Hulger’s Pappa Phone – New Tech in an Old School Look


Hulger, purveyors of fine, retro-looking mobile telecom gear, has a unique USB VoIP phone you might consider picking up with all the money you save on cheap international phone calls. Handmade by Furni of Montreal from a solid block of American walnut with brass accents, the PAPPA Phone plugs directly into the USB port of your Mac or PC and works with Skype, Google Talk, iChat, Vonage, Yahoo and others, with no additional software installation necessary. $300 with a one year warranty, … [Read more...]

Vodaphone Offers Free Mobile Browsing For a Day

Vodaphone UK is launching a 50% reduction in the cost of its daily mobile data plan by giving customers 24 hours of mobile browsing for free. The provider's previous full-retail data plan was £1 per day for up to 15MB of data. The new plan goes into effect May 1 at 50p per day for up to 25MB. Friday is ‘Freeday’, when pay-as-you-go and contract customers who don’t already subscribe to a monthly mobile internet bundle will be able to surf the web for no charge. Can anyone imagine a US … [Read more...]

Study – Apple and LG Rank Highest in Mobile Device Satisfaction

Apple's iPhone scored highest in consumer satisfaction for smartphone mobile devices, while LG makes the most well-liked traditional mobile phones, according to two J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Consumer Satisfaction studies released Thursday. Among Wireless Consumer Smartphone users, iPhone produced a score of 791 on a 1,000-point scale, performing particularly well in ease of operation, operating system, features and physical design. LG (772) and Samsung (759) were second and third in the … [Read more...]

Truphone 3.0 Ups the Ante for iPhone VoIP Calling Options

Truphone released a third major update to its mobile communication app Tuesday and clearly leads the pack of IP telephony applications for the iPhone as Apple's device approaches two years on the market. Truphone 3.0 for iPhone features an updated UI and new integration with Skype, allowing users to make and receive Skype calls via Truphone. Truphone's functionality now supports: * Free WiFi calls to other Truphone users, Skype and Google Talk users * Free IM messages over WiFi to … [Read more...]