Facebook’s relentless push to make Messenger happen is still happening, and you can now make video calls over data and Wifi with with Facebook’s messaging app.
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.
Facebook's new messaging service is about to turn into Facebook's new voice service. Today at Mobile World Congress, WhatsApp announced it's branching out into phone calls.
We already knew that the FCC had plans to rewrite the technology that supports the nation's ageing landline phone network, and now its decided to start beta testing new infrastructure to ensure it can deliver.
Tom Wheeler, the newly crowned chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has ambitious plans. He's already on a crusade to get carriers to allow cellphone unlocking, and now he plans to rewrite the technology that supports the nation's ageing landline phone network.
Skype for Android has had an overhaul, so now the video quality's actually, y'know, good. Oh, and the UI is massively improved, too.
In the past several weeks, EFF has received many requests for advice about privacy tools that provide technological shields against mass surveillance. We've been interested for many years in software tools that help people protect their own privacy; we've defended your right to develop and use cryptographic software,…
Most people think of Skype as a secure means of communication, with messages kindly delivered using end-to-end encryption. But a new report by Ars Technica suggests that's far from the case—and Microsoft is often dipping into your communications.
Microsoft has finally decided to roll out web-based Skype calling. Over the coming weeks, users will be able to make Skype video and voice calls from within Outlook.com on their browsers.
Canadian Android users can now make VoiP calls via the Facebook Messenger app. No word, sadly, on when it'll head south.
TechCrunch is reporting 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.
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 the Slate suggests your privacy may not be what it once was.
Talmon Marco, founder of the VoIP app Viber, 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.
Good news, WinPho lovers: you can now use Skype on your handset. The software's currently in beta testing, but the official release is due April.
GigaOm is reporting that Republic Wireless, a new hybrid VoIP/carrier, is planning on introducing a $19 unlimited data, voice and text plan on November 8th. $19! How is this possible? How does it work? Where do I sign up?
Remember when T-Mobile launched Bobsled back in April, which enabled free VoIP calls between Facebook users? I didn't either, but now that it's added mobile apps, browser apps, and the capability to call regular phone numbers, it's way more memorable.
If anyone deserves free phone calls to their loved ones, it's the men and women that serve our country. Google has announced that U.S. service personnel with a valid US Military (.mil) email address can now place free Gmail voice calls to the United States from within Gmail.
A model airplane hobbyist and an Air Force vet decided to put their combined skills to use by creating a spy drone. But it's not just any spy drone—it's designed to record private phone conversations. Great.