VoxOx by TelCentris, a free consumer service that unifies key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e-mail, fax and more – into a single user interface, has announced added support for its international calling and texting capabilities in time for the holiday travel season. VoxOx is currently in beta.
Traveler-related enhancements include:
- International Find Me, Follow Me – New functionality enables users to set up call-forwarding with as many as six separate phone numbers to any location in the world. A VoxOx user can set phone numbers – whether mobile, home or office – to ring simultaneously or sequentially. With this new feature, international travelers can keep their outward-facing phone numbers the same, regardless of location – no need to continually update friends and family members of their changing phone coordinates. Previously, VoxOx only supported domestic Find Me, Follow Me capabilities.
- SMS CallBack – SMS CallBack enables VoxOx users to call internationally for pennies per minute from most mobile devices around the globe – no Internet connection required. Once the service is set up, a traveler would simply send a text message to a special number to trigger a call to his or her local mobile phone from any supported location. The VoxOx SMS CallBack number has just been upgraded to a memorable “vanity” phone line that travelers can easily remember: (323) 335-5555. Additional SMS CallBack enhancements will be announced in the coming weeks.
- Unlimited Worldwide Calling and Texting Plans – VoxOx recently debuted unlimited monthly subscription plans for worldwide calling and worldwide two-way texting at $12.95 per month and $9.95 per month, respectively. For domestic users, VoxOx’s calling plan rate of $2.45 per month marks the lowest published rate of all leading Internet telephony providers, including being 15 percent lower than Skype’s similar rate.
“VoxOx is a powerful communication tool for international travelers and consumers with friends and relatives overseas,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris, the creator of VoxOx. “Not only does VoxOx provide unique and inexpensive international calling capabilities, it is the only service that can manage all of today’s key communication channels in a single interface, including consolidating all of a user’s contacts from disparate instant messaging and social networks.”
Another benefit for international travelers is that the majority of VoxOx’s services can be used while in-flight on airlines that offer Wi-Fi, such as Virgin America. Internet use on planes is a fairly recent development that benefits travelers, who can now leverage a variety of VoxOx services, including faxing or file sharing from a plane.