12 thoughts on “Get TalQing with GTalk”

  1. Very cool app. Is google possibly waiting for the click to call ads to be further along, and then integrate this type of feature into GTalk? I’m interested to see where the VOIP and Advertising space goes.

    -Jason L. Baptiste

  2. TalQer worked well for me. It must be the week for PC-Phone services. I just tried the one from voxalot.com that let me plug in my own providers.

  3. saul, i clearly don’t see the strategy – except build enough of a base, and sell cheap minutes. survive as a small player. sort of like what happened in the calling card business. that be my guess.

  4. This kind of makes me see the possible future of this industry. Just the way there is standard e-mail and WWW protocols, maybe the future holds a vendor independent IM/Voice/PC-PSTN platform?
    In an analogy to vendor independent email:
    Client (Outlook, Thunderbird) -> Provider (Yahoo, Hotmail)

    VoIP could have:
    Client (AIM, MSN, Skype, Yahoo, GTalk…) -> PSTN Provider (Big or small: TalQer or Skype)… independent of each other, and all running on vendor independent SIP for the VoIP part of it.

    Does this makes sense? What do you guys think?

  5. Sachin, I believe we may see YMAGS as future clients in much of the next gen public telephone system. They will be inserted in collaboration, conferencing, handsets, etc. They have all the end-user functionality and voip technology that can easily be re-used in vendors’ applications and systems. Why recreate the wheel? Make a better chassis and screw the wheel on. BTW, I absolutely love the Yahoo! client. I listen to the music all day and make a call now and then. 🙂

    The other area is the enterprise market. It requires extra security, PBX features, server directory, etc. Currently Microsoft and IBM have advantages, with IBM to an early start with Lotus Sametime. IBM has began interop with Yahoo, Google, and AOL IM’s (but not MS :). Microsoft has their Communicator client. New Heights is an outside competitor with inroads to carriers, amongst others.

  6. I am not sure whether you are aware of an open source project called Gizmoproject, which basically offers pstn-out calling at 1c/min to US numbers. That is further at discount of 33% of current talqer pstn-out rates to US.

  7. TalQer injects its UI into Google Talk like a parasite. There is no other integration.

    The UI injection is fragile. It does not work with the new version of Google Talk.

  8. There’s a real Google Talk 2 VoIP gateway, you can use for outgoing calls to PSTN, free voice mail, free voice conferences etc… You do not need any applications to download for using it, just a Google Talk itself.

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