VoxOx

VoxOx is s a new Web service launched recently by TelCentris.  VoxOx is probably the first universal communicator that combines the IM/e-mail/social networking functionality with free voice.  The software interface is very much like iPhone.  The key features of VoxOx include a unified meta address book which contains contacts from all the various services and social networks; VoIP telephony with two initial hours of free talk time; inbound/outbound calls; voicemail; call forwarding; inbound faxing and fax-to-e-mail; instant messaging for MSN, ICQ, AOL, Jabber, Yahoo, and Google; video conferencing; e-mail; two-way texting; and file sharing up to 100MB.  And the best of all, VoxOx gives out a free phone number for each user.  This means your students, friends, and colleagues can call you right on your desktop. VoxOx is currently available for Windows and Intel-based Macs, with versions planned for Linux, PowerPC Macs, iPhone to be released soon.

The VoIP service is similar to Skype in that calls are free between other VoxOx users.  However, VoxOx users can make free outside calls as long as they are willing to frequently view video ads to rack up points for minutes.  Each point equals one minute of call time.  Also, users can get free minutes each time they recommend the service to a friend.

I have tested VoxOx for the past few weeks and I like it so far.  VoxOx is simple to use and has many great features.  As a regular Skype user, I find the call quality is as good as Skype.  Though VoxOx is still very much in beta, I think VoxOx will be a strong Skype competitor.  You can try VoxOx out by downloading it here.

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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6 Responses to VoxOx

  1. Many companies have started using Web conferencing for remote training to address this problem. Web Conferencing

  2. X3 says:

    I ran across an interesting article titled “Talk Is Cheap” reviewing top VoIP programs at DealDogs.net. This is the article link here to read a description and see videos about top webchat programs.

  3. Mike says:

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  4. 鴻如 says:

    感覺是一個讓人耳目一新的新科技,與skype及i-phone相仿的多功能科技服務(整合網路電話、即時通訊、多社群網路、並可整合匯入IM/email/social 通訊錄、檔案分享、國際漫遊等),在網路上似乎沒有太多相關資訊,還在測試階段,目前測試的通話品質還不錯也廉價,檔案分享方式跟常見的 MSN 不一樣,是會先上傳到 VoxOx 再產生下載連結,不過這樣的多功能整合不知道會不會有記憶體不足或速度之問題。

  5. 鴻如 says:

    感覺是一個讓人耳目一新的新科技,與skype及i-phone相仿的多功能科技服務(整合網路電話、即時通訊、多社群網路、並可整合匯入IM/email/social 通訊錄、檔案分享、國際漫遊等),在網路上似乎沒有太多相關資訊,還在測試階段,目前測試的通話品質還不錯也廉價,檔案分享方式跟常見的 MSN 不一樣,是會先上傳到 VoxOx 再產生下載連結,不過這樣的多功能整合不知道會不會有記憶體不足或速度之問題。

  6. fendiwanchin says:

    teacher , you not yet teaching me

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