Rebtel launches its VoIP app designed for Android

The ever-competitive mobile VoIP market is as well heating up with Rebtel introduction a new version (1.1) of its Android app, which brings low-cost international calls to all the users with smartphones organization Google’s mobile OS.

Though, unlike similar solution, Rebtel doesn't need a working data (WiFi) link. The service works in a "callback fashion" and as a background app, creation VoIP calls perform in the equal manner as regular phone calls. As soon as you start dialing some number, Rebtel's app jumps from the background suggesting it does the calling to save you some money.

Rebtel launches its VoIP app designed for AndroidI haven't tried the app for myself, but from what I've read, it works completely. No need to start a special app each time you want to make an international phone call. It should detect the country you’re calling and propose taking the "VoIP route."

Sure, talking with extra Android Rebtel users is completely free - just like that’s the case with Skype and other VoIP solutions

And currently it's demo time - Rebtel for Android in action. Enjoy!

Google Voice gets bigger to bigger user base

Google Voice

Internet huge Google has extended its Google Voice VoIP service to every American user, with no invite necessary.

The service allow user to sign up for a single phone number to manage all additional devices, voicemail that move directly to email, free calls and text messages and low-price worldwide calls. Until now, invitation were needed to sign up.

In a blog post, the company thought that "after lots of testing and change, we’re excited to open up Google Voice to the public, no invite necessary".

The Google Voice service caused a number of controversies previous year after Apple banned Google’s Google Voice app from the App Store. This still sparked a report by the FCC into whether the move was anticompetitive or not.

Though, in spite of Google rolling out the service to extra users, Australians won’t be able to take part.

iPhone iOS 4 Skype – Accurate Free VoIP Over 3G

Back in February, the iPhone SDK saw an inform that allowed the programmers of the Skype request for the iPhone to build truly free mobile-to-mobile calls from the iPhone. The only difficulty at the time was that it didn't work so well over 3G, and there was no way for the app to sit in the background and wait for incoming calls. Because of these limits, the app wasn't all iPhone fans hoped it would be.
iPhone iOS 4 SkypeDesigned for the new iOS 4, though, the iPhone can now create and receive call over 3G, with surprising clarity. Take in the ability to background the app and listen for incoming calls and it sound like we have a winner! The only catch is, the service will only be free awaiting the end of 2010. At that time, Skype is leaving to charge a "small" monthly fee.

Even though it's unsatisfactory that users will now be necessary to pay for what was once free, it's hopeful that they will be able to use it for free for six months, and depending on the last cost may find that it's worth keeping on.

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New VoIP solution safety software released

VoIP solution has been boosted following the statement that a Japanese firm has launch a new VoIP safety package.

Ageet Corporation, a VoIP software business, has released the GuardVox Phone system for Windows which provide users with an additional level of security during VoIP calls.

The firm worked personally with the Telesecret Corporation, a business founded by communications security expert Phil Zimmermann, to create the encrypted voice and video communication software.

Users are necessary to complete a short verification string before receiving a call to make sure that no one else is listening in.

This human element in the confirmation process is unique to Guard Vox telephone and provides customers with extra quiet of mind while using IP telephony solutions.

Also, the call's audio stream is encrypted using the burly Advanced Encryption Standard, while the whole package meets standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

RIM and Motorola resolve exclusive rights dispute

The handset business is beset even more than usual by patents lawsuits, but one, at least, has been settled, with RIM and Motorola finish litigation. The BlackBerry maker has decided to pay Motorola a one-time fee as well as continuing royalties, while exact terms were not disclosed.
RIM and MotorolaThe dispute began when a previous cross-licensing agreement expired in 2007, a time when the 2 firms were both looking for a new plan for the burgeoning smartphone market. The patent relate to 2G, 3G and 4G standards, Wi-Fi and wireless email. The pact also includes the transfer of some patents.

RIM has frequently be involved in IPR lawsuit, notably when it paid $612.5m in 2006 to end a long running war with patent troll NTP. The key litigation in the current market, though, concern Apple, which has locked horns with Nokia and HTC.

