One of your best friends from college lives in Seoul. A business contact lives in the United Kingdom, and a nonprofit you support does the bulk of its work in China. As our world becomes smaller and as more businesses, students, and families travel and connect with others across the globe, it is becoming increasingly more important to stay connected. With differences in mobile phone systems and intermittent connections with Internet phones, talking across continents can be more trouble than it’s worth. Jaxtr, along with a few other web phone services, have stepped in to help alleviate this problem – and make international phone communication almost as simple and inexpensive as domestic calls. Jaxtr is one of the leaders in this area, with over ten million users connecting with friends, family, and coworkers internationally.
Jaxtr has a group of features designed especially for international callers, including phone calls, voicemail, and text messaging for the transcontinental jet set. Jaxtr users can add a badge to their website, MySpace, or Facebook page. When someone clicks on the badge, he or she gets a number to use for a local call that is redirected to your mobile or landline. You can set these calls to ring your phone or to go straight to your Jaxtr voicemail (which is emailed to you as an MP3 file). Jaxtr also gives users the capability to send free text messages internationally and to connect with other Jaxtr users in the web social networking section of Jaxtr. Whether it’s with a quick text or a much longer phone call, Jaxtr hopes to make it easier to communicate with friends who live down the street as well as those who live across the ocean.
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