Dennis is vacationing and he's concerned about privacy on the public hotel Wi-Fi. Leo says that's when a Virtual Private Network, or VPN can come in handy. It's like a tunnel through the internet that is encrypted and nobody can see his traffic. But it will be a little bit slower. He uses TalkaTone and wants an encrypted phone line. Leo says it's a good option, but he also recommends RedPhone. It has end to end encryption.
Mary wants to know about alternatives to Jajah, a VOIP service that she's been using and is going out of business.
Leo says Skype is one solution and she can use Skype with a phone number on a mobile phone with the app. It's very inexpensive. She can buy a Skype Out account, and that lets her make calls to regular phones. Leo did that with his daughter when she was studying overseas. Mary is worried about governments listening in when she calls overseas. Leo says that unless she's Jason Bourne, nobody really cares.
Leo tried out a new app called TalkaTone, and he's wondering if it'll become the future of cellphones. It may be that phones will essentially come with huge data plans and internet enabled, and if you want to make a call, you use the VOIP connection. Users must have a Google Voice account for Talkatone, but he says it works great.