In 1971, a 16-year-old Steve Jobs read an article about Phone Freaks in Esquire. The renegade group was building devices that could crack phone networks and make free calls. (Back in 1971, a free long-distance call was a big deal.) Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak showed the article to Jobs and it inspired a search for a mysterious hacker named Captain Crunch (who turned out to be an ex Air Force technician named John Draper).
Phone and voice based communication devices have come a long way, and thanks to VoIP one can make telephone calls with an Internet connection at a fraction of the cost of a regular telephone call. The OBi device has been announced a... Read Post
Truphone, the service that allows you to make cheap long distance phone calls using VoIP technology on a mobile phone, is now available to users of BlackBerry devices as a beta offering. This product is called Truphone Anywhere for ... Read Post