iPhone and BlackBerry Get Mobile Calling App from Vonage
Today Vonage announced a new mobile application for the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms. The application, which itself is free, will provide low-cost calling to international numbers via either Wi-Fi or cellular networks. According to Vonage, the app charges lower rates for international calls than competitors do, it works with the built-in contacts application with no extra steps required, and works with users' existing cell phone numbers, so people will know who is calling. Vonage said that it will integrate this new application with Vonage World by the end of 2009. Vonage World offers flat-rate calling to 60 countries. Vonage Mobile will be available later today.
AT&T iPhone Owners Can Now Use WiFi Calling
AT&T today enabled WiFi calling on the iPhone. iPhone owners who've updated to iOS 9 can make and receive voice calls via WiFi rather than cellular networks.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
Truphone to Sell Apple iPhone 5s/5c May 30
Truphone announced that it will sell the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c beginning May 30. Truphone traditionally relies on a bring-your-own-device model and only sells SIM cards and mobile applications.
TextNow to Let Customers Call More than 150 Countries
TextNow today said it is adding support for international calling to more than 150 countries around the globe. Moreover, the cloud-based communications company will let customers earn credits towards their bill or international calls.
Explains why googles app didn't make the cut.