Tuesday, November 28, 2006

PhoneGnome 2.0 is out with Bang, a Big Bang!

Today Jo Ito directed me to PhoneGnome site announcement of PhoneGnome 2.0 release. What sweet words to read!
The PhoneGnome blog is excited too! "This is the most comprehensive update of the PhoneGnome service since its initial launch in 2005. It’s so big, we’re calling it PhoneGnome 2.0. Sure there’s a new look to the PhoneGnome website — but this is a lot more than a face lift."
The original complaints about earlier PhoneGnome has been also answered on the weblog;
PhoneGnome were:

1. $119 is a lot of money
2. You need two
3. It only works with landlines, requires broadband, and I need to install a box

New low price $99.99 for the PhoneGnome box, with a Limited time offer of just $59.99. What’s more, you don’t need the PhoneGnome box at all. You don’t need to purchase anything or install any software to enjoy Free calls and other benefits of PhoneGnome service with PhoneGnome 2.0.
It has never really been true that you needed two PhoneGnome boxes, because you could always use PhoneGnome with a calling plan to call any number cheap (which is exactly what at least half the PhoneGnome customers do), but the perception was there. To make free calls, both parties must be registered at the My PhoneGnome site, but given that neither must purchase anything to do so, I think we can safely say the “you need two” objection is a non-issue with PhoneGnome 2.0.
Finally, perhaps one of the most exciting things about PhoneGnome 2.0 is that now you can create a My PhoneGnome account for all your numbers, so you can call them free too, including mobile numbers, and locations with no broadband Internet access.
So go find your Gnome, Links below;

Jo Ito's article
PhoneGnome Weblog
PhoneGnome site


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