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T-Mobile Temporarily Suspends Bobsled VoIP App, Possible Facebook Conflict

T-Mobile Temporarily Suspends Bobsled VoIP App, Possible Facebook Conflict

Early last week, T-Mobile announced a fresh crop of VoIP and data services under a new brand called Bobsled. The first of its offerings was a free VoIP calling app for Facebook that may eventually make its way as an app for mobile devices. Unfortunately, the road is a bit rocky, as today T-Mobile announced on their Facebook page that they've voluntarily and temporarily suspended the Bobsled service as apparently they need to work some things out with Facebook.

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T-Mobile Announces Bobsled For Free Facebook VoIP Calls

T-Mobile Announces Bobsled For Free Facebook VoIP Calls

T-Mobile announced today a new service called Bobsled that will bring a host of services that integrate traditional telecommunications with internet-based voice and data services. The first product to launch under Bobsled "brings your voice to Facebook." The service will allow you to make free calls to your friends on Facebook via a downloaded app. The service is powered by Vivox, a VoIP company that has been offering voice chat in video games for Sony as well as within Facebook.

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Skype safe from Chinese VoIP smackdown insists partner

Skype safe from Chinese VoIP smackdown insists partner

Rumors that the Chinese government was looking to block Skype appear to have been unfounded, with the VoIP service still available in China despite an ongoing moves to shut down "illegal" internet telephone providers. The move was portrayed as an attempt to protect state-sanctioned carriers China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile, who have each seen profits eaten into as cheap or free VoIP carriers take their business. However, Skype's partner in China, TOM Group, insists that it is operating within the country's laws and regulations.

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VoIP Roundup: mobile SIP providers on trial

VoIP Roundup: mobile SIP providers on trial

The VoIP landscape has changed over the years, with many providers evolving into more than just the desk-phone VoIP we used to know. VoIP companies continue to add ways to entice consumers and small businesses. In this article, I will be sharing my experience with several BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) VoIP providers. Most BYOD VoIP providers use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to allow softphones or other devices to connect; I've been using Acrobits SoftPhone on iPhone, SipDroid on Android phones, and a Linksys PAP2 VoIP adapter. As for my connection, I was using FIOS with 25Mbps download and 25Mbps upload when connected to WiFi or LAN; while mobile, I’m connected to AT&T 3G and T-Mobile 3G. For all my tests, I used the G.711 (uLaw) codec on WiFi /LAN connections and G.729 on 3G. Read on for my real-world test results.

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Skype for iPhone gets 3G VoIP; subscription fee from September

Skype for iPhone gets 3G VoIP; subscription fee from September

Skype have updated their iPhone app to v2.0.0 [iTunes link], which now supports Skype-to-Skype VoIP calls over a 3G connection.  According to Skype, the functionality - which routes voice calls over the data network, rather than using your regular carrier minutes - will be "free until at least end of August 2010"; after that point, they will be charging "a small monthly fee" for the service.

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