I don’t use it enough but it does work well. Mobivox is one of the many new options for cheap or free long distance over the internet. The premise behind these services is that they use caller id to identify you. So if you call from your home or mobile phone the system recognizes you. It then uses a voice response system to dial. You call a local access number, say the name of the person you want to call and then the system will connect you. If both of you are Mobivox users the call is “free”. You each pay for a local call vs an international call. That is where the savings is found. Pretty cool. You can also use the web site to initiate a call. You pick who you want to talk to and what number you want the system to call you at. This is very helpful if you are on the road and don’t have a local access number for some reason. You can also talk to your Skype contacts for free. So if they only use Skype from PC to PC vs a local phone number you can still talk to them on a phone.
You can have up to 5 phone numbers which the system will recognize as you. If you are at a friends house and need to make international calls all you would need to do is temporarily add your friends phone number to your list. Very easy to do via the admin site on Mobivox.
I use the service every few months especially before trips abroad. So check it out when you get a chance. If you want to sign up drop me an email. I will send you an invite and that gets me some free credits.
Best thing to do is just go to the Mobivox web site and read about their services.
If you have friends here there and everywhere check out Mobivox!