The MacNet2Phone Service is slated to start before the end of the month and promises to let you “call any regular telephone in the world from your Mac.”
According to info e-mailed to members of the MacNet2Phone Service mailing list the service will be free with no sign-up fee, no surcharge, and no monthly minimum requirements. As with the PC version, there will be a US99 cent monthly service charge.
Purportedly, Mac-to-phone, Mac-to-Mac, and Mac-to-PC functions will be included with the service. There will be 24-hour telephone customer support (English only); both English and Japanese customer support by e-mail will be supported. To take advantage of the service, you’ll need a microphone-equipped Mac. As for system requirements, most Macs manufactured after 1998 should be fine.
When the service is ready to go, you’ll be able to download it from the
MacNet2Phone Web site. You can also go there to sign up for the mailing list and be notified when the software and service are available.