February 17, 2005
A personal, portable VoIP phone system for calling to or from any device, that travels anywhere, for $4.95 a month.
Teleo, Inc demonstrated today the 0.9 Beta release of its new, personal SIP-based VoIP phone service which lets users make or receive high quality voice calls on any Internet-connected device.
It also allows them, from their Internet connection, to redirect calls for handling on non-IP devices such as a convenient cell phone or landline, and it facilitates the processing of calls directly from e-mail clients and web browsers.
The product is targeted towards mobile professionals, and is initially downloaded onto a PC, where it is configured and a phone number assigned. Priced at $4.95 per month, PSTN calls within the USA and Canada are 2¢ a minute, inbound and Teleo-to-Teleo calls are free worldwide, and there is a 30-day free trial.
Teleo integrates fully into Outlook so that a person who sent an e-mail can be called immediately by clicking on their name, whereupon Teleo looks up their phone number in Outlook’s address book and places the call. It also integrates with Internet Explorer, so that any phone numbers appearing on any Web page can be dialled immediately by clicking on them.
Teleo’s principal patent technology resides in its use of SIP and its ability to traverse firewalls without need for special setup. Calls can be made over WiFi or inside corporate environments, working with enterprise VoIP systems and all VoIP networks.
Teleo’s voice quality is powered by Global IP Sound‘s VoiceEngine technology. Teleo is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. In addition to its retail offering, all of its software and services are available for private label distribution.