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Truphone Updates VoIP Client For Apple iOS4 & iPhone 4

With Skype already announcing that it will be charging for 3G VoIP calls, Truphone has released an updated version of its own VoIP client that will allow consumers to place and receive calls over 3G networks as part of their data package.

This means that they will be able to make calls even when out of Wi-Fi range. The new client is also compatible with Apple's multi-tasking functionality, present only in the iOS 4 and this means that Truphone will be able to run data and voice simultaneously.

In addition, Truphone users will be able to communicate with other users, either on Truphone or on many of the most popular social networking websites like Facebook, Skype, AIM, GoogleTalk, MSN and Yahoo! and users will also be able to use the client as a dedicated Twitter client.

The client also offers the possibility to make low cost international calls by bypassing your default mobile network operator's service plus you will be able to send SMS from within the app. Truphone's application is already available to download on iTunes (opens in new tab).

Interestingly, calls to UK landlines from Truphone are extremely affordable at 3p while you would probably be better off with your PAYG smartphone.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.