October 18, 2011
Today is the day … iCall 7 Beta for the desktop has launched! You can now enjoy making free video calls, IMing and texting all of your friends, and calling everyone you know through your very own communications hub.
October 13, 2011
When we designed iCall 7, we created it with two audiences in mind - individual consumers and business customers. For the business user, our primary objective was to create professional collaboration tools and services that would be intuitive and convenient to use, and just as important … free.
October 4, 2011
Today is THE big day for Apple, and one we've all been waiting on for months! The iPhone 5 will soon be revealed and is expected to go on sale October 14th. And this time around, the newest iPhone will be available to not only AT&T and Verizon customers, but to the millions of consumers who've chosen Sprint as their mobile carrier. It's all very exciting!
September 2, 2011
I'm excited to say it's official, so keep your eyes and ears open because a free calling revolution is coming your way … iCall's new phone and video calling platform is nearly ready for launch.
July 1, 2011
Last week, iCall hosted the June 2011 FreeSWITCH Training Bootcamp, taught by FreeSWITCH expert, Darren Schreiber, of 2600hz (http://www.2600hz.com). As many of our readers know, FreeSWITCH is a scalable, open source platform that routes and interconnects communication protocols using audio, video, text and any other form of media.
May 24, 2011
There's been a lot in the news over the past couple of weeks about Microsoft's acquisition of Skype for $8.5 BILLION.
May 3, 2011
I was reading the recently released Total Employee Mobility Benchmark Report from Runzheimer International and found that mobile employees now make up an average of 45 percent of the workforce. With a 19.8 percent growth in the worldwide mobile phone market in the previous quarter, it's not surprising.
April 27, 2011
Around this time last month, we kicked off our first social media promotion with much success. Our iCall Care Package Giveaway ran for two weeks, encouraging iCall users and nonusers alike to join our online community and engage with us there for the chance to win our own version of a care package. This past week, we were pleased to congratulate three winners and reward them with their prizes - an iPod Touch, a pair of Plantronics headphones and a one-month unlimited subscription to iCall. Combine those items, and you can make free calls…without ever picking up a phone!
March 31, 2011
One of our first tweets back in 2008 was, "Not sure what we could be using twitter for." Since then, our follower base has grown to more than 900 people who are interested in VoIP and iCall. We have initiated, interjected into and continued a number of conversations with iCall users and non-users alike. Additionally, we have shared information about company and product progression, as well as listened to news and updates from the industry. Twitter has turned into a valuable tool for us to communicate with you in "real time" on a more personal level. We now know exactly what we can use Twitter for, and we're continuing to take full advantage of the service.
March 24, 2011
You may have read my February 18 blog post about moving our headquarters to Dallas, Texas. Since then, we've settled into our office, and we're happy to call this place home. With its rich history of innovation, we look forward to making our own mark on the Texas technology industry.
March 21, 2011
What would you do if you won an iPod Touch, Plantronics headphones and a one-month unlimited subscription to iCall? Well, free stuff goes great with free calls.
March 17, 2011
One of the first questions I am asked when I tell people "iCall offers free calling":http://www.icall.com/plans/free-calling/ anywhere in the US and Canada is, "How?"
February 25, 2011
Securing communication lines has been one challenge that VoIP providers have encountered over the years. VoIP attacks, where hackers are able to listen in or record phone conversations, steal sensitive information discussed during calls, and hijack phones to make expensive overseas calls, have been on the rise. The Internet has made it easy to become a VoIP hacker-a simple Google search reveals all the steps to butting in on a call.
February 18, 2011
Dallas, Texas is home to Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, the Dallas Cowboys and now iCall. My colleague and co-founder of iCall, Andy Muldowney, and I grew up in Texas, so it only made sense that we move the company from Connecticut back to our southern roots. We recognized Dallas as a hive of technological and cultural advances and saw the potential to foster and expand upon innovation in the area. We also saw the value in a new central location, as it makes it easier for our servers to route packets of information quickly between both coasts. This improves your iCall experience with a smoother and more seamless service.
February 4, 2011
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Apple lifting their restrictions on VoIP calls over 3G. We are proud to be the first VoIP provider to allow for calls over 3G, and have seen the growth in mobile VoIP adoption first hand over the last year. Industry experts see it too; According to analyst firm In-Stat, by 2014, there will be more than 139 million mobile VoIP users worldwide.
January 20, 2011
Recently there have been a few rumblings around the industry about China blocking VoIP services. A notice posted in December by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) read, "Currently, our ministry is working with relevant departments on launching an effort to strike against illegal VoIP services, and we are collecting clues from the public about illegal VoIP cases."
January 7, 2011
The New Year is a time for reflection for me. It gives me an opportunity to think about where I've been, and where I want to go in the future. I'd like to invite you to look back with me at the moment that inspired the founding of iCall. I hope it helps you understand our vision for the company and where we'd like to go from here in the New Year.
December 23, 2010
I want to officially welcome you back to the iCall blog!
April 30, 2010
Up and available for download... Supports mac, linux and windows.. multi-protocol chat, hd audio and video conferencing. Give it a try and help us debug! http://www.icall.com/get
January 27, 2010
Yes, believe it or not... the moment that we have been eagerly awaiting has arrived and we are proud to finally say that iCall for the iPhone is fully functional over 3G networks.
December 11, 2009After listening intently to our users, we came to the conclusion that we can make iCall for the Desktop even better. You want to be able to chat with your friends on AIM, MSN, and Google Talk from the same client that you can make free phone calls from. You want to use iCall on your mobile devices, Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
May 22, 2009
When it comes to technological freedoms, at iCall we believe that it's your right as a consumer to be able to fully utilize the devices that you've paid for. On March 8th, 2009, iCall CEO Arlo Gilbert and CTO Andy Muldowney found themselves standing outside of the Library of Congress preparing to testify before the U.S. Copyright Office.