Google Voice is a service we've loved for a long time, but any Voice user that's honest with themselves knows the service has been a second-class citizen for a while now. If you're feeling like it's time to move on, here's how to ease the transition (and even keep most of your favorite features in the process).
Brace yourself Google Voice fanboys, your treasured service is probably not long for this world. But don't you worry; the sooner it's dead the better we'll all be.
The boards have sent their approval, the money has exchanged hands and the regulatory hurdles have been overcome. Now it's time for Skype to officially become part of Microsoft.
Now that the iPad app is out of the way, Skype's next priority is Windows Phone. And the software company is not wasting any time.
WiFi-calling is now free for T-Mobile customers with an Android handset. All you need is the Smart Wi-Fi application and an Even More or Even More Plus calling plan. According to a T-Mobile representative, Magenta customers should be able to call customer service to add this sweet new feature to their accounts…
Anticipating that a lot of Americans will be trying to contact loves ones in Japan, AT&T has implemented free international calling and texting until March the 31st. UPDATE: Verizon too, until April 10th. [PRNewswire]
Remember when we were growing up (separately, obviously), and those few times we tried prank calling? That was fun. I still remember my parents scolding my younger sister after I dobbed on her. Fun times! The Hairpin revisits those innocent childhood games, which un/forunately are a thing of the past now thanks to…
I have no idea what my mom's cell phone number is. I don't think I've ever known the phone number of a girlfriend. Why would I? You probably don't either! Contact lists killed them. But web service Go800 wants to skip the whole number thing entirely, letting you hit people via their Twitter handle to connect a call.
The one last barrier for you using Google Voice full time—number porting—just got knocked down. But should you use Google Voice? Almost certainly yes.
In MyFord-equipped cars, a "Do Not Disturb" button lets you block incoming calls and texts while driving. And since so many states are banning texting and calling while driving these days, it'll save you from the inevitable fines.
Oh man, oh man, oh man! You can download Fring for Android right now and make two-way video calls—ones demonstrated in all the promises of the future— RIGHT NOW. For Android.
Yesterday Google updated their Google Voice extension for Chrome, allowing Voice-heads to call numbers directly from their browsers. If you love Google or hate retyping phone numbers, this one's for you.
Google's bought Gizmo5, a VOIP company. They've got Google Voice, but no way to use Google voice for calls to and from your computer—only redirecting calls to existing physical and mobiles. Not anymore.
Skype might have been sloughed off of eBay into its own entity, but lawsuits, regarding its core Skype to Skype technology, might put them in trouble unless it has a backup plan of new VoIP tech.
While other carriers, including AT&T, have MyFaves-style uncapped calling to pre-selected phones on any network, Sprint only had unlimited Sprint-to-Sprint calls—until now. Any Mobile is for "Everything Data" plans $69 and up, but there may be roaming implications…
We hear Sprint Any Mobile is a new calling feature with unlimited calls to all mobile numbers, true to the name. Which, we suspect, is the big "game changing" announcement Sprint's teasing for tomorrow's Sprint Connection Newsletter. [Sprint, Thanks tipsters!]
There has been lots of chatter about Google Voice being on the verge of being released, so keep an eye out tomorrow and early next week to see if it hits. You'll probably have to sign up early to get a number in an area code you like.