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Gizmo Call allows free VoIP calls from the browser

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SIPhone announced the launch of Gizmo Call, a new service that allows you to make and receive VoIP calls from browser used to browse the Internet. Unlike conventional services, which require the download application for the computer, Gizmo Call requires only one plug-in in flash, available on site of the service.

Operating at a specific address www.gizmocall.com/, different from the Gizmo Project, the service only asks users to write the number they want to call in a specific field, preceded by the country code. Alternatively, users can simply enter the number in the browser’s address bar, after the URL.

The service is free and, like the Gizmo Project, you can call fixed and mobile lines from sixty countries, including Portugal, but only to fixed numbers. However, Gizmo Call only allows free calls for five minutes a day. Even so, users can double their talk time by registering for the service.

For those who want to spend more time talking online, company officials suggest that users sign up for «Call Out», for which the payment of 10 dollars will be required.

For now the service based on browser it is only available for Windows and Mac operating systems although, within 30 days, Linux support will be released. Gizmo Call works with Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Safari and requires the installation of Adobe Flash 9 on the user’s computer.

Note that the Gizmo Project has a dedicated VoIP application running that already supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

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