited free world-wide landline and mobile calling — but only if you claim it today.


Is Skype Snooping On Your Conversations?

Since launch, Skype has been regarded as secure and private, with its strong encryption and complex peer-to-peer network connections making calls almost impossible to intercept. Since Microsoft bought it out, though, things have been changing — and Slate suggests your privacy may not be what it once was.


US Airline Calls Cops On Viber Founder For Using His Own VoIP App Via In-Flight Wi-Fi

Talmon Marco, founder of the VoIP app Viber (the sixth most popular all-time free iPhone app), was met at La Guardia airport this evening by a waiting posse of port authority cops. What did he do? Well, it’s not quite as outrageous as Alec Baldwin getting in trouble for playing Words With Friends, but it’s still a bit ridiculous.


NBN Voice Services Start To Speak Up

The NBN isn’t just a data network; the eventual aim of the rollout is to replace the copper network that not only provides ADSL (if you’re lucky enough), but also voice services. NBN Co’s announced that it’s fast-tracking automatic user authentication to allow NBN-based VoIP services to roll out more smoothly.


Skype Investigating Vulnerability Which Reveals Users' IP Adresses

Skype has announced that it is investigating a new tool which can be used to collect users’ IP addresses. The hack, which can provide the IP address of a targeted Skype user without even having to add them as a contact, has been circulating online since last Thursday.


TPG Pays Fine For 'Misleading' VOIP Claim

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to bust communications providers whose plans aren’t described clearly. Today it announced a $13,200 fine for TPG over terms associated with its offering of ‘free’ VOIP calls for broadband customers.


Skype For Windows Phone Is Now Official

It was a long time coming, but back in February Skype made it onto Windows Phone… in beta. Now, testing is over, and you can get your hands on the full, official version from the Windows Phone Marketplace.


Compact Keyboard Also Makes Calls When Email Gets Too Tedious

Sometimes a long back-and-forth discussion over email can be quickly resolved with a quick phone call. So Elecom’s new compact wireless Bluetooth keyboard doubles as a VoIP handset letting you drop a line through your tablet or computer.


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