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Vonage Offers Unlimited Calling to the Philippines and USA

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Vonage gives you exactly what you need to stay in touch with everyone you know – and keeps it simple with a flat, low monthly rate. From from Manhattan to Manila, Los Angeles to Makati City, now you can call for less. That’s the promise of Vonage and the beauty of VoIP.

VoIP (or Voice over Internet Protocol) lets you make phone calls using your high speed Internet connection instead of a phone line. Vonage converts sound into data, sends it over the Internet, and converts it back into sound at the other end. The people you talk with will never know the difference, because a VoIP call sounds just like a regular phone call. We connect your phone to the Internet, helping you to reach anyone anywhere for less.

In order to use Vonage service, you will need the following:

  • A high speed Internet connection such as Cable or DSL
  • A US or Puerto Rico billing and shipping address
  • A Vonage Phone Adapter
  • Any touch-tone phone, corded or cordless

No contract. No commitment.

For a limited time, sign up online and save more than $100

  • Free phone adapter
  • Free priority shipping
  • Free activation

Standard Included Features

  • Caller ID with Name
  • Call Waiting
  • Voicemail Plus®
  • Call Transfer
  • Enhanced Call Forwarding
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Caller ID Block
  • Call Return
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Anonymous Call Block
  • Repeat Dialing
  • International & Directory Assistance Block
  • Call Hunt
  • Ring Lists
  • Vonage Access
  • Bandwidth Saver®
  • Network Availability Number®
  • Click-2-Call®
  • Vonage Online Account
  • 211 Dialing
  • 311 Dialing
  • 411 Enhanced Dialing
  • 511 Traveler Information
  • 711 Dialing
  • 811 Dialing
  • 1-700-WEATHER
  • 1-700-GREETINGS

For more information, visit Vonage

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Introducing Globe Muzta! for Overseas and Migrant Filipinos

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Globe recently launched Globe Muzta!, a new service that’s designed to allow the overseas and migrant Filipino to call and send text messages to family and friends in the Philippines using nominal rates. Much like the common features of Skype, YM and Chikka, PC-to-PC audio and video calls are free as well as PC-to-PC instant messaging or chat. However, calls made to any Philippine mobile or landline number costs P6.50/minute while SMS or text messages sent to any Philippine mobile or landline number is P1.00 each.

This new service also allows Globe and Touch Mobile subscribers to contact your PC through a virtual 817 number assigned to you, at local Philippine rates. There are no registration or monthly fees. You only need to pay for the calls and text-messages you make which is by loading credits to your prepaid account. To load, you can use your credit card, international autoload Max (IAMAX), prepaid call cards and e-PINs. Load expiry ranges from 45 to 120 days, depending on the amount of load, i.e. P100 at 45 days, P500 at 120 days.

You will get to keep your 817 virtual number as long as your account is active. For prepaid accounts, your account will expire if you do not top-up within the required period.

You will need the following minimum requirements:

  • A PC running with at least a Pentium 3 processor at 650 MHz
  • At least 256 MB RAM
  • 200 MB free Hard Disk Space
  • Audio support (microphone and speakers or headset)
  • A webcam if you plan to use the video calling feature
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2

Globe Muzta! works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The application to download is about 22 Mb in size.

Source: Globe Muzta!