Facebook gives iOS users free US voice calls

It seems that Facebook's test in Canada of free voice calls for iOS users has been a success, with the company now tipped to roll the feature out in the US.

VoIP phones vulnerable to hacks

Columbia University engineers have discovered a major vulnerability in many VoIP phones - used widely around the world by governments, banks and major corporations.

Facebook tests free Messenger voice calls

Facebook is testing a feature in Canada allowing iOS users to make voice calls over Wifi or a cellular connection using its Messenger app.

Free Google Voice calls to continue in 2013

Google has confirmed that it will be extending its free phone service for Gmail users in the US and Canada in 2013.

Report: Facebook VoIP button spotted in the wild

A mysterious "VoIP button" has been spotted on the wilds of Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger gets free Android voice calling

Hey, guess what, Skype and Google Talk? You're not the only players in town. Yahoo wants to be taken seriously in the VoIP market too, and has just taken a step in that direction with the latest Yahoo Messenger app update.

VoIP hacker gets 10 years in the slammer

A convicted VoIP hacker has been sentenced to 10 years in the slammer for stealing and reselling Internet telephone service valued at approximately $1.4 million.

Gmail phone calling tallies a million calls in 24 hours

Google's intriguing new service that allows users to place phone calls directly from Gmail is apparently a hit. At least, it was intriguing enough to log more than a million calls in its first day.

Next Gmail feature may be VoIP

Google is expected to make an announcement as early as today about a brand new Gmail feature, and initial leaks suggest calling features like missed call icons and voicemail notifications will be added to Google Talk.

Caller ID spoofing outlawed by Congress

The House of Representatives has passed a bill outlawing all caller ID spoofing "with the intent to defraud or deceive".

Steve Jobs says new iPhone OS will support true multitasking

Steve Jobs has assured the rapturous Apple faithful that iPhone OS 4 will offer true multitasking support for third-party applications.

8,000 petabytes of mobile data traffic expected by 2014

Mobile data traffic originating from PC (USB) modems and routers is expected to increase from 2,000 petabytes of data to a staggering 8,000 in 2014.

Verizon boosts 4G LTE to 50 Mbps

Verizon has claimed that its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network field trials achieved peak download speeds of 40 to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload rates of 20 to 25 Mbps.