Jaxtr has just launched a new service called FreeConnect that gives members the ability to talk to each other on their mobile phones, free of charge, for as long as theyâ€™d like. FreeConnect has no apparent way of making money. This is to attract new members, who may be enticed by feature rich premium services like forward incoming, premium support, voicemail personalization, call directly.
This Freeconnect service works similar to rebtel. Getting started is the biggest hurdle. For starters, both members have to be members of Jaxtr. To initiate the call,
- You first need to enter the number youâ€™re looking to reach into Jaxtr website, which will then spit out a local number for you to call using your cell phone.
- After calling that number, Jaxtr will send a SMS message to the person youâ€™re calling with a number thatâ€™s local for them.
- Once they dial that number, you enter a free mobile call that can go as long as youâ€™d like. The process is tedious, but after creating the initial connection you can use the same local numbers to reach each other in the future.
Weâ€™ll have to wait and see how long Jaxtr can keep this without serving ads with each call. Users can skip this ordeal entirely by placing calls using Jaxtrâ€™s (very cheap) paid service. Jaxtr also slashed its normal calling rates for the holiday season.
India US$ 0.024 / min
USA US$ 0.008 / min
Canada US$ 0.008 / min
China US$ 0.008 / min
UK US$ 0.008 / min