It is possible to use your cell phone as a VoIP phone through various apps. CSipSimple
is an Android based app that enables cell phones to handle VoIP calls. Whenever a VoIP call is made, an answering screen comes in that is distinguishable from the normal calls. The dialer for VIP calls is also different from the normal calls.
, a mobile application that offers users free phone calls and text messaging to other Viber users over 3G
and Wi-Fi, announced the official launch of the Android
version of the app, bringing Viber to millions of additional users. Viber also announced that it has acquired over 12 million active users (last 30 days) and has an impressive call traffic volume of over one billion minutes of calls per quarter.
, the mobile communication service that pioneered mobile video over internet calls across smartphone platforms, now brings the world’s first dedicated group video chat
service to the iPad
announced the development of integrating the video conferencing
feature on forthcoming new PointsPhone
Mobile App for the iPhone 4G and Apple's new iPad 2. The App and the new Video Calling feature will soon be available for free downloading at the Apple App Store.
, a division of Logitech
, has just announced HD video
content streaming on mobile devices using LifeSize Video Center. According to the company, now organizations can benefit from "greater communication reach and flexibility" by using HD video streaming, recording and auto-publishing to make video content available to teams working remotely on mobile devices, such as iPads
is spreading from the fixed-line world to the mobile world. Usage is on the rise creating significant opportunity for mobile VoIP gateway
equipment suppliers as expenditures in this space are expected to soar beyond the $6 billion mark in 2015, says In-Stat
has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Qik
, a provider of mobile video software and services. Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California and has an office in Moscow, Russia. The transaction is expected to close in January 2011. The companies informed that terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.
announced the rollout of its network-optimized DVQ
mobile video calling technology. The company’s proprietary DVQ (dynamic video quality
) technology adjusts video bit rate and frame rate according to the specific device to match current network bandwidth during a call, delivering the best possible video picture quality for available bandwidth between call peers.
Pinger, a startup based in San Jose, California, aims to challenge Skype (and others) by offering free voice calls. They are doing so by piggybacking voip on their hugely popular TextFree application, which allows sending free text SMS messages. Pinger is currently serving 1.2 billion ads and sent 4 billion messages each month and is only expected to raise its numbers.
Two weeks after releasing fringOut
that enables users to make cheap calls to any regular landline or mobile phone anywhere in the world, with rates as low as 1¢ a minute, fring
announced the service is now available for Android
has just announced the release of Skype for Android
, a client for mobile handsets, built for smartphones running Android OS version 2.1 or above. In the US, Skype for Android calling works over WiFi only. Outside the US the app works over WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G).
has just introduced fringOut
, a new service that enables users to make cheap calls to any regular landline or mobile phone anywhere in the world, with rates as low as 1¢ a minute. Rates for Canada and UK are even lower -- 0,6¢ and 0,7¢, respectively, US calls starts at 1,2¢ per minute.
announced that it is now offering a new Ooma Mobile calling plan that allows users to talk for 1,000 minutes for less than $5 per month. The Ooma Mobile application lets Ooma customers make U.S. and international calls from their iPhone
and iPod touch
has released their new business caliber SIP
for the iPhone
. It supports transfer and attended transfer, call waiting and conference calling. It also adds a voicemail waiting indicator and a programmable voicemail dialer.
announced the worldwide availability of Bria iPhone Edition Version 1.1
for Apple’s iPhone
, iPad and iPod touch. Compatible with Apple’s new iOS 4 operating system, Bria iPhone Edition 1.1 is a standards-based VoIP softphone that works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
is taking another step forward with Verizon
and expanding the Skype mobile application onto a variety of Multimedia 3G
phones with an app based on the BREW platform
, including the LG enV TOUCH, LG Chocolate Touch and Samsung Reality.
has released the Bria iPhone Edition
for Apple’s iPhone
, iPad and iPod Touch. Bria iPhone Edition is a VoIP softphone that works over both 3G
and Wi-Fi networks.
A new study from Juniper Research
has found that Mobile VoIP
services will develop significantly faster in developed markets due to the direct correlation between 3G
roll outs and the take up of mobile VoIP.
just announced the release of the world's first mobile video calls over internet on Android
Android device owners now join Nokia (Symbian S60
) and iPhone/iPod touch
users who are already making free mobile video over internet calls with fring.
is no longer just hype, but has become a credible threat to traditional voice revenues, says Frost & Sullivan
. According to the research group, an ambitious group of mobile VoIP start-up companies are creating a paradigm shift in the way users communicate with each other, with voice services moving to a true internet era of Telco 2.0.
The mobile market is growing, up 1.4% to €417 billion in 2010. The strongest growth is posted by data services such as mVoIP, both on fixed and mobile networks, finds Visiongain
in its recent “The Mobile VoIP Market Report 2010-2015.”