Vonage releases Facebook VoIP calling app; Telus plans HSPA+ dual cell technology

>  Vonage released a mobile application for Facebook the allows users to make free voice calls between Facebook friends via WiFi or 3G connections. The service works only if both people have the app on their phone. The app is available on the Apple iOS4 and Google's Android platforms. The new app includes a chat feature and and a notification mechanism that reveals what Facebook friends have installed the application. Article

> While the LTE adventures of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and LightSquared have managed to capture the bulk of the market's attention, regional, flat-rate carrier MetroPCS continues to plow ahead with plans to launch an LTE phone and corresponding prepaid service by the end of this year. Commentary

> According to a Boy Genius Report, Verizon has tested LTE in 34 markets. Article

> Canadian carrier Telus is planning to roll out HSPA+ dual cell technology that could raise the maximum, theoretical speed of its network to 42 Mbps. Article

And Finallly... Two women have been charged with misdemeanors for a fight that led to a brawl during a Southern California kindergarten graduation ceremony. Article

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