Comwave launched ePhone for Android smartphones and tablets which are part of a string of Comwave Apps intended to take a bite of Skype’s market share. ePhone is different though, in that the service includes a real telephone number that allows you to receive an incoming call from any telephone around the world. “Having a Toronto or New York phone number on your cell phone or laptop computer is powerful especially when you travel and want to get around those annoying roaming fees,” Said Yuval Barzakay, President. ePhone also comes with tremendous cost savings for users because it includes free calling to 57 countries for the entire year while others such as Skype charge for every minute. The App is free to try on Android Play (formally Android Market) and costs only $30 per year after the trial.
ePhone bridges the gap between smartphones users, computers, and landline phone users by allowing all of them to communicate for free regardless if they have ePhone or not. “While other Apps seem to put walled gardens that confine you to the App, ePhone allows you to communicate for free to non ePhone users as well. Now, someone can be in New York with their traditional cell phone and call an Android ePhone user across the globe in India and allow another computer ePhone user to join in,” added Mr. Barzakay.
ePhone for the iPhone, iPod & iPad is slated for release in the coming weeks while Android, Blackberry Playbook, Mac & PC are available now.