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