Ios 4 Software update

Now you can run your preferred third-party apps and switch between them right away - without slowing down the presentation of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.

Systematize apps into folders with drag-and-drop ease. Get faster access to your favorites and browse and manage up to 2160 apps.
Ios 4
Create as well as edit custom playlists right on your iPod touch, and sync and display nested playlist folders from iTunes.

Extra great ebook reader, it’s also an amazing place to browse and shop for books, day or night.

Even Better Mail
See all your messages jointly in a unified inbox; organize messages by threads, and extra.

Home Screen Wallpaper
Alter the background wallpaper on your Home screen.
Ios 4 Software update
Display search suggestions from Google or Yahoo! and view new searches.

Gift Apps
Give your friends apps from the App Store.

Bluetooth Keyboard Support
Pair a keyboard with Bluetooth wireless technology.

Faces & Places in Photos
View photos based on who’s in them and where they were in use.

A built-in spellchecker works in Mail, Notes, and extra apps.

iPod touch can wait connected to Wi-Fi when asleep so you can receive incoming VoIP calls and notification from compatible third-party apps.

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Mobile broadband boom excellent news for VoIP solutions

Voip solutions could be considerably enhanced by the continued roll-out of next-generation mobile broadband.

Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) has revealed that there has been a rising demand for Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services.

LTE can deliver download speeds of up to 1Gbps which would get better VoIP call quality, while also rivalling many desktop connections.

Thorsten Robrecht, Nokia Siemens' head of LTE product management, claimed the firm is accomplishing 30 commercial network trials. He said it’s incredible how the momentum is growing, this is what we are seeing with our customers there are big customers whom I hope to get very soon under contract.

Mr Robrecht also confirmed that the firms are in talks with 15 major operators over the roll-out of the service. Nokia Siemens was just selected by Finnish mobile operator Elisa to provide the hardware for its LTE network.

Skype to begin charging monthly fee for 3G calling

Skype 2.0 was launched for the iPhone 3G, fetching a long-sought feature to the table: making calls over 3G. By now, 5 million users have downloaded the application from the iTunes Store, showing just how significant this feature is to users.

Unfortunately, the new aspect was accompanied by an unpleasant announcement; after August 2010, Skype will start charging a monthly fee for the 3G calling feature on top of whatever fee you're previously paying your mobile operator for data transfer.

Skype assures the fee will be reasonable. We're not going to desire to price ourselves out of the market. I can't ignore the fact that consumers (currently) utilize us for free, said Russ Shaw, Skype's general manager for mobile.

Still, one cannot assist but wonder how the users will react when faced with a double fee for mobile VoIP calls.

AT&T eradicates the Unlimited Data Plan

AT&T announced Wednesday that it will establish offering metered data plans for mobile device users rather than a $30 all-you-can-use monthly plan. For people who utilize less than 200 megabytes of data a month, the price of the new plan is effectively cut in half.

AT&T said in a press release that 65 percent of AT&T smartphone customers utilize less than 200 MB of data per month on average. If DataPlus users go over the allotted 200 megabytes in a single month they will have the option to purchase an extra 200 megabytes for another $15.

Although the $30-a-month unlimited data plan will be eradicated, existing AT&T customers will have the option to be grandfathered in to their existing monthly charge.

IPad users will be affected by the service changes also. AT&T said that new iPad customers will have the choice to purchase a $25 monthly plan for access to 2 gigabytes of data. This will replace the $29.99 unlimited access option at present offered for the iPad.

The service changes will go into effect on June 7 with the predictable release of the iPhone’s new operating system, iPhone OS4.

Skype for iPhone calling charges postponed until 2011

Excitement over Skype 2.0, which officially permitted for calling over 3G was seemingly squashed when we learned that Skype would be charging for Skype-to-Skype calls beginning later this year in August.

It turns out that that Skype has decided to extend the free calling period of sorts, now permitting end users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls until the end of 2010. Quite obviously, that would mean that the company will then initiate to charge for voice-over calls early next year, at an unknown rate.

The reason for delay has not been specified, but we’re fairly convinced it had nothing to do with making you content.