Teleo was a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network founded in by Wendell Brown, Andy Moeck and Craig Taro Gold in 2004.
Teleo was an early competitor to Skype. The San-Francisco-basedcompany's VoIP system enabled desktop and laptop PC users to send and receive phone calls over the Internet. Users could speak to other Teleo users for free, call traditional telephone numbers for a fee, and receive calls from traditional phones.
Teleo provided internet telephony applications that bridged the gap between computer desktops, land line phones, and cell phones. Teleo's software allowed users to place and receive phone calls from Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and other applications.
Teleo users could place free PC-to-PC calls to other Teleo users worldwide; calls from regular telephones were also free. Calls to regular telephones were "pay as you go," at a 2-cent-per-minute rate worldwide. Users could avoid fees by encouraging friends and business associates to install Teleo.
Angel investor Chris Morgando was brought on as an advisor to Teleo in March 2004, and Peter Sisson was added as chief executive officer in June 2004.He launched the product at the DEMO conference in early 2005, earning a DEMO God award and garnering significant press coverage. Teleo was acquired by Microsoft in August 2005, and became part of Microsoft's MSN group in 2006.
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Windows Live Call was part of Microsoft's Windows Live services. It integrated into Windows Live Messenger to allow users to make PC-to-PC and PC-to-Phone voice and video calls. Microsoft partnered with telecommunication companies around the world to allow users to use a PC equipped with a microphone and speakers and a high speed Internet connection to call almost any regular telephone anywhere in the world.
Google Voice is a telephone service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as U.S. and international call termination for Google Account customers in the U.S., and for G Suite customers in Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The service was launched by Google on March 11, 2009, after the company had acquired the service GrandCentral.
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Ooma, Inc., or Ooma, is an American publicly traded consumer telecommunications company based in the Silicon Valley, California area. Ooma offers Voice over IP (VoIP) calling using an Internet connection to support a range of communications solutions for small business, home and mobile users. In 2015, Ooma was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
magicJack is a device that plugs into a USB port on the user's computer and has a standard RJ-11 phone jack into which any standard phone can be plugged. It is a computer peripheral that, in combination with telephony service from the related YMAX Corporation, provides Internet-based telephone service (VoIP) to the United States and Canada. In 2011 the company introduced magicJack Plus, which no longer requires a computer.
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FriendCaller is a Video and Voice over Internet protocol developed by C2Call GmbH based in Werl, Germany. Its proprietary Voice-Over-Internet technology was originally created by Michael Knecht and Martin Feuerhahn. It was a first prototype developed by Actai Networks GmbH in 2007; the technology was then transferred to C2Call GmbH in 2008. Later on, FriendCaller was launched in 2009 as a website and as an iOS app. FriendCaller establishes peer-to-peer connectivity and allow users to communicate one-to-one or in groups via Video Chat, Voice over IP, Instant messaging, Texts/SMS, and phone calls.
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