Even for those who don't fax regularly, there's always that one time when you need it and have to jump through hoops to find a solution. We felt that enabling consumers to take care of these needs with a simple, free app would go a long way," said Hertz.
VoxOx®, the first and only free consumer service that unifies all key communication channels - voice, text, chat, video, social media, email, fax and content sharing - into a single user interface, today announced the availability of outbound faxing and SMS language translation within its free mobile app, VoxOx Call for iPhone®. With the new version of this app, iOS users will be able to leverage the camera on their iPhone, iPad® or iPod touch® to photograph documents and fax them for just pennies, no monthly subscription required. App users can also receive faxes free of charge to their own dedicated phone number that they receive upon sign-up for the free app. VoxOx boasts the only free phone number that is 2-way voice, SMS and fax-enabled, plus comes with voicemail transcription. Also new to the mobile app is the free SMS translation feature, which enables 2-way, real-time language translation for 36 languages. VoxOx Call for iPhone works seamlessly with the full-featured VoxOx desktop software for added functionality and savings.
According to Inc.com, the median cost for electronic faxing subscription services is approximately $10 per month. Some pay-as-you-go faxing services do exist, but have relatively high usage charges – for example, one such service offers outbound faxing at $.75 for the first page, and $.40 for each additional page; another charges $.25 cents per page but requires a $2 faxing minimum. In contrast, VoxOx requires no monthly faxing subscription or minimums, and charges only a penny per minute of transmission (about a $.01 per page) to fax machines in the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, it is free for VoxOx users to receive faxes from anywhere in the world.
“While faxing may seem like a blast from the past, there are still entire industries that rely on this form of communication, such as real estate, insurance, law, finance, and construction,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of Telcentris, creators of VoxOx. “Even for those who don't fax regularly, there's always that one time when you do need it and have to jump through hoops to find a solution. We felt that enabling consumers to take care of these needs with a simple, free app would go a long way.”
VoxOx's faxing functionality originated within its free desktop software application, which unifies all popular forms of communication into a single interface. The features included in the VoxOx Call app, largely telephony functions (i.e., calling, texting and faxing), work seamlessly with the full-featured desktop software in order to provide users with a broader unified communications experience. With respect to faxing, the main difference is that the desktop application allows users to select an existing document from their computer, rather than leveraging a device's camera to create the facsimile. The same low rates and free inbound faxing applies across both desktop and mobile versions of the service.
In addition, VoxOx Call for iPhone now boasts a free feature that enables real-time language translation for text messages sent and received within the mobile app. Translation is available for 36 languages. The VoxOx desktop software first introduced the 2-way, instant language translation functionality for chat, SMS and social media at Mobile World Congress 2010. Due to the popularity of this feature, VoxOx sought to introduce the instant SMS translation component in an additional form factor.
The VoxOx Call app for iPhone can be found on the App Store. New users who sign up for VoxOx via mobile app can download the free VoxOx desktop software without any additional sign ups.