The VON Coalition

cell phoneCool Tools - Find your own voice!

Innovative and often free Internet enabled voices services. They aren’t a telephone replacement – but often something entirely different. They are examples of what happens when MacGyver meets VoIP. For 100 years we have answered our phones, now they can answer to us.

 

Mobile apps for your cell phone – Make any phone a smarter phone

See: Mobile-VoIP Market Looks Increasingly Promising

See: 7 Ways to VoIP From Your Mobile Phone

See: VoIP or 3G will reach 250 million by 2012 if carriers allow it.

 

Examples:

Jajah

Jajah enables you to dial a unique local number for each international contact. http://mobile.jajah.com/support/howto/direct/

Jajah’s mobile plug is also available on some phones http://mobile.jajah.com/products/mobile-plugin/

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Tellme

 

Say it. get it.  With Tellme on your mobile phone, you can find the nearest businesses based on your GPS location** and also get maps, directions, and traffic, all powered by Live Search. Just say it and see it.  You can also call 1-800-555-TELL and search for any business in the United States, by business name or type of business, such as "Starbucks" or "Coffee". Hear your results and say "Text Me the Info" to get a text message sent to you with the address, phone number and a map. http://www.tellme.com/you

 

Voice-Activated Directions Show You the Way. With Ask.com’s “Click to Speak” feature, mobile users enter addresses by speaking instead of keying them in. With just a click, users can activate a voice activated directions service and within seconds receive a text message with a link to directions. Visit http://m.ask.com/ from your mobile phone.

 

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Voice-Activated Web Search for Your phone

Yahoo’s oneSearch software offers voice-activated control that lets you speak your keywords out loud to send the browser running for results for movie listings, restaurant addresses, Web sites and more. The voice-enabled version of oneSearch can be downloaded to your phone at m.yahoo.com/voice.

 

iSkoot

Call Your Buddy List From Your Mobile Phone.

PC Calling services such as Skype are empowering people to affordably communicate with friends, family and business associates using their broadband Internet connection. iSkoot extends the reach of PC Calling by allowing users to make and receive PC Calls using only their regular cell phones. http://www.iskoot.com/

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It’s Fringing Freedom.  Fring is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring, Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM friends using your handset’s internet connection rather than costly cellular airtime minutes. http://www.fring.com/

 

Skype Developer Zone

Skype has released a beta version of its Skype VoIP service, for Java-enabled mobile phones.  The software will be available on around 50 mobile phone models from a number of manufacturers, including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson.  Mobile phone users will be able to receive calls from other Skype users, while customers who buy ‘SkypeIn’ will be able to receive calls from any landline or mobile phone. http://www.skype.com/mobile/

 

Skype has released a beta version of its mobile cell phone application which runs on the Java platform.

GoSIP – make VoIP calls from your Web-enabled mobile phone through wifi with GoSIP’s free download. You can choose your SIP provider.

http://www.go-sip.com/plus.php?lang=en

 

Make voice or video calls on your cell phone.  Users of smartphones and pocket PCS with wifi can make peer to peer voice calls, calls to other PSTN phones, receive calls from the PSTN, take advantage of presence, and make video  calls.

http://www.damaka.com/mobile/

 

Get answers to questions on your mobile phone.  ChaCha is a revolutionary new free mobile answers service for people on the go. ChaCha works with virtually every provider and allows people with any mobile phone device with normal SMS and voice capability – from basic flip phones to advanced smart phones – to ask any question in conversational English and receive an accurate answer as a text message in just a few minutes. With ChaCha, answers are available when you need them… anytime, anywhere.  Simply call call 1-800-2ChaCha™ (800-224-2242) from your mobile phone to ask any question. www.chacha.com

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TeleMessage Home Page

SMS Comes to Landline phones.  TeleMessage´s SMS to Landline solution enables a user to type an SMS text message directly from their wireless phone and send it to any landline phone. A text to speech engine converts the SMS message and plays it to the recipient over their landline phone. The recipient can reply using their own voice. The reply is sent back to the original sender's wireless phone as an SMS. http://www.telemessage.com/landLineSms.html

Text Messaging Comes to Landlines

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Send messages to Twitter using your voice.  TwitterFone is free service that lets you update your Twitter feed using your voice from any mobile or cell phone. You call it, speak your tweet, and hang up. A short while later, your tweet will be posted on Twitter.

http://www.twitterfone.com/

 

Making smart phones smarter.  Truphone is an application for your cell phone that lets you make free calls between wifi connected phones, with facebook, with Google Talk users, and low calling rates for the rest of the planet. http://www.truphone.com/   

Gizmo5 - Stay in touch, save some bucks

Stay in touch, save some bucks.  Save up to 98% on international calls from your computer or mobile phone. IM from your mobile phone and never pay for text messaging again. http://gizmo5.com/pc/products/mobile/

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Mig33

Connect anywhere in the world on your phone. Mig33 is a global mobile community that lets you keep in touch with friends and family through a variety of online services, right on your mobile phone. With mig33, you can chat and send instant messages and emails, make inexpensive international phone calls, share photos, connect with old friends and even meet new ones. Think of it as an addition to your phone's existing service. http://www.mig33.com/

Broadcast your voice.  Phonevite to go gives you a personalized telephone number to reach several people at once.  You can instantly record a message, in your own voice, and broadcast it to multiple phone numbers, landline or mobile.  No computer necessary. http://www.phonevite.com/

Packet8 MobileTalk™ lets cell phone users reduce their international calling rates by as much as

90%--quickly and easily. No more special PIN codes to keep track of. No more long access numbers to dial. Just the highest quality digital voice service and great calling rates to any of your international locations. Whenever you make an international call originating from the US (dialing starts with 011... or starts with '+'), the MobileTalk application will automatically route the call to the Packet8 network and you will save up to 90% or more on your international cell phone calls. For a limited time, no monthly access fees. http://mobiletalk.packet8.net

How it works.

