Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Make Cheap international calls from the iPhone with Only MyGlobalTalk


US based iPhone users of the MyGlobalTalk application receive the advantage of making international at a low price. Recently, i2Telecom International announced that MyGlobalTalk, its international calling solution is now available on the iTunes online store. This is done by routing calls through the MyGlobalTalk network.

This service works wherever there is a mobile service available and it offers high-quality service minus the need for a Wi-Fi connection. This is a strictly pay as you go service without contracts, connection fees or call minimums.

“We are thrilled to see the MyGlobalTalk application on the iPhone,” commented Andy Berman, Chief Executive Officer of i2Telecom International, Inc. “We want to make it easy for people to call any country in the world for less from the United States, and the MyGlobalTalk application does just that. This is just the beginning for us. Much more is to come, including the ability to call from overseas to other countries or back to the United States.” Read More Make Cheap international calls from the iPhone with Only MyGlobalTalk

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Truphone Brings its Mobile VoIP Application to the iPod Touch



Launched earlier on Apple iPhone, the Truphone mobile VoIP application is an all-in-one product architecture that puts voice and instant messaging (IM) in one place leveraging VoIP technology.

It offers an integrated messaging tool that unifies all IM (instant messaging) communities in a single place. It enables users to make free calls when in Wi-Fi to other Truphone users as well as Skype andGoogle ( News - Alert) Talk users. In addition, Truphone users can send free Instant Messages when in Wi-Fi to different IM services as well.

With the help of Truphone mobile VoIP application, users can call landlines and mobiles anywhere at cheap rates, thereby making considerable savings. The application also shows call rates before initiating a call. It even displays recent call history and also enables users to change calling tariffs within the application itself. Customers/users can top-up from within the application, without the need for web windows to open separately, said the company.

Truphone said that the new upgrade, version 3.0, available on iPod Touch features a new architecture that provides increased ease of use, speed of function response, intuitiveness, enhanced instant messaging and account management experience, simplified management, improved voice quality, as well as performance boost. Read More
Truphone Brings its Mobile VoIP Application to the iPod Touch

Can pure-play mobile VoIP succeed?

Two recent announcements regarding pure-play mobile VoIP offerings from TCM Mobile and xG Technologies caught my eye, and I decided to talk to the companies to find out about their plans to make these technologies commercially viable.

TCM Mobile launched a mobile VoIP test network in Syracuse, N.Y., after more than four years of development. TCM plans to operate in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum band to avoid the costs of buying spectrum, as Verizon, AT&T and others have done. The company, founded by a group of Israeli engineers and scientists, said it cracked interference, roaming and connectivity problems in development and built all components of the network, from handsets to base stations, in-house. It plans to operate the mobile voice network over an IP backbone to reduce costs further.

But, as Carl Weinshenk at IT Business Edge points out, despite innovative technology, TCM will face tough competition making its solution work in the market.

Weinshenk writes, “The problem facing TCM, no matter what the elegance of their technology and efficiency of their execution, is that they are in a competitive space in which many powerful players already have made significant investments and chosen their dance partners.”

TCM President Haim Yashar told me the company does not have consumer plans or a business model yet, and that TCM is “a tech company at the end of the day.” Given the competition Weinshenk aptly notes, TCM has its work cut out for it to achieve any sort of market penetration. Read More Can pure-play mobile VoIP succeed?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Truphone introduce Two new and Nice flat-rate calling plan

Determined to disturb carriers around the globe, mobile VoIP player Truphone has introduced two flat-rate calling plans, one for calling to landlines and one for mobiles.

Truphone customers can get unlimited calls to landlines in 38 countries for just $14.40 per month under the "TruUnlimited for Landlines" plan. It also throws in calls to mobile phones in some locations, such as the U.S., Canada, China and Hong Kong, at no extra charge.

For people calling mobiles more frequently, "TruUnlimited for Mobiles" provides unlimited calls to mobile phones in 64 countries, as well as unlimited calls to landlines, for just $35 a month.

To take advantage of these plans, a free download of the Truphone application software is needed - iPhone, Nokia Symbian N & E Series devices, Google Android G1 and BlackBerry Messenger phones are supported. Read More Truphone introduce Two new and Nice flat-rate calling plan

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vopium to be one of the 2009 Sponsors of Team Saxo Bank


Vopium, the Danish based mobile communication company, is now one of the official 2009 sponsors of the professional cycling team, Team Saxo Bank. This means that you as a Vopium customer will get exclusive cycling related offers.

Vopium gives you cheap, international calls from your mobile phone at a superb quality. In short, with Vopium you’ll reach the world for less. Team Saxo Bank is owned by Bjarne Riis, former winner of Tour de France, and he has managed to create the world’s best cycling team who is present at all important races throughout the world. The team of cyclists will in the future be using Vopium’s service to make their international calls and they will, of course, be extraordinary exponents of the Vopium brand.

