Is it time to switch to VOIP?

When it comes to office communications, one thing has remained central to running a successful business for the last 80 years or so, and that is the need for a telephone line. It is testament to the usefulness of the telephone that we still rely so heavily on it to this day. When starting a…

Skype gift cards hit the UK highstreet

Skype will be introducing prepaid gift cards to the UK highstreet after signing deals with a number of leading UK shops. The voice and video calling service will now offer £10 and £20 gift cards, stocked in 1,400 Asda, Currys,…

Using Skype in Ethiopia could lead to 15 years in prison

The Ethiopian government has made it a criminally offence to use VoIP services like Skype or Google Talk in their country, punishable by as much as 15 years in prison. The bans also extend to social networking features that make…

Skype 5.8 Windows update adds 1080p video chat

Skype has been updated to version 5.8 for Windows PCs, bringing 1080p Full HD video chat to the table. So long as you've got a Full HD webcam, an internet connection that can manage consistent 2Mbps upload and download…

Second time lucky: Skype for iPad hits the App Store

First Skype giveth, then Skype taketh away. Then they… er… giveth backeth. The official Skype app has now gone live on the App Store, just hours after it was pulled by the developers. "To ensure your best Skype experience, we've…

Messagenet Talk start-up VoIP sets sights on Skype crown

Messagenet Talk, a new voice-over-internet and texting application for PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod touches and iPhones launches today, looking to offer a simple, cheap alternative to Skype and Google Voice. Offering free calls to PC and Macs, Messagenet Talk's main…

Make Free iPhone To iPhone Calls With Viber

Viber, a free VoIP app for the iPhone was recently launched. Although there are already plenty of mobile VoIP apps for the iPhone, what makes Viber different, is that it does not use buddy lists or require registration. Instead,…