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Gizmo – A free phone for your computer

I tried Gizmo a few nights ago and it works really well! The conference feature could be invaluable for global groups who need to keep in touch.

I’m probably one of the few people in the world who hasn’t used Skype so I can’t compare yet. Skype does offer almost-worldwide calls at 2c/minute I think but for calling the US, Gizmo is better at 1c/minute!

Even better, just like Skype, Gizmo also runs on Linux!
(Edit: the url for this entry has been updated because when I copy/pasted the title I brought over a strange “-” character that the post slug didn’t like! You should be able to click this entry now!)

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

6 replies on “Gizmo – A free phone for your computer”

Gizmo is better for a whole host of reasons mainly it’s interoperability with other VOIP services like Blueface, unfortunatley it doesn’t have the userbase of Skype so it’s always going to be up against it!

You can even add Gmail account and chat with them. Good move :). It seems windows installer/user can even do voice chating with google talk.

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