How to Optimize a Network for VoIP

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Microsoft Teams Offers CarPlay Integration, Improves Calling

Microsoft has announced significant improvements to Teams, adding CarPlay integration and improved calling features.

What Is Advanced IVR and How Can Businesses Harness It to Increase Productivity?

How does IVR over VoIP help streamline business communications?

WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS

A couple months after WhatsApp debuted its free voice calling feature on Android, the app is finally launching it on iOS. Don’t be surprised if you don’t yet have the option to make VoIP calls, however, as WhatsApp says it’s…

Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Time is money.” That phrase isn’t lost when it comes to running your business. I’m sure you’re all too aware that as time ticks away, money can be slipping out the door. Guess what?…

Xbox One Gets Its Official Headset

For those who have not abandoned Microsoft’s Xbox One train–or, if you rejoined it after they eliminated the troublesome features–there is a new item for you to whet your appetite with: the official headset for the new console. Screaming at…

Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows

Windows Live Messenger users have a little over a month before they’re assimilated into the Skype collective. Before then, the team has been busy preparing Skype for the influx of new users that will be flooding in throughout April. Skype…

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Free VoIP Calling to U.S. Users

U.S. Facebook Messenger users now have a brand new way to make free voice calls. Well, kind of free. Facebook has begun the U.S. rollout of VoIP calling in their Messenger app, after testing the feature for nearly two weeks…

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada

Today, Facebook takes another step in fashioning itself as the premier way to message your friends. An update to their standalone iOS and Android Messenger app will allow users to send voice messages for the first time, and they’re testing…

Ethiopian Regime Criminalizes Skype And Other VoIP Services

In what some people are calling a response to the “Arab Spring” that recently swept across Northern Africa, the extremist regime currently running the impoverished nation of Ethiopia has outlawed Skype and other VoIP services. The new law prohibits all…

Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services

With Skype now being owned by Microsoft, the company has the advantage of being able to completely overhaul their infrastructure for the betterment of their own and its users’ security. The change, replacing its P2P “supernodes” with Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes,…

Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs

Skype changed the way we communicate online by offering an easy and affordable way to call anybody on a land line or other Skype users. Microsoft bought Skype last year to pump money into the development of more Skype products.…

VOIP Company Now Lets You Port Landline Number

netTALK.COM, Inc. announced today that it now supports local number portability (LNP), enabling customers in the U.S. to keep their existing landline phone number. Anastasios ‘Takis’ Kyriakides, President and CEO of netTALK, says: “Keeping your own number is a pivotal…

Infographic: Daily Skype Life

What’s it like being a person that uses Skype? Are you apart of the crowd or on the loner side of the fence? Is there a much larger Skype community at play than many would suspect? If their “direct from…

Skype Tackles the Home Phone Market

Surely, this news will please E.T., right? Oh, wait. That’s “phone home,” not “home phone.” What we have here is a device that allows would-be Skype users to access the service from their home phone. That’s right. No longer are…

VoIP Market to Grow to $40 Billion by 2015

Internet calling and communication is getting increasingly popular, according to a new report from research firm Point Topic. The report found that voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) now has more than 120 million subscribers globally.

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and…

Vonage Co-Founder on the Social Revolution

I think we can all agree that the world is in the midst of a social media revolution. Social media not only plays an integral role in our personal lives, but it is also a critical component in our professional environments.

TMobile Brings VoIP To Facebook

While the future of TMobile may still be undecided, at least in relation to the AT&T merger, that hasn’t prevented the company from moving forward on various projects. The latest involves bringing free Voice over IP services to Facebook, which…

Skype Breaks Record with 29 Million Users Online

Skype has broken a new record, hitting 29 million people online. On Skype’s "Big Blog", Peter Parkes writes:

We’ve passed another milestone – at approximately 1800 GMT yesterday, there were more than 29 million people online on Skype. Another record broken, and an opportunity for us to remind you that you can get Skype in all sorts of places – on your computer, on your mobile and even on your TV.