Tag Archives: Pocket PC

Skype Releases Software Versions for Mac OS X and for Linux

February 4, 2005


skypeThe IP telecom software innovator becomes truly cross-platform, now allowing free calls between Windows, Pocket PC, the Mac and Linux devices, and a call to any landline worldwide at local calling costs.

Skype Technologies SA announced availability from its website of the Version 1.0 downloads of its software for the Mac and Linux, following extensive worldwide beta testing.

Skype for Mac OS X and Skype for Linux include free Skype-to-Skype calling, and conference calling for up to 5 participants, cross-platform communications, presence, personalization, and the pre-pay SkypeOut service for local landline access.

These new products join previous Skype releases in the following features:

— the Skype Global Directory – the user-built global Skype contacts directory

— Instant messaging – cross platform messaging ability

— Conference calling – instantly create a free 5-party conference call

— Logs – reference or discard call and message history

— Presence – manage availability and view status of contacts

— Customization – MyPicture image display, ring tones, call alert options

— File transfer – send and receive files via Skype

— Mobility – sign in to a Skype account anywhere in the world

— SkypeOut – pre-pay to call the PSTN anywhere, at local rates

— Multiple Skype accounts on one computer

— End-to-end encryption.

Skype is available in 20 languages and has more than 23 million registered users worldwide, with more than 130,000 new users per day. Since its launch in August 2003, Skype has been downloaded more than 56 million times.

Ecuity Partners with TeleSym to Deliver Residential Broadband VoIP and VoWiFi

December 22, 2004


ecuityStarting in January, Ecuity will roll out nationwide its V-Tone Home residential VoIP service, which will run on PCs and Pocket PCs over wireline broadband and WiFi.

Ecuity, Inc (OTC BB: ECUI.OB) announced that its partnership with TeleSym, Inc will result in the nationwide rollout of its V-Tone Home and Smart Call service for residential broadband users, starting January 3, 2005.

Customers will be able to keep their current phone numbers, or choose a number within specific area codes, and make and receive calls from PC or Pocket PC-compatible devices such as laptops and PDA’s with a broadband or wireless (Smart Call) connection.

Features of Ecuity’s service include:

– Caller ID, call blocking, call forwarding and three way calling

– Free voicemail

– Low international rates

– Unlimited calls anywhere in the continental US

– Free in-network calling

– Automatic call forwarding

– No contract

– Optional addition of Ecuity’s Smart Call software to extend V-Tone services to laptops or Pocket PC-compatible cell phones and PDAs for making mobile VoWiFi (Voice over Wi-Fi) calls.

The combination of the Ecuity and SymPhone systems makes telephoning possible over private WiFi, public HotSpot or Broadband networks, and supports all current key telephony standards such as SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).