updated 09:50 am EDT, Tue September 19, 2006
Xnet debuts Megafon
Xnet Communications this week introduced new Mac telephony software, which it describes as a "pure Mac implementation for Mac users only." The VOIP Megafon solution is an easy-to-use internet phone for Mac OS X providing "crystal clear voice quality in an attractively sleek GUI interface. The quick one-step configuration will allow you to get talking to other Megafon users in seconds. Simply dial the number of the person you wish to talk with or select them from the Phonebook to dial their number. Create private telephone networks by using the option to add multiple SIP providers." Users can store contacts in the phone book, log missed calls, configure up to five VoIP providers in the configuration menu, setup a closed private telephone network, and select an appropriate codec (PCMU, PCMA, GSM, G276-32, etc.) as well as connect to more than one server simultaneously. The company is offering Megafon for free (as a beta download) through June of 2007, when it will charge $80 for a single-user license. Users can also buy a prepaid subscription good through the end of 2007 for $50.