Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.159.19.75

Forum Moderators: rogerd

Message Too Old, No Replies

Phone Calls Via Twitter

     
5:33 pm on Sep 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:22318
votes: 240


Phone Calls Via Twitter [pcworld.com]
Twitter users will soon be able to make short phone calls for free directly through the micro-blogging service. JaJah, an Internet telephony company that allows you to make VoIP calls using your landline or cell phone, today is launching the beta version of its new Twitter calling service, named @call.
6:05 pm on Sept 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


I can already make unlimited voip calls for free to over 100 countries on my land line ..and my cell phone is already for making phone calls :) ..and I use neither of them to twitter ..( and if I did I'd have to pay the telco to send the sms ..so "free" appears to be hype for re-inventing the wheel ..but ersatz shinier and double the cost ) ..marketing a la starbucks ..
8:59 pm on Sept 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 27, 2003
posts: 1642
votes: 0


Probably the point is that you can phone people by using their @twitter handle, rather than knowing their number.
Not sure that is a *good* idea! ;)
10:59 pm on Sept 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


so ..presumably it will be "opt in" for the recipient , otherwise there are going to be very( squared) many people who are exdirectory ( for the brits ) ( liste rouge ..chez moi )( unlisted ..for the "merkins" )..who may be very surprised to get the ..
"Hey..In response to your tweet ! I just rang you to say .............."

spammer/stalker dream ..if so .