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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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Ooma Bluetooth Adapter pushes home VoIP to your cellphone

Ooma Bluetooth Adapter pushes home VoIP to your cellphone

Ooma would love for you to ditch your landline and go with their VoIP system, and to try to seal the deal they're now allowing subscribers to use their cellphones and Bluetooth headsets with the Ooma system.  The new Ooma Bluetooth Adapter slots into the Ooma Telo base-station and then you pair up to seven headsets or phones with it; when you get a call, every cellphone and headset rings, allowing you wireless freedom to take the call wherever you are in the house.

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magicJack plan standalone VoIP phone, BB/iPhone apps; CEO slams netTALK rivals

magicJack plan standalone VoIP phone, BB/iPhone apps; CEO slams netTALK rivals

In a world of over-zealous PR and media-cautious executives, magicJack CEO Dan Borislow is a breath of fresh air.  In a recent interview with Laptop, Borislow blows off speculation of the legality of the company's recently-announced femtocell and tips an upcoming Skype-like standalone phone, but saves some choice words - "It’s a piece of sh*t ... it’s run by a bunch of fly-by-nights with no assets" - for recently-launched rival service netTALK.

PlugPBX turns Marvell SheevaPlug into Asterisk VoIP system

PlugPBX turns Marvell SheevaPlug into Asterisk VoIP system

Skype did a great job of pushing VoIP into the mainstream, but if you've considered graduating up from their closed platform to a more open, flexible system such as the open-source Asterisk project then you may have found it all a bit intimidating.  How about a straightforward VoIP system served up by a low-power, super-simple Marvell SheevaPlug instead?  The PlugPBX project promises just that: a custom Asterisk/FreePBX VoIP build designed to drop straight onto a SheevaPlug.

Video demo after the cut

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Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5.  The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).

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