Microsoft enlarges its tent by extending Insider program to Skype

Staying ahead of the curve with Microsoft software is as easy as joining one of its many Insider Programs and now you can do the same with Skype. Users on iOS, Android, OS X and Windows can all join up to get the updates before anyone else.

WhatsApp’s 1 billion users now make 100 million calls every day

WhatsApp wants the world to know that it is much more than just a messaging app. The chat platform has just announced that its users also make 100 million phone calls per day.

Ditch landline phones at home and at work with these VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack, in value if nothing else. If you want to make free calls from your home or mobile device, then check out this handy roundup of…

T-Mobile may soon offer plans without voice service

A leaked image shows that T-Mobile may launch a data-only plan with unlimited texting as soon as March 30. If true, it's a solid choice for people who don't use their phones for calling anymore.

Still have a landline? So do about 40 percent of US households

The CDC's recent National Health Interview Survey found that nearly 47 percent of U.S. households are without a landline and rely exclusively on cellphones, but about 41 percent use both.

Facebook Messenger for Android reaches 1 billion downloads

Facebook's Messenger app has reached over 1 billion downloads on the Android Google Play store. This puts it in the three comma club with a very exclusive group of successful apps from Facebook and Google.

Updated: Skype crash bug fixed, download the new version now

An eight-character message will cause Skype to crash, and it will continue to do so every time you attempt to sign in. If you send the eight characters or receive them from a friend, you will be impacted by the bug.

Move over Viber, WhatsApp can make calls now, too

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has just released a voice calling feature for iOS, after having rolled it out on Android a month ago.

Microsoft’s pivot on Skype in China could lead to increased privacy

If you love privacy and you live in or have a loved one in China, you have it kinda rough. Luckily, Microsoft is allegedly taking steps that'll give a significant boost to Skype users based in China.

Say hello to landline video calls – the U.S. plans to upgrade its phone network

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Tuesday plans to begin transitioning the nation’s copper-based landline network to a digital one similar to Internet phone services, like Skype or Vonage.

Are you ready for a phone call so clear you’ll want a cigarette?

Mobile technology has moved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. So why is it that call quality is still so terrible? HD Voice is starting to be more available, but Fraunhofer, the inventors of the .mp3 and .AAC, don't think it's…

Facebook Messenger brings free calling feature to U.S. iPhones

After initially launching in Canada only, Facebook has now rolled out its free-to-call feature to Messenger for iPhone users in the United States as well.