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Werl, Germany, 2008/12/22 - German based startup C2Call GmbH launched the second beta of C2Call, which allows a computer user to call any other computer user around the world - C2Call.com.
New API tools also enable social networking sites to start talking, for free.
C2Call is taking the hassle out of digital phone services for computer users and social communities.
C2Call also introduced new APIs, software tools that enable social media sites to add browser-based voice calls to any Website.
“Instead of tapping out messages to online friends on social media sites, C2Call gets people talking – which helps to increase use of the site,” said Martin Feuerhahn, chief executive officer, C2Call.
“C2Call is spontaneous and simple,” said Feuerhahn. “There is nothing to download. The time when users had to install, configure and update special software, just to make VoIP calls or just to talk only to users on the same service, is over. The genius was to make everything happen in a browser.”
For users, computer to computer calls made with C2Call are free. Computer to landline and computer to mobile calls cost as little as two cents (Euro) per minute, depending on tariffs – and C2Call displays rates when they apply, as that call is made. There are no connection charges or set-up fees.
To make a call, use the C2Call invite function. This transmits an invitation via email to anybody you want to talk to – and they just click the invitation to start the talking -- without installing software, without having to register with C2Call first.
C2Call is platform independent. It works by temporarily loading a Java widget into Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox when running under the Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems. The widget establishes a peer-to-peer voice connection that even works behind firewalls.
For web sites that use the developer kit to integrate C2Call, the API supports secure single sign on, instant messaging, call forwarding, address books, call reports, and more. Sites may customize the user interface to add pay-per-click premium services, pre-paid calling plans and calls to landline and mobile/cell phones, extending use of the site to the offline world. The developer kit is free. Developers may access the C2Call server for testing for €99. A monthly subscription for a site to use C2Call is €199.
C2Call (c2call.com) is a privately-held startup spun out in May 2008 from Actai Networks Pte Ltd.. Actai launched the first public beta of C2Call in April 2008.