Dialpad Communications, the folks who specialize in IP telephony, is bringing its Dialpad World IP telephony service to Mac OS X, the company announced at this week’s Macworld New York.
Dialpad is the first Internet telephony company to develop a Mac-to-phone product, according to
MacTech magazine. Dialpad World enables Dialpad customers to make calls from their computers to standard telephones around the world for a fraction of the cost of traditional long distance calls, according to Dialpad CEO Brad Garlinghouse.
“There is great demand for our service from Mac users and we’re excited to offer this new product to the Mac community,” said Garlinghouse. “We think Apple’s customer base is a very savvy and influential segment of the market, and we are extremely proud to be the first company to deliver a Mac-specific Internet-to-Phone VoIP product.”
The new Mac OS X client and Dialpad World service are available today by registering on
Dialpad’s Web site. Customers can then select a calling plan and call their friends and family around the world within minutes, Garlinghouse said. Account management tools enable customers to monitor their billing in real-time, and check previous months billing records if desired, or add additional minutes.