It's been ages since I have actually made international calls. Especially when the bestie is on BB and the bf is now local (used to have an ex-bf studying in London during school days) and the Hong Kie close mates are accesible via the bf's What's App application that enables us to communicate with Iphone users (yeap, unfortunately not all my friends are using the BB, so sometimes it's abit difficult to communicate with them)
However I have learnt one thing which is, communication via text can lead to loads of misunderstanding, messages and emails lost in transition, et al. So it kind makes life rather difficult for all of us. So the best would actually to physically call the person and listen to their intonation and know whether they are happy, joking, angry or sad - this of cos is the most effective method of communication, but of cos it is not the cheapest, especially when it comes to calling overseas.
Then comes thing tool called the iTalk Whoa!, a platform that allows the integration of phone calls, smses, social media tools and also functions like Google reader. How cool is that? In more changgih terms, it is a Unified Messaging and Convergence platform that provides a single point of access to Messaging and Collaboration systems - yeap, even I got a bit lost there. So rather then ponder and try to figure out what it is about, I decided to test out this platform. True experience tops all scientific explanations or such. http://www.iTalkwhoa.com
The interface is so friendly to the eyes and quite easy to use as well.
Nao I can has calls to Hong Kong for as low as 5 cents per minute to mobiles and 6 cents / min for landlines. I can has phone calls with AL and JL and JMa *many happies*
I can also call bestie in Sunnybank Hills for only 49 cents / min and update her with new gossips and etc. Many best! If only we can do a 3 way phone call conference then HSG can also join along too, like in our personal BB Chat group - just like old times :D
Will start to explore more of the features and let you guys know. Quite interesting BUT it requires Internet Explorer Browser 6 and above, including Flash Media 10. Faster go try! If you have any new discovery that I don't know of, please share as I'm not the smartest in terms of gadgets!