Good news for users of Apple devices, VocalTec has recently released the magicJack APP, a free application now available for download in Apple App Store that allows users to make free calls to numbers within the U.S., Canada and to all other magicJack numbers around the world. The app essentially turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a free mobile phone and it will never use mobile minutes and does not require a voice plan.
Press statements say it is the latest offering from the company which recently launched magicJack PLUS, a better version of the successful magicJack that continues to provide free phone service with the option to use it with or without a computer.
The magicJack APP, currently available for free, downloads quickly and allows customers to begin making free calls. Users will have the choice to use their existing magicJack number to make, receive calls or use the app for outgoing calls to landline or mobile numbers in the U.S. and Canada, and other magicJack numbers around the world for free.
Dan Borislow, CEO of VocalTec, said, "I am incredibly proud of our staff involved in building our first APP. I am obviously biased in saying this, but I cannot see any reason that by offering the best voice quality, free calls, ease of use, ability to use your existing contacts and free download, that we won’t have tens of millions of downloads over the next year."
Customers with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad will be able to use the app when connected to Wi-Fi or 4G with the same functionality of a regular mobile phone with superior call quality, but without the costs for calls.
VocalTec’s CLEC network is the largest in the U.S. in terms of area codes available and the certification in number of states and carries the call totally IP until to the last mile using 140 servers and 83 session border controllers. These servers are only just working at five percent of utilization now as VocalTec expects substantial call growth.
VocalTec was founded in 1989 by Alon Cohen and Lior Haramaty, who invented and patented the first Voice over IP audio transceiver. It managed the dynamic jitter buffer that was critical for achieving adaptive lower possible audio latency along with handling packet loss, packet re-ordering, and receiver transmitter sample rate adjustments.