Friday, March 17, 2006

Jabphone - Jabber to phone gateway

Jabphone is a gateway to make phone calls using Jabber messaging clients (Google talk, gaim, Kopete, PSI etc.) and to SMS to mobile phone (cellular) anywhere in the world.

Jabphone is fully compliant in Google talk as of now. To use jabphone you need to add as your friend using add friend button on your instant messaging client.

As you you open your account you get a chat messaging window on your system. To place a call, write "call " and accept the voice chat request by Examples: call 1-418-555-1212, call 33
To send a SMS, write "sms "
Please see below the chat window which appears when you double click on it in your messenger.

If you check your account initially it will give you $0.33 free credit to make calls or to use it for SMS. It provides buttons for credits for 5, 10, 25 and 100 dollars respectively. It shows the usage of your credit by showing call history in which it shows destination, date and duration for which calls are made. It also provides list of rates for different countries across the world.

I see this as a really great application to make calls from computer to phone anywhere in the world. I find SMS as a great feature which allows people to use computer to send SMS rather than using tiny keyboard on cell phone to do the same.

Great product.

1 comment:

gtalk2voip said...

We have developed a similar service but alot better features: voicemail, voice confs, choosing carrier, etc.. Pls check it out: