By Alok Saboo on January 25th, 2009
If you are looking for low cost or free calling solutions to India, China, Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom (UK) or Singapore, this is a must read. The troubled VoIP startup, Jaxtr, recently introduced its FreeConnect service in a bid to attract new users and increase its popularity.
About FreeConnect: FreeConnect allows Jaxtr members to make unlimited free calls to other Jaxtr members. Note that this will work only if both the phones that are being used are linked to Jaxtr accounts. To place a call using this service, just follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Jaxtr account
- Enter the number of the person you want to call. Although you can enter both landlines and mobile numbers, FreeConnect works best with mobiles (you will see why in a while).
- Jaxtr then generates a local number that you can use to reach your friend.
- Meanwhile, you continue to When you initiate a call by dialing this number, Jaxtr notifies your friend via email and SMS along with a number that they need to dial.
- Your friend then needs to dial that number to be connected with you. Please note that both parties pay to dial the respective local numbers.
- If you do not want to wait for your friend to call back, you can connect directly using Jaxtr’s low rates.
FreeConnect is currently available to users in India, China, Philippines, Canada, UK, and Singapore (Jaxtr can provide local numbers only in these countries). There is no restriction on the call length, no credit card requirements.
FreeConnect is different from other VoIP providers offering free calls to various countries in that it does not bear the temination cost. The costliest element in completing a call is the termination cost. By making the users dial the local numbers, Jaxtr can eliminate these termination costs and still offer free calls. We hope that this helps Jaxtr get the visibility and growth it needs desperately.
I have tried the service for a while and I must say, I am very satisfied with it. The call quality is very good, no noticeable delays, no disturbance. Try it yourself and I am sure you would not be disappointed.
So now you can make unlimited free (OK, you pay the local charges) calls to India, China, Philippines, Canada, UK, and Singapore. It does not get any better than this!!!