Google Voice opens up testing for data-only VoIP calls
You wouldn't have to funnel calls to a conventional phone number.
Skype is now optimized for lower-end Android phones
You don't need a cutting-edge phone for video chats.
Skype disappears from China's app stores
The country believes key internet calling apps violate local laws.
The FCC is helping cable companies evade consumer protection rules
The dispute centers on the way VoIP is regulated.
Even Skype is copying Snapchat
This trend probably won't end anytime soon.
Amazon Echo and Google Home want to be your new house phone
Several privacy and technical concerns need to be addressed before that can happen.
Signal tries its hand at encrypted video and voice calling
The beta Android release lets you take encrypted conversations beyond text.
Skype translations now work with calls to phone lines
So long as you're a Windows Insider, that is.
You don't need to sign in to use Skype anymore
Microsoft's VOIP service can now be used without an account.