Skype 5.0 for Android makes it easier to find friends

Since a lot more people now log on to Skype through their mobile device rather than the desktop, it would now be more natural for the free voice-over-IP and instant messaging app to change how they find your friends. The new Skype 5.0 for Android now has a feature that will make it easier for you to search through the 300 million users and find people that you know.

Vonage ReachMe Roaming routes calls to eliminate international charges

The latest update for the Vonage Mobile app has arrived in the Google Play Store. This one is adding a new feature called "ReachMe Roaming" and it brings the promise of eliminating international roaming charges. Essentially, this setup means users will be able to receive incoming calls, but not have to worry about the possibility of overage charges while traveling.

Comcast may be teaming up with Verizon for VoIP service

A new report suggests Comcast may be involving themselves in the mobile carrier game. The cable company, lamented by many for their ongoing attempt to purchase Time Warner Cable, may be working on VoIP service on the back of their wireless offerings for the home. While the service is said to be dependent on WiFi, Comcast may have other plans for the service as well.

WhatsApp CEO promises calling feature in Q2 2014, hints at carrier agreements

What are Facebook’s ambitions with their purchase of WhatsApp? If WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum’s comments today are correct, WhatsApp may just be your new communication platform. Not messaging, but communicating. At a talk during MWC this week, Koum said WhatsApp would have voice calling capabilities this year, in addition to their already robust messaging service.

Viber sold for $900 million to Rakuten

In a move to round out their digital media options, Rakuten has purchased Viber. The $900 million selling price now keeps Viber neatly in the fold with Kobo, Viki, and play.com. Viber is already a popular standalone service, but Rakuten has bigger aspirations.

Bolt, a VoIP app which supports regular calls, launches in the Play Store

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, holds a lot of promise. It also causes a lot of headaches, as users must sign-up for the service for it to work properly. Asking friends and family to join in can be rather problematic, and calling outside of the service often causes more headaches than it’s worth. Bolt aims to solve those problems by bringing the best of both worlds.

Razer Comms Android app keeps you chatting in-game even while AFK

If you've ever had that sinking feeling of being left out just because you had to temporarily leave an intense multiplayer gaming session or team bonding, then Razer might have just the app for that. Razer's Comms VoIP service now has an Android app that will help you keep on talking to your friends and teammates even when you're not really there.
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