A First look at Spokn: The New Internet Telephony Service

The last couple of weeks has been seeing a lot of buzz over this new Internet Telephone service called Spokn, which seems to be a “Skype Killer”. Yes, in the economy today one product has to kill another product, or at least subtly hint at doing so, for any attention to be diverted from the press and consumers towards them. This service really looks and sounds promising, so let's see what exactly it’s all about.

Initial registration is a breeze on their site; it asks for a 7 digit numerical code as a name, which actually will act as your Spokn number for others to reach you on. The sign up is free, you only pay for what country specific service you need, we’ll get to that in a bit. The site itself is very clean and nicely laid out, adding that all important user friendly touch, keeping the jargon and complexities out the door.

The reason why this service has piqued our interest is its never before seen features in an internet phone. There are the basic vanilla PC–PC free calls, and of course PC – phone calls, but the payment structures are different, and moreover, they turn out cheaper. Firstly incoming calls are free, from a phone. Spokn has access line in over 40 countries, so the caller at the other end has to dial an access number, and then your 7 digit ID. You receive the call on line over the internet, and if you're not online, she

Published Date: Jan 13, 2010 09:58 am | Updated Date: Jan 13, 2010 09:58 am