Truphone adds Google Talk compatibility

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Truphone, a VoIP over WiFi provider, has tweaked its software. It now supports Google Talk and other Jabber-related VoIP clients. The company also plans to support more Symbian-powered handsets (understand Nokia E-series) by the end of 2007, including Windows Mobile-based smart phones.

Calls to other numbers are at a discount over regular phone rates – currently with an offer of free calls to 40 countries from the UK, and free calls within the US and Canada for all US customers. Customers get a Truphone number for inbound calls, and can forward all these calls to the GSM number on their phone.

The company based in Kent, UK is a hot one. It managed to grab $24 million from Wellington Partners, Independent News & Media and Burda. “This year 60% of our revenues will come from voice, and by next year (2008) we hope to bring that down to 40%,” said Truphone CEO James Tagg in a recent interview.

Feb 8, 2007 | By Nuno

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