Sunday September 14, 2003
SIPphone makes it possible for people to send and receive free calls worldwide over a broadband Internet connection using a technology called SIP. The phones come with a preconfigured number and by sharing this number with others SIP phone users you can communicate by phone while only paying for Internet access.
The phone looks and operates just like a traditional telephone except that it plugs into an ethernet port instead of a telephone jack.
SIPphone supports caller ID and call-waiting and users can customise their SIP number, add and edit numbers in their personal phone list or track incoming and outgoing calls at the My.SIPphone.com site.
Two SIP phones cost US$129.99, visit www.sipphone.com to learn more.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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