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December
2009

Spokn - The new generation VOIP

Spokn

  

Spokn a new generation service that is a true bridge between traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services offers the cheapest voip calls by use of landline, cell phone, PC, or SIP.

Spokn is a clean app. Its feature are tremendous. Basically Spokn is an Internet telephony service that works all the time, whether you are online or offline, on laptop or the mobile, travelling or at home. Spokn’s services are either for free or very nominally charged. Spokn provides 24 hour customer support, even to the free users. Per Spokn's website, their product revolves around the following

  • A phone service should work with phones - Free incoming calls from regular phones. Know more »
  • Spread the message - Spokn's Voice Messaging (VMS) keeps calls and costs in check. Know more »
  • Got a dollar? Get a numberOne dollar a month gets you a phone number in US, UK, Canada and more countries. Know more »
  • It rings everywhere you it to - Incoming calls ring any or all your phones or computers. Know more »

How can people benefit from this? Well let me give an example. Lets say somebody lives in USA and would like to make frequent calls to his friends and family in India. In this, he or his family would register for spokn service in India and once that is done, he would get a local access number from USA, dialing which he will be prompted to enter the spokn id (which is a 7 digit number that you get when you register for the spokn service). Dialing the spokn id, he would be connected to his friends in India.Now where the phone is dialed depends on the kind of subscription you have taken.

You could be logged in from multiple devices at once (like Spokn dialer on your laptop, a SIP device at home and from your mobile dialer too). If you have (optionally) enabled call forwarding, your regular phone will also ring. The call will ring on all of them for 15 seconds. If you pick it up, other phones will stop ringing. If you didn’t pick up the call on any of the phones, the caller is prompted to leave a VMS for you.

So only making calls are payable and the prices are dirt cheap, cheaper than skype in many cases and whats free?

* All calls to other Spokn IDs are free.
* Incoming calls from other Spokn IDs are free.
* Incoming calls from regular phones are free.

In addition Spokn has apps for the following smart phones till date (iphone is promised to be supported soon)
* Blackberry
* Windows Mobile
* Nokia N & E Series

The biggest question that I got from my friend when I told him about this is, how different is this service from SKYPE? Spokn has answer  for this here - Spokn vs Skype

 I just downloaded Spokn and will be trying it out in next few weeks. In the meantime if any of you have tried it out, do let me know by leaving a comment.

International Calling Rates

Destination USD / minute
USA All phones $ 0.01
Canada All phones $ 0.01
India All phones $ 0.02
UK Landlines $ 0.02
Singapore All phones $ 0.02
France All phones $ 0.04
Germany All phones $ 0.04
See rates for all countries »

Author: pradeep