Daniel Mattes, co-founder of Mountain View, CA-based VoIP software developer JAJAH, has been quoted as saying that JAJAH is presently holding intense conversations with Apple over the use of JAJAH software for a mobile phone, according to a reports from the German-language website “futureZone.” JAJAH has been described as a “Skype Killer” by some (one example and another).
When contacted by futureZone, JAJAH officials would not confirm or deny working with Apple, saying only, “We have nothing to announce.”
According to the JAJAH website:
JAJAH is a new type of phone company… JAJAH is dedicated to bringing the world vastly improved telephony solutions at a fraction of the traditional price. Whenever possible, we want to provide basic phone for free – and we truly believe it’s possible. We believe that by bringing together the best of the internet with the best of the traditional telephone industry we will be able to provide our customers with unique new solutions, solutions never before possible, at a price they’ll find irresistible.
Unlike other companies that are trying to replace the phone with the computer, JAJAH believes that phones are great the way they are. Phones work. People are not interested in headsets, downloads or hotspots. They simply want to make a call. And we completely agree.
JAJAH is made for people who…
• want to call anyone, anywhere in the world at anytime for free, or at super-low rates
• like to use their existing phone (mobile or landline) to make their calls
• want to keep their existing phone number and don’t want another binding contract
• don’t want to be tied to their computer via a headset
• want to call their friends for free – no matter if they are online or not or don’t even have a computer (your grandmother for example)
• are not excited by downloading complicated software and spending hours messing with settings to do internet calls
• have any sort of internet connection (broadband or dial-up, wireless or wired)
JAJAH is all about simplicity
Enter your own phone number and the phone number you want to call on www.jajah.com, press Call: Your phone will ring – your friend’s phone will ring – start talking! It’s what you’re used to, it’s simple, it’s free and it just works!
JAJAH currently offers a Mac OS X Address Book Plugin which allows Mac users to directly call their contacts with JAJAH. Users can just right click (ctrl+click) on the number they want to call in their Mac address book.
More in the full futureZone article (in German) here.
More about JAJAH here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "georg" for the heads up.]
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