google
I Broke Google Duplex, But It’s Still Impressive

Among updates about new features coming to Android P, a new direction for Android Wear, and improved image recognition in Google Lens, the thing that really stole the show at Google I/O 2018 was Duplex, the automated phone service that can make a dinner reservation or an appointment at a hair salon without you ever needing to actually dial a number. Read More >>

networks
Three is Launching a Voice Over LTE Service This Autumn

Three is dead set on improving the reliability of its network right now, and today it's announced that part of this endeavour is to introduce Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support to its customers this September. Read More >>

rant
Kill the Phone Call

The phone call isn't dead. Despite what many a journalist/blogger/paranoid internet commenter might have you believe, smartphones can indeed still dial out. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not in the process of dying. And if you have even a shred of decency about you, you'll help take it out back Old-Yeller-style and put everyone out of their misery. Friends, it's time to kill the phone call. Read More >>

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In The Future We’ll All Have Phone Mics Tattooed to Our Necks, According to Motorola Patent

Well, you can't knock 'em for thinking out of the box at least! A new Motorola patent suggests the Google-owned company are looking to take wearable tech in a whole new direction, branding your skin with the very circuitry needed to make phone calls. Read More >>

skype
Skype’s Giving Everyone Free Unlimited Worldwide Phone Calling For an Entire Month, But Only If You Claim It Right Now

Time to call that long-lost Aunt in the middle of absolute nowhere; Skype's just announced you can now claim a whole month's worth of unlimited free world-wide landline and mobile calling, but only if you claim it by end of play today. Free phone calls? Why the hell not. Read More >>