mobeecalls is a new VoIP provider launched by talkfree (creator of mobeefree) with targeted rates to Asian and Middle East destinations.  Below are targeted rates pulled from their website.

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   Introducing mobeecallsThe VoIP company that rewards you for talking longer.

mobeecalls offers the highest quality international calls at affordable rates and the longer you talk, the more money you save – It’s like getting Free minutes!

Check out  Superdeal Rates…

                Destinations Rates As Low As $10 USD in Mins
  Australia $0.0155 645
  Australia Mobile $0.0832 120
  China Mobile $0.0056 1786
  Egypt $0.0665 150
  Egypt Mobile $0.0737 136
  Hong Kong $0.0062 1613
  Hong Kong Mobile $0.0029 3448
  India $0.0114 877
  Israel $0.0088 1136
  Israel Mobile $0.0346 289
  Japan $0.0196 510
  Japan Mobile $0.1066 94
  Korea Republic Mobile $0.0377 265
  Kuwait $0.0286 350
  Kuwait Mobile $0.0643 156
  Lebanon $0.0694 144
  Macao Mobile $0.0275 364
  Malaysia Mobile $0.0224 446
  Oman Mobile $0.2266 44
  Qatar Mobile $0.1454 69
  Saudi Arabia Mobile $0.0818 122
  Singapore Mobile $0.0056 1786
  Thailand Mobile $0.0110 909
  United Arab Emirates Mobile $0.1210 83
  United Kingdom Mobile $0.0046 2174
  U.S.A. $0.0053 1887

Click here for more prices

Sign up is FREE, just download our PC Dialer.

Update from mobeefree.com:

We have just launched a new version of the mobeefree PC to Phone dialer!

NEW Features Include:

  • Outbound SMS
  • Set Caller ID
  • Sign up directly from PC Dialer
  • Find a local agent view from PC Dialer
  • and much more!

More information on update at:  https://mobeefree.com/news/new-updates-to-mobeefree-pc-to-phone-dialer/

Digital voice will be the fastest growing U.S. industry in the next five years, according to a new report from IBISWorld. Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP for short) leads the list of the ten most dynamic industries, which also includes green energy sectors like wind and solar power, and Web ventures in e-commerce and publishing.

A few introductory notes on the full list below. Wind and solar power are such small markets that even a tiny nominal increase in those industries’ revenue will look like high-percentage growth. The five companies with markets greater than $30 billion on this list are VoIP, E-Commerce, Biotech, Video Games, Correctional Facilities (esp. state governments offloading costs of imprisonment to private facilities), and Internet Publishing. “Forecast growth” projects average yearly growth for each year between 2010 and 2016.

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THE RISE OF DIGITAL VOICE

Think of Skype or Google Voice. These technologies transmit voice, or other communications, across the Internet rather than over a telephone network. But Skype and Google Voice command barely 3 percent of the total U.S. market in VoIP. Where is the real growth in digital voice coming from?

It’s coming from cable. There are three broad categories of VoIP. First, there is “peer-to-peer” VoIP, like Skype, which connects two callers on two computers over the Internet. Second, there is virtual VoIP like Vonage, where a special phone turns your calls into an Internet signal that rings on another person’s phone. Third, there is cable VoIP like Comcast XFINITY, which delivers Internet calls over a private cable network.

By bundling VoIP services with internet and TV, three cable-based VoIP operators, Comcast, Time Warner and Cox, have seized more than half the digital voice industry. Between Comcast and Time Warner, 12 million households were using digital voice services in 2010.

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“The rise of VoIP is the death of the land line,” said Casey Thormahlen, a senior analyst from IBISWorld. “Between cable providers like Comcast using digital voice technology and companies making inroads in the mobile market, like Vonage, we’re going to see a huge technological shift.”

The corporate market accounts for only a fifth of the VoIP industry. Thormahlen sees this as a big opportunity for the Microsoft-Skype alliance that was forged last week. “Businesses already get good rates from telecom companies,” he said, but if they’re really looking to cut communications costs, firms might switch to a high-end office product from the MicroSkype team.

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Although Cable-delivered VoIP dominates the landscape today (see the graph to the left) tomorrow’s growth might come from non-cable providers. In particular, mobile VoIP is on the cusp of a major revolution, IBIS predicts. The popularity of Android gives Google a platform to launch a big cheap mobile VoIP campaign. Vonage World already offers customers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries for $25, according to a report from IBIS. As the quality of online calls increases, walking and talking over the Internet will seem less like a cheapskate’s effort to sacrifice quality calls for slim phone bills, and more like the new normal.

