Using a downloadable flash plug-in, SIPphone's Gizmo Project lets consumers simply type a number into a special field and click a call button to connect. The plug-in lets people call most landline or mobile phones from anywhere in the world using any Internet browser.
Gizmo is different fromin that its basic service doesn't require a traditional software download or account registration. It is a potentially great VoIP solution for travelers making calls from Internet cafes and kiosks.
Users get 5 minutes of calling per day for free. If they register, they can get 10 minutes per day for free, the company said. To make more calls, users can purchase Gizmo Call Out minutes in $10 increments.
Gizmo is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, with Linux operating-system support expected within a month. Gizmo works with Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Safari browsers, and it requires Adobe Systems' Flash 9 to be installed on the computer.