What if Digsby and Skype merged into one seemingly all-powerful VoIP and messaging communications tool is the question that VoxOx seeks to answer. VoxOx's many features have not yet been seen in one package. It's got multiprotocol chat abilities, social networking support, and Web-mail integration. It also offers a telephony service that includes call encryption, mobile-to-mobile calls initiated by either SMS or via a Web site, a free personal assistant-style call forwarding service, and a system for earning minutes by watching ads or responding to surveys.
In addition to the features listed above, VoxOx offers 120 free minutes of call time to all registrants at the U.S. rate, a free U.S.-based phone number, international calling, pay-by-minute upgrade plans, voice mail, customizable hold music, video conferencing--limited to VoxOx contacts for now--two-way text messaging, e-mail-to-SMS support, and instant messaging for MSN, ICQ, AOL, Jabber, Yahoo, and Google. Users can share files up to 100MB via a generated download link that they can then share via e-mail or instant message. This takes a bit of getting used to, since it's different from direct support of most IM clients, but that file size bump is hard to ignore. There's mobile access, too, for those who use a mobile browser, iPhone, or WAP.
Frustratingly, VoxOx is still in beta so many promised features aren't available yet. Support for everything from physical home phones to Gmail to Twitter have been promised. Considering that this includes MySpace, LinkedIn, and contact list importing from the biggest Web-mail services, VoxOx's potential outstrips its ability so far. However, VoxOx's callback feature allows for mobile-to-mobile international calling at local rates. That alone makes this a must-try, if not a must-have.
Click here to read Download.com editor Seth Rosenblatt's hands-on experience with VoxOx.
VoxOx by TelCentris is the only service that unifies all of your communication channels voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and content sharing into a single, intuitive interface, giving you full control of your interconnected lifestyle. VoxOx enables you to manage all of your connections and contacts holistically, requires you to give up nothing and, at the same time, provides a sophisticated global phone service for free or at low cost options.
By using VoxOx, you can easily participate in virtually every electronic form of communication one at a time, simultaneously and in different combinations. Greater ease of use, especially when accessing multiple channels, will result in an ever broader adoption of these technologies, not just by Millennials and Gen-Xers, but by friends and family of all ages who are becoming overwhelmed by today's growing communications frenzy.
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