Since the start of jaxtr, we've had many requests from people with limited or no access to the Internet looking for a way to take advantage of the cost savings we offer
Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2009
Jaxtr, one of the world's largest and most innovative social communications companies, today announced the beta launch of Jaxtr On-The-Go, a new feature that allows users to make free and super-low rate international calls from their existing mobile or landline phone without having to go online.
An extension of jaxtr's popular FreeConnect service, launched several months ago, Jaxtr On-The-Go is designed for new and existing jaxtr users who are on the move and need to reach their friends, family and business contacts abroad without access to a computer. Jaxtr On-The-Go is accessible by over 150 local numbers in most major metropolitan areas, which can be dialed by anyone, without the need to register with jaxtr, or buy any calling credits. To find the Jaxtr On-The-Go access number closest to you, visit jaxtr at: http://jaxtr.com/user/howitworks.jsp
How it Works
After dialing a local Jaxtr On-The-Go access number, the caller is prompted to enter a destination number starting with the country code. If that destination is supported by one of over 50 jaxtr FreeConnect supported countries (see list at http://jaxtr.com/user/freeconnect.jsp), then jaxtr can complete the call free of charge using the FreeConnect service. As always, users with calling credits will also have the choice of taking advantage of jaxtr's super-low international calling rates to get immediately connected via direct phone-to-phone calls. Following the beta period, users will be able to purchase calling credits by phone.
With jaxtr, millions of registered users have been able to save money on international and long-distance phone-to-phone calls. Jaxtr On-The-Go now makes it possible for millions of existing registered users to call a new contact on the go, while billions more can now take advantage of all the jaxtr savings immediately without having to be online.
"We're simply ecstatic to be able to provide this service to our users while increasing the ease-of-use and access points for them to take advantage of our FreeConnect service as well as our best international calling rates," stated Bahman Koohestani, president and CEO of jaxtr. "Many jaxtr users are travelers who lead very busy lives. This service provides the most convenient and independent way of calling contacts while on the road."
"Since the start of jaxtr, we've had many requests from people with limited or no access to the Internet looking for a way to take advantage of the cost savings we offer," added Touraj Parang, co-founder and COO of jaxtr. "We're pleased that with Jaxtr On-The-Go, we can now provide them with these extremely low rates, especially during such hard economic times where every penny matters."
Jaxtr is a leading social communications company based in Menlo Park, CA. More than 10 million jaxtr users in 220 countries have linked their phone to the Web, so they can save money on international mobile calls, send free SMS messages worldwide and get a free global voicemail box online. Jaxtr members can find like-minded people in café jaxtr and actually talk with members who share their interests, whether or not they are online. By posting their jaxtr link on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking profiles, members can hear from callers worldwide while keeping their existing phone number private and screen calls before their phone even rings.
Jaxtr works with any mobile or landline phone, and no download is required even if calls are initiated from a mobile phone. Jaxtr is venture-backed by leading investors, including three of the original Skype investors. The company has raised more than $20 million dollars in funding.