New service will enable international travelers to use a single phone and single SIM card to make calls in many countries while avoiding roaming rates.
Truphone is offerng free calls to US numbers on Thanksgiving. If you know anyone in the US, this could be the time to call them and tell them how to say 'niche' properly
The latest version of Truphone's VoIP app makes calls sound better and instant messages easier to manage. Plus, it lets you add funds to your account with just a few taps.
Starting next week, the App Store download will incorporate functionality for Skype, Twitter, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger communications.
An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the state of the U.S. iPhone 3G's SIM card. It can be removed, but AT&T does not provide an unlock code so that another carrier's SIM card will work on the phone.
The Truphone application sold in the App Store now works for iPhone users outside Wi-Fi hot spots, but U.S. customers traveling abroad should beware of AT&T roaming charges.
In a legal case that could have a profound affect on the UK mobile industry, T-Mobile was yesterday ordered to route calls over VoIP company Truphone's low-cost service
Also: Netbiscuits has partnered with AdMob to bring the company's advertising platform to mobile users, and Google announces that iPhone and Android users can now edit Google Spreadsheets.
How to make calls on your iPhone without a cellular connection
Facebook is adding free VoIP calls to its mobile app -- as long as you're an iPhone user, as it's not for Android yet.