Tanveer Sharif, CEO of
Vopium, comments, “We, as do Team Saxo Bank, share a common goal of results, commitment and teamwork. We’re thrilled that the team will be using our service when making international calls – and especially, of course, to have the riders of the world’s best cycling team be exponents of our product.”

Bjarne Riis, owner of Team Saxo Bank, says, “Like ourselves, Vopium represents entrepreneurship and leadership; those same virtues that have enabled us to lay the foundations in creating a world-class team in cycling. We’re delighted to welcome Vopium aboard as a partner of the 2009 team.”

We at
Vopium are thrilled to welcome Team Saxo Bank as part of the Vopium family. And we’re looking forward to being able to give such exclusive cycling offers to our customers as an exciting add-on to our core service of mobile communication.

5 Best Mobile VoIP Applications

With rapid increase in the trend of making VoIP calls from mobile phones, the competition among some popular apps is continuing to get tense everyday.

Other then fiercely struggling to compete with each other by offering latest features and packages, increasing their availability on various phones, the VoIP companies are undoubtedly providing people with reduced cost for international calls.

VoIP Apps for your Mobile Phone

Keeping a close watch on these apps, I bring you some red-hot apps present in the market which enable people to call their relatives while on-the-go. With Christmas just few days from now, call your relatives this year (from anywhere you are) by using any of these VoIP apps and do share your experience with us.

Fring

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fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring, Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®* friends using your handset’s internet connection.

Type: FREE

Skype Mobile

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Skype mobile is the mobile version of the peer-to-peer (P2P) VoIP phone service. With Skype mobile and a Window mobile 5.0 and higher cellular phone that has WiFi capabilities you can call your Skype friends for free and everyone else for the same low rates as you would with your PC based Skype account.

Type: FREE

EQO

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EQO is a free application that brings your world to your mobile phone. Chat on the go using MSN, Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, QQ, AIM, ICQ and Jabber, or call and text anyone in the world at super-low rates. Invite your friends to join your EQO network and you can use EQO to call them at up to 50% off EQO’s regular calling rate, or send them an EQO Message for free.

Type: FREE

Truphone

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Truphone is a free application that lets you make international mobile calls over the internet at incredibly low rates. It offers huge savings on international calls to mobiles and landlines, and Truphone never charges you for calls over the Truphone network, no matter where you are. Other than being available on Nokia and iPhone, you can now get Truphone on Blackberry phones.

Type: FREE

Vopium

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By offering low priced international calling rates via GSM and VoIP, Vopium is also an emerging VoIP provider that allows its users to reach the world for less. Available on various devices of Symbian, Windows Mobile, Java and Blackberry, Vopium users only pays the mobile provider for a local call and Vopium for the international add-on.

Type: FREE

These were the best apps I knew of. What VoIP do you use? Is it any better than the ones mentioned above?

Source: Thanks to Sizzled Core

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

9 Ways To Ease the Switch to Mobile VoIP

Mobile VoIP is an increasingly popular calling option for people who are seeking to reduce their calling costs while maintaining the option of making calls while they’re on the go. Mobile VoIP allows users to make free or low-cost calls to people who use the same mobile VoIP service as well as to make inexpensive calls to many international phone numbers through the use of their mobile phone. However, people may still be hesitant to start using mobile VoIP services simply because they’re unfamiliar with how they work. If you’re one of those people, you should know that making the switch from your standard mobile phone use to mobile VoIP services is really easy.

And here are nine ways that you can make the switch even easier on yourself:

1. Learn the language

The biggest problem that people have with starting to use any type of VoIP service is that they aren’t familiar with the terminology that describes VoIP services. Whenever you’re starting to learn a new type of technology, you need to make sure that you go through a basic brush-up on the language so that you know what is being talked about as you review different service options. Our handy VoIP glossary is a good place to start if you’re not sure that you’re familiar with the language of VoIP. A brief review of what VoIP and mobile VoIP are all about can help the process make more sense and make it easier to understand the switch to the new services.



Cheap International Mobile Calls:Vopium Allow you to save 40-90% when making international calls or sending SMS from your mobile phone in your home country - and this without changing your current operator or SIM-card. Get free 30 minutes and 100 SMS.

2. Find out which mobile VoIP services are being used by the people that you know

The best way to keep costs down with mobile VoIP calling is to stick primarily to in-network calling. That’s because a lot of the companies that offer free mobile VoIP services only offer free peer-to-peer calling. As a result, it pays to join a network that the people you already know are using. Send out an email or social networking site announcement telling people that you’re taking a poll about which mobile VoIP services they use. You want to be in the same network as those people that you’re calling most often. Plus this will give you great insight into which mobile VoIP services are considered best by users.

