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Why Home may not solve Facebook’s mobile monetization problem?

By Alok Saboo on April 12th, 2013

By now, you would all have read about Facebook Home (and may possibly have used it). Facebook Home is a new app (launcher) that replaces your Android home screen and lock screen with an immersive Facebook experience featuring full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications. Facebook Home will come pre-installed on the new HTC First phone,...

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PennyTel offers unlimited FREE calls to India, New Zealand, Singapore, China, and more

By Alok Saboo on December 23rd, 2012

Let me first wish you all a wonderful holiday season and lot of good times with your friends and families!! If, for some reason, you cannot be with your loved ones in person, here is a great offer that will definitely make you happy. PennyTel is back with its 10 million minutes of free calls...

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Straight Talk introduces $60 Unlimited International Calls to over 25 countries [Review]

By Alok Saboo on May 28th, 2012

One typically does not associate VoIP with telecom operators. Given that internet telephony eats into their revenues, this is understandable. However, not extending the benefits of technology to consumers has not helped telecom operators. Many companies have mushroomed to fill in the gap left by telco’s unwillingness to extend the benefits of VoIP to consumers...

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Talkatone on Android unleashes the true potential of your Android device [Video Review]

By Alok Saboo on March 12th, 2012

For all its great features, the lack of SIP support in Google Voice makes it little less useful. This essentially means that you cannot use Google Voice without using your local cell phone plan minutes, not to mention GV is completely useless on a tablet; unless, of course, you are on iOS, in which case...

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Hookflash brings Free Video Calls to your iPad [Video Review]

By Alok Saboo on March 2nd, 2012

If the last decade was about voice, this decade is about video!! The availability of portable devices (smartphones and tablets) and technological infrastructure is fueling the demand for video calling and collaboration options and and firms are happy to oblige. Leveraging the iPad’s form factor and touch capabilities, Hookflash is bringing a free, rich, real-time...

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Bobsled–Make unlimited free calls to USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico and all your Facebook friends

By Alok Saboo on January 29th, 2012

Given how mobile operators are ripping off their consumers, one does not expect a lot from them. It is thus surprising that T-Mobile, one of the largest global wireless carriers, launched a mobile VoIP (mVoIP) service – Bobsled – that allows you to make unlimited FREE calls to USA, Canada and Puerto Rico and also...

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LocalPhone offers free VoIP calls to China for Chinese New Year

By Alok Saboo on January 19th, 2012

Chinese New Year is here (Jan 23, 2012) and it is time to enjoy, wish your friends and family, and feast. However, if you cannot celebrate the new year with your friends and family in person, here’s an opportunity to connect with them without breaking the bank. To celebrate Chinese New Year, LocalPhone is giving...

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iOS first…so what?

By Alok Saboo on December 13th, 2011

When Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO, was asked a question at LeWeb on why some of the coolest apps come out on iOS first (instead of Android), he responded that Android will the platform of choice by next year. Robert Scoble debunked the idea and claimed that “iOS is the king” and that Eric Schmidt...

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Make unlimited free calls to USA on Thanksgiving using Localphone

By Alok Saboo on November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is here and so are the festivities, turkey dinners, and good times with friends and family (read about the Thanksgiving tradition). However, if you are far from home and cannot be with your near and dear ones, a phone call is the next best thing. Depending on where you are located, the long distance...

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JaxtrSMS–Send unlimited free text messages (SMS) around the world [Review]

By Alok Saboo on November 7th, 2011

Few can forget Jaxtr, a company that once offered unlimited international VoIP calls between several countries (including India). Jaxtr, founded by Touraj Parang and Philip Mobin in October 2005, has since been sold to Sabeer Bhatia’s Sabse Technologies Inc. After a brief hiatus, Jaxtr has launched its latest offering – JaxtrSMS – that allows one...

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