Voice over Internet Protocol, often referred to as VoIP is a standard protocol for transferring voice over the Internet. Although there are many VoIP applications like Skype, they’re all filled with numerous useless features. They are applications, and who needs an application on their computer today? Everything is in the cloud, why should VoIP be an exception?
If it was, it isn’t anymore. Vox.io is a Slovenian startup that enables you to have VoIP calls directly from your browser! There is no need to download any application client, just sign up for Vox.io and you can start making calls all around.
To use Vox.io, you’ll have to create an account or simply login using your Facebook, Google or Twitter profile. After adding your contacts, it’s time to make your first Vox.io call. If you and the person you’re calling are both online, you can have free Vox.io conversations, otherwise, you’ll have to call the person’s mobile phone and pay a small fee. What?
Yes, you can have Internet and phone calls with Vox.io, directly from your browser. Video calls are supported as well; you’ll just need a webcam and relatively good bandwidth.
A nice feature that Vox.io has is free call forwarding if you’re not logged in. Of course, you probably won’t be online 24/7 just to get a random call, right? So if you do get a call, it will be forwarded to your mobile phone for free.
Vox.io has some nice features you’ll like. Every user will get a public profile so you can share it on your personal blog or social media profiles. If you’re worried about privacy, don’t be, you can easily change privacy settings to suit your needs.
Quick Calls are a feature that you’ll really love. Let’s say you’re a web professional and have to talk to clients over the web. On Skype, you’d have to share your username with a person to get into a call and you’d probably have that person on your contact list forever.
With Quick Calls, you can easily generate a unique, one-time link like http://vox.me/random-string that you can share with people you want to get a call from. Once the call is established, the link becomes invalid. Smart and simple! We actually helped them get a Vox.me domain name 😉 If you need a simple .me domain name, check out the .me domain development program and contact us!
What’s even more awesome is that you can simply click on a Google Calendar link while generating Quick Call link and you’ll be taken to the Calendar with created event for your call. Simply invite people who you want to talk to at some time in the future and that’s it – your online meeting is easily scheduled!
Web Fest is a two day conference dedicated to popularizing online business in Southeastern Europe and it will take place in Budva, Montenegro on September 22nd and 23rd. We’re powering the conference so don’t forget to come and say hello! The Vox.io team will also attend and you’ll have a chance to hear them talk about how they will redefine Internet telephony.
Have you tried Vox.io yet? Do you think that it is a good idea to have a VoIP service in the cloud? Tell us in the comments…