VoxOx

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 53 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.0
File Size:
27.45MB
Date Added:
November 03, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
121,220
Downloads Last Week:
65
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista, 1GHz CPU, 256MB RAM

Editors' review

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.

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  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2 stars

    "too slow, UI too complex"

    January 09, 2013   |   By kostafari

    Version: VoxOx 2.6.6

    Pros

    great promise

    Cons

    runs on flash, slow

    Summary

    removed

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  • 2 stars

    "Not bad, but quite bulky and slow"

    November 21, 2012   |   By robe1rt1717

    Version: VoxOx 2.6.6

    Pros

    Lots of options and does do what it promises really well.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are quite a few things wrong with this product. I think the big issue for me is that it is just too bulky and that is what makes it so slow.

    I am 66 years old so I don't mind if something takes a while to load or process, but this software is too slow for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does it all, especially fax"

    October 18, 2012   |   By kirbyjp

    Version: VoxOx 2.6.6

    Pros

    Was looking for a free service that did fax, and this is the one. Get to choose a real phone number as well. Features are abundant.

    Cons

    Currently no android app, but they say its on the roadmap, and the windows application is a bit clunky, but highly configurable.

    Summary

    I have spent many hours checking out phone service and this actually beats out google voice on the fax front alone. Sends sms of course.

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  • 1 stars

    "largely disappointed - ver 2.6"

    July 08, 2012   |   By RobinsonReubinPolardy

    Version: VoxOx 2.6.6

    Pros

    none whatsoever

    Cons

    for a company that has been at this for a few years they still have yet to get even the basics right - like their software, their website, logging on (they allow an underscore in user name but website log on text box only acccepts underscores if you paste them in from note pad - not your keyboard - how many regular users are going to figure that out?) and SMS verification.

    tried many combos to no avail: Vista, Server 2008, IE8. Firefox 12, Opera 11, nothing out of the ordinary.

    I so wanted to centralize my "front door" with this company. Currently Vonage simulrings and does my forwarding to Skype (which has a mobile app), Cell phone, etc... costly and no SMS) but I need this to really work well with simple voice.

    Not for serious users who expect a level of quality - like a functional website or phone calls that go through or do not drop.

    Summary

    Too many bugs, low quality, a good little toy for centralizing your twitter and emails Facebook etc... (but so many other apps do that already)

    One day someone will incorporate a good quality product that negates having to use Vonage and Skype and other apps and products.

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  • 1 stars

    "Scam .. billed credit card ... no service"

    May 27, 2012   |   By motogpbonehead

    Version: VoxOx 2.6.6

    Pros

    Took the money and will not work ... there are no Pros to this product.

    Cons

    Took credit card details, then came back with 'sorry, your carrier (swisscom) is not authorised. Impossible to find a contact phone or email address at Voxvox to get a refund.

    Any company that 'hides' its customer support for contact about financial issues must raise suspicion.

    Be aware ...

    Summary

    Took credit card details, then came back with 'sorry, your carrier (swisscom) is not authorised. Impossible to find a contact phone or email address at Voxvox to get a refund.

    Any company that 'hides' its customer support for contact about financial issues must raise suspicion.

    Be aware ...

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