3. Make sure that you’ve got a phone that’s going to work with the mobile VoIP service that you’re selecting

Most mobile phone handsets today are equipped to handle the basics of a mobile VoIP service. However, some just don’t have the memory capacity or advanced technology necessary for full use of mobile VoIP. When you sign up for mobile VoIP, you’ll see different options for different mobile phones. Make sure that you select the appropriate option for the handset that you have so that you can make the most of your mobile VoIP. A better phone (particularly one with Wi-Fi capability) is going to be better for mobile VoIP in the long run so you might want to switch to a new handset before getting mobile VoIP services, especially if you’ve been thinking about an upgrade anyway.

4. Read the fine print

Just like with any new service, you’re going to need to read the information about your mobile VoIP service carefully so that you can make sure you know what the catches are. With mobile VoIP, extra costs often come into play when you are calling someone outside of the peer-to-peer network. Make sure that you know what the per-minute calling rate is to non-network people so that you’re not slapped with big charges that you weren’t expecting.

5. Review alternatives to mobile VoIP

Before you sign on for mobile VoIP services, you’ll want to take the time to consider the other options that are out there. This will help you select the best choice and make you more confident in choosing mobile VoIP if indeed it appears to be the best option. Think about prepaid phone cards, calling plans available with your wireless carrier and other phone calling options before you determine for sure that mobile VoIP is the answer to all of your calling questions. Read More 9 Ways To Ease the Switch to Mobile VoIP

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vopium available on BlackBerry

Vopium, an emerging MVoIP now becomes available on Blackberry where it provides you the benefit to enjoy VoIP calls absolutely on the go. Vopium is available for BlackBerry Pearl, Curve and the BlackBerry 8800 series. Blackberry users can now obtain great cost saving facility on international calls. It automatically detects the international calls and enables the users to check or top-up their account balance whenever desired.

Apart from this, Vopium also gives 30 minutes + 100 SMS free trial to any destination in the world. You can use Vopium from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Canada, UK, US and few other countries. Before you start making calls, you can exactly find the rates available for different countries.

Application user interface of Vopium on Blackberry

To discover more on what you can do with Vopium on Blackberry, read below.

Easy Installation Process: You can easily download/Install Vopium application in Blackberry directly on handset or through the ‘desktop download’ available on Vopium portal. You can also follow the useful guide available on the website.

Make International Calls: There are two options to make international calls through Vopium service. Either dial from Vopium application or dial using the default dialer. Vopium client application has the ability to automatically detect international calls.

International SMS text message: Before you send an international SMS text message with Vopium, make sure you activate the service.

Check & Top-up your balance: You can easily check your balance on Blackberry but it is necessary to save your SMS settings and activate your GPRS.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Enjoy Free 30 Mins + 100 SMS any where in the world with Vopium

Vopium allows you to save 40-90% when making international calls or sending SMS from your mobile and now ENJOY 30 MINS FREE calling without registration to your home country without changing your current operator or SIM-card. You pay your mobile provider for a local call and Vopium for the international add-on.

It only takes a few minutes to register at Vopium. You just download the Vopium software, which takes the same time as downloading a new ring tone. Install the Vopium software, and you are ready to “reach the world for less”.

The core of Vopium`s product is a software program that is installed on a mobile phone or Smartphone from all major producers such as Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung, HTC and Motorola. It takes less than a minute to download and install the program, which works on most of the newer phones. The program runs in the background and when you are making an international call you will be asked if you wish to use Vopium. Read More…Enjoy Free 30 Mins + 100 SMS any where in the world with Vopium

Friday, January 2, 2009

What Is Mobile VoIP?


Mobile VoIP is an extension of mobility to a VoIP Voice Over Internet Protocol network.

There are several methodologies by which a mobile handset can be integrated into a VoIP network. One implementation turns the mobile device into a standard SIP client, which then uses a data network to send and receive SIP messaging, and to send and receive RTP for the voice path. This methodology of turning a mobile handset into a standard SIP client requires that the mobile handset support, at minimum, high speed IP communications. In this application, standard VoIP protocols (typically SIP) are used over any broadband IP-capable wireless network connection such as EVDO rev A (which is synchronously high speed — both high speed up and down), HSDPA , WiFi or WIMAX.

Another implementation of mobile integration uses a softswitch like gateway to bridge SIP and RTP into the mobile network's SS7 infrastructure. In this implementation, the mobile handset continues to operate as it always has (as a GSM or CDMA based device), but now it can be controlled by a SIP application server which can now provide advanced SIP based services to it. Several vendors offer this kind of capability today.

Mobile VoIP will require a compromise between economy and mobility. For example, Voice over Wi-Fi offers potentially free service but is only available within the coverage area of a Wi-Fi Access Point. High speed services from mobile operators using EVDO rev A or HSDPA may have better audio quality and capabilities for metropolitan-wide coverage including fast handoffs among mobile base stations, yet it will cost more than the typical Wi-Fi-based VoIP service. Read More About it What Is Mobile VoIP?