voice calls

Google Hangouts now lets you make voice calls

There you have it. Just a day after we were speculating about the seeming migration of Google Voice to Hangouts, Google has officially made an announcement to the effect. When you update your Hangouts to its latest version, you will now be able to make free calls to other users of the messaging service, to numbers within the United States, and for a low fee, even calls outside the country.

Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0: HD voice and video calling

The much-awaited Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology that is set to revolutionise how we make and receive calls is coming soon for Verizon subscribers. They’ve announced the rollout of their HD voice and video calling capability - called Advanced Calling 1.0 - in the next few weeks, a little behind competitors AT&T and T-Mobile but ahead of other US carriers.

Call Notes Pro shows details on callers while you talk

An app called Call Notes Pro was updated this month with some new features to make using it better for folks that need details on callers while they are talking. Call Notes Pro has been updated to version 4.0. The app weighs in at 1.7MB in size and requires Android 4.0 or higher to operate.

US government might disallow in-flight calls after all

Airplane passengers in the US who would rather not know of the details of their seatmate's relationships or business transactions might soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The Department of Tourism is expected to weigh in on the issue of allowing cellphone calls while in flight, and the agency has hinted that it will be opposing the idea with a more formal and definitive policy.

Callistics app keeps track of your phone’s calls and messages

If you’re the type of person who wants to keep track of all the calls and messages that you make, sometimes your smartphone’s built-in tracker just is not enough. Callistics - Call Statistics just might be the solution for you as it promises to be the ultimate tool for giving you an efficient way of keeping tabs on how many calls and messages you’ve made and to make sure that you don’t overspend on your mobile carrier plans.

AT&T and T-Mobile prepaid plans may be overcharging for voice use

When it comes to voice minutes for your smartphone plan, a majority of us don’t give it a second thought. Many plans have unlimited talk, so any worry about going “over on minutes” is lost in the shared data dance many of us do. Those customers who do count their minutes — specifically prepaid customers — might be having precious time taken from them.
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