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Facebook Messenger Now Has Group Calling Facebook Messenger Now Has Group Calling

Android/iPhone: Starting today you’ll be able to start up group VoIP calls right from the Facebook Messenger app, which pairs up nicely with regular free voice calls already available in the app.

How to Make Sure Your Voice Calls and Audio Chats Are Crystal Clear How to Make Sure Your Voice Calls and Audio Chats Are Crystal Clear

Whether you’re talking to family on Skype or Hangouts, or you’re playing multiplayer games and need your teammates to hear you, there are a few simple things you can to do make sure your audio comes through clearly.

Skype Video Chat Is Coming to the Web Skype Video Chat Is Coming to the Web

Today, Microsoft announced that it plans to bring Skype to the web. While other chat services like Facebook Messenger and Hangouts have been web-based for a while, Skype has lagged behind. Until now. The new service—which is slated to roll out "in the coming weeks" on Skype.com—will allow instant messages, voice, and…

Most Popular Mobile VoIP App: Skype Most Popular Mobile VoIP App: Skype

If you're looking to save money on mobile minutes, you call internationally, or you're often someplace where the Wi-Fi is great but the 3G/4G is terrible, VoIP can be your best friend. Last week we asked for your picks, then looked at the five best mobile VoIP apps. Now we're back to highlight the crowd favorite.

Five Best Mobile VoIP Apps Five Best Mobile VoIP Apps

If you want to save some money on your wireless bill, ditch your minutes and use a mobile VoIP app to make your calls. It's not difficult, and many are either free or low-cost depending on who you call. Here are five of the best VoIP apps for your smartphone, based on your nominations.

What's the Best Mobile VoIP App? What's the Best Mobile VoIP App?

Free calling on your smartphone isn't too difficult to come by. In many cases, all you need is the right app to route your calls over Wi-Fi instead of over your carrier's network. This week, we want to know which apps you think are the best for the job.

Bolt Provides Free VoiP Calling on Android Built into a Dialer App Bolt Provides Free VoiP Calling on Android Built into a Dialer App

Android: One of the biggest problems with VoIP apps on mobile phones is that they require you to juggle multiple different apps for calling based on how the person you're talking to will receive it. Bolt simplifies that by using VoIP when talking to another Bolt user and regular minutes with everyone else.

Keku for Chrome Makes Cheap International Calls from Your Computer Keku for Chrome Makes Cheap International Calls from Your Computer

Chrome: Previously mentioned low-cost calling service Keku has a new Chrome App that gives you the powe to assign "local" numbers to your international friends and call them one-on-one or in a group super cheap, right from your browser.

Google Hangouts for iOS Adds Free Voice Calling Google Hangouts for iOS Adds Free Voice Calling

iOS: Google updated its Hangouts app so you can now make and receive phone calls from your Google Voice number.

Gmail Calling Is Back, Now Part of Google Hangouts Gmail Calling Is Back, Now Part of Google Hangouts

Google just brought back its much-beloved VOIP calling feature and added it to Hangouts, allowing users to call phones for free right from their computer.

How to Build Your Own, More Powerful Version of Google Voice How to Build Your Own, More Powerful Version of Google Voice

Google hasn’t updated Voice in ages. Once heralded as the amazing service that would unify our phones, it now lags behind thanks to a lack of MMS support, decent voicemail transcripts, and a variety of usage quirks. With a few third-party apps and services, you can leave Voice behind, just like Google did, and have…

If You're in Boston Without Phone Service, Call Out from This Site If You're in Boston Without Phone Service, Call Out from This Site

With Boston's cellular service shut down overloaded, it isn't easy for locals to speak with their family and loved ones outside of the city. If you're in Boston and need to make a call, you can use a site set up by Twilio to do so via your browser. You'll need Chrome or Firefox and the Adobe Flash plug-in. If…

Add a Detachable Microphone to Your Over-the-Ear Headphones Add a Detachable Microphone to Your Over-the-Ear Headphones

Whether you're digging into a long gaming session or just looking for a better way to video chat on your PC, a headset with a microphone can go a long way. If you don't want to plop down the cash for one, you can add one to your existing over-the-ear headphones yourself.

Facebook Adds Free Voice Calling to its iOS App Facebook Adds Free Voice Calling to its iOS App

Facebook just updated its iOS app with a number of new features, most notably the ability to make voice calls over Wi-Fi and data to your Facebook friends.

Convert Your Home Phone Into a VoIP Line with an OBi Adapter and Google Voice Convert Your Home Phone Into a VoIP Line with an OBi Adapter and Google Voice

If you're sick of paying for home phone service, you can convert your home phones to use the internet for calls—also known as Voice Over IP (VoIP). Our friends at the How-To Geek show us how to set it up from start to finish.

Facebook Messenger Makes Free Calls to Any Facebook Friend on Your iPhone Facebook Messenger Makes Free Calls to Any Facebook Friend on Your iPhone

iOS: Facebook's Messenger app used to be a mere extension of Facebook's messaging functionality, but as of today Facebook added a handy new feature for US users: free voice calling.

Do You Use VoIP on Your Phone? Do You Use VoIP on Your Phone?

We've shared tons of ways to make free calls on your smartphone using Voice Over IP (VoIP), but it requires a lot more work than just making normal calls. We're wondering: how many of you are actually using it?

The Cheapskate's Guide to Getting Free Stuff The Cheapskate's Guide to Getting Free Stuff

Opportunity doesn't favor the wealthy, it favors the resourceful. You can get free travel, entertainment, gadgets, and even internet access by knowing about a few simple tricks and services. This guide will point you in the right direction.

Sidecar Shares Media While Making a Free Phone Call Sidecar Shares Media While Making a Free Phone Call

iOS/Android: Sidecar is a new voice calling app for iPhone and Android that makes free calls over Wi-Fi and shares data like videos, location, contact information, and pictures live when you're on the call.

Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With the Underused Gadgets You Already Own Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With the Underused Gadgets You Already Own

If you're a fan of technology, chances are you've retired a few gadgets over the years and they're sitting in a box in your closet. Today's the day to dig out your leftovers and start thinking about what you can do to let them live and breathe again. Here are ten of our favorite ideas to get you started.

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