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For the office or home office customer, you can set up your SIP-enabled devices to connect directly to the Telfree SIP gateway.
Any business can set up SIP Trunks, IP-enabled PBX or PABX’s, SIP Handsets, SIP terminal devices to enable Telfree calls to be made and received directly from the office desktop phones. The Telfree service is ideally suited for use on an IP-PBX, a PABX with analogue or digital SIP VoIP adaptors, thereby eliminating the need for cellular least-cost-routing devices.
Your SIP Settings
Your Telfree account has its own unique SIP username (different from your general Telfree username) that must be used to access the Telfree Gateway. To get your account settings, log into www.telfree.com, select the Telephony option, followed by SIP Details. From there the settings are pretty standard and self explanatory!
Telfree inter-operates with various models of IP and SIP telephony. Telfree is certified by Siemens globally and has proven particularly popular with Asterisk PBX’s. Other highly recommended hardware vendors are Cisco, ShorTel and Samsung.
Telfree’s business packages support additional features like having multiple concurrent calls on a single account, flexible rates and per second billing – have a look here.
Now you can see Telfree in action on Windows Mobile too!
If you didn’t quite ‘get it’, now you can actually watch how Telfree works on your phone. Check out the video and see VoIP calls, Chat, SMS and push email in action -
The latest Telfree mobile applications come with the great new feature where your friends’ avatars and pictures are fully visible right from your mobile phone. So you don’t miss out on any updates your friends make! Visit download.telfree.com directly from your mobile phone download latest version.
The new IM look on Nokia phones…
And on Windows Mobile phones.
And iPhone always had it!
Whether you are chatting to your friends on Facebook, Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ or AIM, you’ll get to see their full status messages and avatar images. Visit download.telfree.com directly from your mobile phone download latest version or update your version. Get Telfree on your phone and enjoy unlimited chat on your mobile!
You can now get 300 free minutes to make calls to 52 Countries around the world, all included on the Ultimate Package… on top of everything else.
That means that with every monthly subscription to the Ultimate Package, you automatically get 300 minutes to make calls around the world, at no additional cost. The free minutes generally apply to calling fixed-line numbers, but in 11 of those countries, you can also call the mobile numbers in that country for free.
Check out the long list:
ALASKA (Mobile networks too!)
BANGLADESH (Mobile networks too!)
CANADA (Mobile networks too!)
CHINA (Mobile networks too!)
CROATIA (Mobile networks too!)
HONG KONG (Mobile networks too!)
INDIA (Mobile networks too!)
PUERTO RICO (Mobile networks too!)
SINGAPORE (Mobile networks too!)
THAILAND (Mobile networks too!)
UNITED STATES & VIRGIN ISLANDS (Mobile networks too!)
With the combination of pioneering features like push email, and good-old phone calls with international reach, we are quite sure you will love the Ultimate Package!
You may have noticed that you have 2787 number that is associated with your Telfree account. This number appears when you call someone or send an SMS to someone.
We wanted to make sure that the Telfree service is actually a proper telephone service, among other things. Like with any other operator, we are able to issue a number, not just a random number, but a 2787 number that is internationally recognized in the traditional telephony network worldwide and that is unique and exclusive to you. This means that when you make calls, the person you are calling won’t see a funny private number and you will be fully identifiable – like this:
Because the 2787 is recognized worldwide, your friends can call you back on your 2787 number even if they are not Telfree users – as they can call you back from their traditional fixed line or mobile operator.
The cost of calling a 2787 number when you are not a Telfree user depends on where you are calling from and from which operator. The rate for calling this number will typically be the same as calling a fixed line in South Africa – so check with the mobile operator for their rates.
If you are not sure what your 2787 number is, log into www.telfree.com and your 2787 number is displayed under Inbound Numbers on your Dashboard.
Any day now, we’ll be launching more Inbound Number options so you can get a local Inbound Number for your preferred countries.
Telfree’s CEO talks about Telfree’s new communication hub.
So it’s always been a bummer that you can’t run multiple applications at the same time on the iPhone. If your running a VoIP application, you can’t keep it running in the background and receive calls, making it almost impossible to receive calls….
No longer with Telfree’s iPhone application – receive calls when you’re not logged in and the app isn’t running! Watch Demo.
Telfree’s iPhone application supports iPhones and iPod Touches. You can make and receive calls on your iPhone using both Wi-Fi AND 3G. The Telfree iPhone application is the first and currently the only known application that allows you to receive calls even when you are not logged into the Telfree application, using Telfree’s innovative Push Call technology. This is a significant step in making a VoIP application on the iPhone a complete phone service that we believe gives it the edge in the market. Have a look at the Push Call arriving on your phone.
You will also receive Push missed call notifications to your iPhone, which you can return with a touch of a button.
Not forgetting the other great features on the application – flat global rate pricing, SMS; instant messaging. Unfortunately, no email service is available just yet on the iPhone.
We think that you will also really like our navigation style – Carousel View. Scroll through the features, calls, IM and sms with the flick of your finger, iPhone style.
Check out our Demo video.
Unified communication now has a practical, convenient and approachable face with Telfree’s new range of products and services accessible from your mobile phone and computer:
- Talk: make phones calls at affordable single flat rates worldwide – no more painfully long lists of call rates.
- Chat: get chatting to friends on all popular social networks – Facebook, Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, ICQ, AIM and MSN – all at the same time.
- Push Email: get email delivered to your mobile as soon as it reaches your inbox, on your Nokia or Windows Mobile smartphone devices. The push email monopoly is history.
- Threaded SMSes: managing your SMSes has never been easier because now they are grouped by sender and displayed as a conversation. Plus, again – one single affordable flat rate to send SMSes worldwide.
- Push Technology: close the gap between being online and offline and receive calls, SMSes and emails on your mobile, even when you are logged out!
- Telfree Mobile and Telfree Web: access all these services from your mobile phone with our Telfree Mobile application or through our browser-based Telfree Web application. With just one account, you can use our services wherever or whenever it is most convenient.
By bringing all forms of direct communication together and making them accessible from your mobile phone and computer, TelFree has taken a giant leap in unifying your communication experience – one place, one service, one provider – for everything – that is the New Freedom of Speech.
We are especially proud of our pioneering push technology. Internet-based mobile communication solutions have long been plagued by the limitation of being useful only when you are actively online. Breaking through this barrier was crucial for internet-based communications to transcend the ‘online-only’ world and have continuity and relevance through the moments of our everyday lives – that is the New Freedom of Speech.
And To top it all, flat global calling and SMS messaging rates! Now you are truly in the global village where national boundaries are no longer a barrier to the cost of communication! Call your neighbour or Uncle Sam overseas for the same rate – that is the New Freedom of Speech.
Enough said. www.telfree.com