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2009-03-23 08:00:00

EBay component Skype announced today their strategy to create an adaptation of their Internet calling software that plugs into commercial phone programs, the Wall Street Journal stated. This new software, labeled Skype for SIP, is anticipated to let workers make both domestic and international phone calls with normal office telephones, rather than a headset connected to a computer, the paper wrote. Originally, Skype charged 2.1 cents per minute for calls to both cells and landlines, but when...

2009-02-03 14:13:00

STUTTGART, Germany and BOSTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE Services announced the availability of its best selling cross-platform application IM+ for Skype in the App Store on iPhone. IM+ for Skype enables text chat and cost-effective calls to Skype contacts and to any phone numbers. Reliable callback technology is used for calls thus providing best phone call quality with no extra delays and latency typical for VoIP. IM+ for Skype is available in App Store on iPhone under the Social...

2008-12-11 12:00:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Linkwell International (HK) Limited announced today that 28TEL, a mobile communications service brand, has broken the current limitations of communications technology by being the first to launch 'Mobile 2 Skype' services worldwide, allowing 28TEL users to call online Skype users directly through their mobile phones. According to Mr. Cola Cho, CEO of Linkwell International (HK) Limited, this service is of immense significance. It has broken...

2008-10-30 09:00:18

Junction Networks has announced that its OnSIP Hosted PBX users can download and use fring(R) to enable OnSIP extension-to-extension VoIP calls and to place and receive calls using an Apple iPhone(TM) or other fring-compatible device over a Wi-Fi connection. "We have always envisioned a day when mobile users could be completely untethered from their corporate desk phones," said Junction Networks CEO Mike Oeth. "Now, with fring and OnSIP, users can stay connected to the corporate phone...

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2008-10-09 06:55:00

The increasing number of Internet calling services on mobile phones is decreasing the cost of making an on-the-go call. Wi-Fi chips and Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, let people like Mark Laris, a Dallas-based nuclear engineer, make phone calls through cheaper web-based phone services. The VoIP technology can be found in phones from many manufacturers including Nokia, Apple, and Blackberry.  The soon-to-be released G1 Google phone will also feature a Wi-Fi chip. The ability to...

2008-09-12 12:00:10

Josh Silverman is on the defensive. As the head of eBay's Skype unit, he's happy to talk about his company's more than 330 million users and six straight quarters of profitability. But the topic he has been asked to address more frequently in his six months at the helm is how eBay could have so grossly overestimated Skype's value when in 2005 it paid more than $2.5 billion for the Internet calling service. "There is this perception gap related to eBay and what people thought eBay would do...

2008-08-27 09:00:45

Jaxtr, the company that links your phone to the Web, today shares a cost comparison of its international calling versus other providers. Consumers select international calling providers based on key factors: -- Price: When calling a mobile phone--in many of the most frequently called countries worldwide--from a mobile or landline, jaxtr offers the cheapest rates 80 percent of the time, as seen in rates chart below. -- Convenience: Jaxtr offers the most convenient solution. Jaxtr...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

MONTGOMERY -- The timing of the e-mail is as predictable as the changing seasons. Unsuspecting readers open an e-mail with the subject line, "Cell Numbers Go Public Tomorrow REMINDER," or similar wording. It follows with instructions on how to add your cell phone number to the national Do Not Call List to stop calls from telemarketers. The message cautions that if you do not call the number and add your name to the Do Not Call List, telemarketers will call your previously unpublished cell...

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2008-07-03 12:15:00

As online video and bandwidth-hogging sites and services, such as YouTube and iTunes, continue to grow in popularity, the divide between dial-up and high-speed Internet users is getting more pronounced. A new survey suggests that with high gas prices and the threat of a recession, more Americans are choosing to stick with dial-up because they can't justify the added cost of high-speed Internet service. The report released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on home...

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2008-06-18 10:46:51

Skype, the leading software that allows users to make free calls using their Internet connection, is set to begin public beta testing on its newest version. Skype version 4.0 Beta 1 can now be downloaded for Windows users from Skype's official Web site for public testing. The test version hopes to embrace the visual aspects of communication by allowing users to post larger photos of themselves and leaning toward making video a more important part of the software. In the past, Skype users...


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