app update. This update deals with the Vonage Mobile app and while there are a few notable changes, it looks like the big addition this time around is video calling. The video calls, similar to the regular voice calls are free for those calling another Vonage Mobile user.
Facebook have been pretty busy. With things like Facebook Home, chat heads, the HTC first "Facebook Phone" and now this. Today it looks like Facebook is rolling out voice calling for those in the U.S. using their messenger application. The feature is called VoIP (voice over IP) and will work with your data connection, or using Wifi for free calls.
Facebook has revealed a few new features to their growing social network as of late, but today we're hearing about one of the biggest ones yet. Earlier this month they announced voice messaging for their Android and iOS Messenger app, and were even testing actual VoIP (voice calling) for iOS. Today they've officially rolled out free WiFi calling for all iOS users. Sadly it looks like Facebook decided not to include Android -- at least for now.
Republic Wireless guys? Well today they are back with a big announcement that they've finally finished their private beta test and will be available to all. In case you forgot they were the ones offering unlimited everything smartphone plans for just $20 a month. Crazy right?
Skype but would love to make cheap, and often times free VoIP (Voice over IP) calls on your Android phone or tablet we have just the app. Rebtel has just issued an update today adding more features and full Android tablet support to their services. More details on their free calling below.
Republic Wireless, a hybrid VOIP/mobile service with eye-popping low rates, are probably receiving your beta invitations now. Republic's unlimited WiFi calling and mobile data for just $19 a month is tempting - but their sole phone, the 1.5-year-old Android-powered LG Optimus One, isn't. As part of the survey for its latest Beta wave, the service provider has added a few details for its plans to expand its Android offerings.
Skype remains the most popular voice over IP and video chat client around. They've had a pretty good track record of Android support, and the latest of their regular updates brings performance improvements and a more streamlined UI across the board. You can download Skype from the Google Play Store now.
Skype-style. The best part? It works on WiFi or mobile broadband, making Vonage a true mobile VOIP provider with no restrictions.