Messagenet Talk, a new voice-over-internet and texting application for PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod touches and iPhones launches today, looking to offer a simple, cheap alternative to Skype and Google Voice.
Offering free calls to PC and Macs, Messagenet Talk's main draw is the fact that you can call any computer user at anytime, regardless of whether or not they have downloaded Messagenet software in the past. A user sends an email link, or instant message through social networks to the person they want to call, which when clicked instantly starts a voice conversation between the two.
Messagenet Talk users can also chat not only through PCs and Macs, but also iPhones and even iPods and iPads. Registering with Messagenet Talk lets users take the service mobile, meaning that costly roaming charges when abroad can be avoided. SMS and regular phone calls are also supported, with rates lower than Skype's for more than 200 countries, including the US, the EU and China.
"Our goal was to create a truly universal and simple service that brings together the devices and services that people on the move really want and need," said Andrea Galli, CEO of Messagenet.
"There is a large customer segment out there that understands it Should be possible to use the internet to make convenient, high-quality telephone calls at a low cost from anywhere on earth. Messagenet was developed with those people in mind.
"Messagenet is not just an incremental improvement to Skype and the other services out
there," added Galli. "It's a versatile package that puts VoIP to its best possible use. Our goal has been to make VoIP do everything people want it to do with utmost ease of use in mind."
Head over to www.messagenet.com for more info on the service.