Woize International said it plans to release a Macintosh beta version of its own Voice over IP (VoIP) software for Mac OS X in the fourth calendar quarter of 2006. The company hopes to challenge Skype, a leading provider of VoIP services for Mac OS X.
Woize’s client is different from Skype because it supports other Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based communication services. Calls among other Woize and SIP users are free, and users are assigned free phone numbers, usable world wide. Voicemail is free, as well.
The company charges a fee for its users to make calls to landlines and mobile lines, offering worldwide rates. Instant messaging, contact list and account handling capabilities are also rolled into the client software.