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Nanu takes on Skype with free 2G calls, limited free calls to landlines and mobile phones

The app will shortly be avialble for iOS and Windows phone, Nanu said

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

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Google Voice's website gets Hangouts integration, no Google+ account required

You can now use Hangouts to call your contacts via the Google Voice website even if you don't have a Google+ account.

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.

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T-Mobile rolls out voice over LTE, HD voice in Seattle

Carrying voice calls over LTE means faster call setup, the carrier said. And it beats AT&T's own announcement, too.

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Watch out Google Hangouts: Skype rolls out free group video calling

Talking to a bunch of your buds just got a whole lot less costly for Skype users.

Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls and carry all traffic.

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Group files complaint against Verizon on 'forced' VOIP conversions

Verizon is converting some traditional telephone customers to VoIP without their permission, advocacy group says.

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Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop

Secusmart is also behind a new voice encryption app that could help multinational, multiplatform enterprises

AT&T seeks trials to move all customers off wired phone service

The carrier is seeking FCC approval to run tests that would eventually spell the end of TDM phone service.