As IBIS concludes in its proprietary report on the digital voice industry, shared exclusively with The Atlantic: “VoIP services do not perform well on narrow-band internet connections, making the penetration of broadband internet technologies a prerequisite to VoIP success. According to an April 2009 study by the Pew Research Center, 63.0% of Americans have home broadband access, a 15 percentage-point increase over 2008. This leaves significant growth potential for the VoIP Providers industry.”

Source:  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/05/the-fastest-growing-industry-in-the-country-its-digital-voice/239087/

“Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B,” by Peter Svennson, AP

NEW YORK – Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.

Buying Skype gives Microsoft access to a user base of about 170 million people who log in to Skype every month, using the Internet and Skype usernames as a complement to the traditional phone network and its phone numbers.

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OVERVIEW:

Kwickconnect is a newly released PC dialer from TalkFree. Please read on for my thoughts about it.


PROS:

  • The dialer’s interface is straightforward and simple-to-use.
  • The tabs are clearly marked for easy navigation and the dial pad has a large number display with voice/volume controls.
  • like mobeefree’s PC dialer, but unlike most others, kwickconnect allows you to add funds to your account instantly using a coupon.
  • Rates are based off TalkFree wholesale mark ups by resellers – for wholesale rates go to the TalkFree reseller sign up page.

CONS:

  • SMS functionality is still under development, but their customer support has assured me that it will be out soon.
  • Can not sign up from the dialer itself.
  • Can not add contacts.

OVERALL: 8/10

Similar to mobeefree, kwickconnect is a very good PC dialer. TalkFree has been trying to improve on their previous pc to phone dialer, BlackDialer, and it looks like they’re off to a great start with kwickconnect.

OVERVIEW:

Launched in September of 2009, Rynga is one of the many VoIP carrier brands (33 at last count) created by Betamax. Here are my thoughts about their services.

PROS:

  • Free mobile and PC dialers – both of which have attractive, user-friendly interfaces
  • Free call destinations
  • “Freedays” of calling
  • Language support

CONS:

  • it took over ten tries to register an account
  • Rynga’s payment system is constantly malfunctioning – it took nearly a week to buy credit
  • not to mention, their resellers are unresponsive to my credit requests
  • they keep reducing my number of “freedays” – I went from 120 to 40 in just a couple days!
  • currency denominations are in Euros
  • at times, my dialers simply won’t connect
  • terrible customer service – perhaps the worst I’ve ever encountered. They ignore your inquiries, and there’s no number to call directly
  • AND maybe worst of all, their call rates fluctuate!  In the week that I’ve been using them, they raised their call rates to Nepal mobile from .1160 to .1190 cents

OVERALL: 3/10

My experience with Rynga was horrible, but apparently I’m not the only one who feels that way (I’ll also refer you to the comments section of this blog post).  I could deal with the service delays, faulty systems, etc., but deceiving your customers with “freeday” tricks and raising rates on Fridays (when call traffic is at its highest) is totally unacceptable.

OVERVIEW:

mobeefree is TalkFree.Com’s newest retail service brand that was launched in Qatar, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia on February of this year. Here is a review of their recently released PC dialer.

PROS:

  • The dialer’s interface is straightforward and simple-to-use.
  • The tabs are clearly marked for easy navigation and the dial pad has a large number display with voice/volume controls.
  • mobeefree’s PC dialer allows you to add funds to your account INSTANTLY (unlike most other dialers).
  • Cheap rates. Of all the VoIP service providers I’ve found, mobeefree offers the lowest call rates to Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. And even though their rates to India aren’t exactly the cheapest, you do get 8 FREE MINUTES TO CALL INDIA just by signing up.

CONS:

  • SMS functionality is still under development, but their customer support has assured me that it will be out soon.
  • Can not sign up from the dialer itself.

OVERALL: 8/10

The only thing preventing me from giving mobeefree’s pc dialer a perfect score is it’s lack of SMS capabilities, but here’s the bottom line: if you need to make phone calls from your computer, mobeefree’s PC dialer is one of the easiest and cheapest options on the VoIP market. And to me, that also makes them one of the best.

Feel free to leave a message and tell me what YOU think about mobeefree’s PC dialer…

Rumor (see Mario Olivier’s Facebook post) has it that VYKE services has been completely TERMINATED. Stay tuned for the official word.

“To everyone wondering why Vyke services have not been working…the company has gone into administration and all services have been terminated.” – Mario Olivier, Facebook (2011-04-21)

It has recently come to our attention that all VYKE routes have been blocked for the past three days now. And to make matters worse, their customer support team doesn’t seem to know why. I’ll be sure to let you all know if and when this issue is resolved, but in the meantime, I suggest you start considering other alternatives.

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