Yet another technology company jumps in the VoIP calling service pool
this summer� San Diego, California-based
One Voice Technologies, Inc. (quote),
developer of voice solutions for the telecom and interactive multimedia
markets just announced that it launched a VoIP-based PC-to-Phone calling
service integrated with Windows XP Media Center Edition.
these seem to overcrowd my inbox every day. So, I decided to look for
whatever was closest to a Voice over IP
tutorial) provider list online. In
my quest, I found one that listed over 280 VoIP providers in the U.S.
alone. My results left me wondering what these companies will do in
order to make their services stand out from all of this competition in
such oversaturated market.
For One Voice�s
service, the difference may be its integration with Windows XP Media
Center Edition, along with its MobileVoice feature�a voice
recognition-based service that works from any cell phone and wireless
service provider and includes: voice dialing, group conference calling,
reading and sending e-mail and voice-to-text SMS messaging.
One Voice�s new
PC-to-Phone calling service is built using industry standard Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP), Microsoft's Live Communication Server (LCS)
technology, IBM xSeries servers and AT&T T1 Internet and PSTN
connectivity. The new VoIP service will be living on the MobileVoice
Hosted services Platform, located at the San Diego-based
quote) Data Center facility.
The monthly fee for
One Voice�s PC-to-Phone calling service seems relatively low when
compared to many other similar VoIP calling plans. Callers will be able
to use 500 minutes anytime of the day or night for $14.95 a month. These
minutes can be used for calls throughout the US and Canada. Overage
minutes are billed at 4.9 cents each. The provider allows users to try
the service free for a month, for up to 500 minutes, without obligation
to keep the service.
As an introductory
offer, One Voice is also offering subscribers a package which includes
the above monthly PC-to-Phone calling service plus One Voice's
Johanne Torres is the contributing editor
for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine.
Previously, she was the assistant editor for EContent
magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at