Mike Robertson of SIPphone just wrote to tell me that his company will introduce Gizmo Call tomorrow.
Gizmo Call will be an online service that will enable Internet calls from any browser. This will be accomplished via a Flash plug-in gthat will enable calls by typing a number into a field that will live on the browser.
"We're trying to lower the bar for consumers to get engaged with VOIP," Mike writes. This new technology removes the need to download a big client and run a traditional installer and setup an account. Instead a small 900k flash plugin is loaded and users can immediately make calls.
More details from Mike:
"Users get 5 minutes of calling per day to just about any phone number and can double that if they register with an email address," he notes. "If they want to make more calls, they can purchase Call Out minutes. Besides PSTN phones they can call for free google talk users, Windows Live users, Gizmo Project users and of course any SIP address/device."
You can even customize your CallerID customizing your CallerID so that it can appear to come from your office or home phone.
Some so called "full" Internet voice services don't even let you do that.
I'm on the road but when I get home tomorrow night, I'll load Gizmo Call and let you know what I think.