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Telecommunications Telephony Online Services

Do you need access to your phone system from anywhere? There are a number of online telephony services that let you listen to your phone messages on a website and perform other advanced telephone functions.

  • Angel.com – an Internet accessible voicemail headquarters for toll-free numbers and management of other inbound phone calls and faxes
  • Jaxtr. “Jaxtr saves you money by giving you local phone numbers to call people internationally, so you can bypass international calling fees.” Note: We’ve had some reports that Jaxtr harvests e-mail addresses.
  • Simulscribe.com – will send your telephone voice mail messages to your e-mail account as a WAV audio file along with a transcription of the voice mail message.
  • Skype. When you and the person you’re calling are both on Skype, the calls are free. Video calls are free too. Unlimited nationwide calls are $3 per month with unlimited calls to landlines and cell phones within the US and Canada. International calls are as low as 2.1¢ per minute. Low per-minute rates to landlines and cell phones around the world. Receive calls calls from other people on Skype are free. Anytime. Anywhere.
    Get a personal number that lets you receive calls on Skype, from anyone using an ordinary phone. Answer Skype calls even when you’re offline. Just forward calls to another number and you’re always available.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com