Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Jajah and Sprint/Nextel free incoming plans

So I was thinking that you could do some serious free calling using Jajah and a Sprint or Nextel phone with one of the Sprint/Nextel free incoming call plans.  Jajah initiates a free call between your number and another number through a web interface: you simply enter your phone number and the number you want to call, and Jajah calls your number and connects the call to the person you are trying to reach.  Jajah allows you to make free long distance calls within the US, Canada, China, Singapore, and Hong Kong (Jajah refers to these areas as “Zone 1”).  For other countries, Jajah has fairly aggressive, low per minute rates.

You might question as to the usefulness of this service if you have to be in front of a computer to initiate the calls, Jajah has recently announced a mobile version that allows you to initiate calls using your cellphone’s internet connection, meaning that you no longer have to be tethered to your computer to initiate a call.  Jajah mobile currently works on all Symbian phones and for most phones that support Java.

As with all services of this type, you’ll want to review the Jajah privacy policy and pay specific attention to this portion:

Phone Calls

Among the services JAJAH offers, Users may initiate phone calls between them which are partly or fully handled via JAJAH telecom partners. Therfore any information which You may post during such phone call, including any personal information shall not be deemed private. JAJAH cannot guarantee the security of such information, that you disclose or communicate in such phone call and you do so at your own risk.

The cheapest free incoming plan from Sprint is $49.99, so it might be worth looking at combining a free incoming plan with the Jajah service if you spend a lot on cellular and don’t have conversations that you would prefer other not hear.

Link — Jajah

Link — Sprint

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