 

Make and receive Free phone calls!

iCall: offers a free Wi-Fi VoIP calling service for the iPhone that allows a user to switch calls from the cellular to the Wi-Fi network, even mid-call. Very handy for saving your minutes.  It even accesses your same address book. http://www.icall.com/

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iCall VoIP on the Apple iPhone from Arlo & Andy on Vimeo.

Fandango partners with Tellme

Voice-Activated Mobile Application for Movie Information. Fandango, an online destination for moviegoers, has introduced voice-activated movie information for mobile phones. With the service, consumers now will be able to simply hold down the 'talk' button, say a movie title or local theater name, and see showtimes, purchase tickets and get driving directions to the theater, all from the phone's screen.

 

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Raketu’s mobile web application allows you to make international calls (free or at Raketu’s ultra-low cost), send SMS and email. http://www.raketu.com/en/mobile.php

 

MyGlobalTalk

Global wireless communication.  MyGlobalTalk places Internet telephony in the hands of every cell phone user, independent of wireless carrier technology, handset manufacturer or the type of wireless carrier voice/data plan involved. If you dont have a smartphone, you can use MyGlobalTalkBridge.  http://www.myglobaltalk.com/

 

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EQO is a free application that brings your world to your mobile phone. Chat on the go using MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk, QQ (NEW!), ICQ and Jabber, or call and text anyone in the world at super-low rates.

http://www.eqo.com/

Free Your Friends

 

vlingo

Now you can talk to your phone and it understands you.  Send a friend a text message without typing. Just speak, verify and send. Or find stuff. Say, for example, "pizza places in Pittsburgh." Your phone figures out what you want, finds it and shows you how to get there. No tapping, no thumbs, just good old speaking.  http://www.vlingo.com/index.html

 

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Mobile communication just got better.  You've been able to communicate on the go using voice, video, picture and text mash-ups posted to your other sites. Create a multimedia mash-up by calling your local Utterz number and recording, then sending video, pictures, or text to go@utterz.com within 10 minutes.

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Welcome to Palringo\

Vocal instant messaging (walkie talkie style).  Palringo is a novel Instant Messaging program that runs on a variety of phones and PCs.  Palringo allows you to instantly exchange text, photos and vocal IMs with individuals or groups. The service combines walkie-talkie style voice (vocal instant messaging) with the real-time text chat functionality of instant messaging and enriches communications further by offering the ability to share pictures within the context of a discussion.  http://www.palringo.com

 

RF.com

Make VoIP Calls from your iPhone with RingFree.  Connect your existing SIP, IP PBX and/or IP-based phone systems to your iPhone. No extra bills. Make free IP-based calls (Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo!, MSN…) from your iPhone.  http://rf.com/

AIR iphone from Ribbit.  The AIR iPhone was developed by Joe Johnston of Knoware. It will allow users to make calls, take calls and capture voice messages through their computer. Using the Ribbit API, Joe was able to turn his AIR iPhone into a fully functional phone, receiving VoIP calls as well as regular phone calls directly from the phone within a web browser. http://developer.ribbit.com/showcase/AIRiPhone/

 

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Internet Access on Demand with Speech Enabled Web-browsing. Audiopoint has announced an agreement with Earthlink, one of the nation's leading internet service providers, that will give Earthlink's users the ability to access speech enabled Web information from their telephone. The News and Information Service combines EarthLink’s popular EmailBy Phone application with Audiopoint’s voice-enabled Web content. News, weather, stock quotes and other customized Web information is now available from any telephone using a simple voice activated menu system. The keypad interface is replaced with voice commands and the content is read to the subscriber from the phone, ideal for users who need to access information on demand, those with limited internet access, and the visually impaired. here

 

 

Unifying Push-To-Talk: In today’s world, push-to-talk (PTT) services are proprietary in nature and provide no choice to end-users.That all changes with HipVoice software. By enabling your handheld device, you can PTT with any cellular carrier as well as any WiFi network. HipVoice software has broken down the proprietary walls and enables consumers with choice with their PTT services. http://www.hipvoice.com/

YouMail

Cell Phone Visual Voicemail Your way.   YouMail lets you use different greetings for different callers.  It includes visual voicemail both online and on your phone.  Ditch unwanted callers, and send your voicemail to your e-mail.  It works because calls you don't answer get forwarded to YouMail instead of your current wireless voicemail. That's it.

http://www.youmail.com/home/index.do

Foneshow

Get podcasts on your cell phone.  Foneshow offers a quick and easy way to access the downloadable radio shows known as podcasts – using your cell phone instead of downloading. Instead of syncing your music player to a PC to get audio clips that interest you, Foneshow lets you listen to podcasts on demand from your cellphone.  The service uses SMS automatic notifications to let you know its there, and give you the number to dial.  You don't need a data plan or a smart phone. Foneshow!http://www.foneshow.com/

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Never pay for international calls again!. You can use Talkster from ANY cell phone, on any network. Talkster is a FREE service to call one friend or a group of up to 5 friends at once. Free long distance, international and group conference calls. No headsets. No payments. Works from any mobile or landline phone in more than 30 countries.   http://free.talkster.com/

Save up to 85% on international calls!

Save on International Calls.  Forget restrictions or the high international rates you've been paying your current mobile carrier to call overseas. Gorilla Mobile helps enable savings up to 85% on calls to over 175 countries from your mobile or home phone so easy. You don't even have to change your carrier.  Simply dial the Gorilla Mobile Access Number, wait for the tone and then make your call. They automatically recognize your phone. No PIN code required. http://www.gorillamobile.com/

 

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