launches FreeConnect, a new service that provides free, unlimited member-to-member calling worldwide. With FreeConnect, jaxtr members will not incur long-distance charges on international calls, or be required to use Jaxtr credits - called "Jax" - to talk to one another using any landline or mobile phone.
FreeConnect is easy-to-use. Jaxtr members simply enter the number of the Jaxtr member they wish to call. Jaxtr will then give them a local number to reach that person. Once they initiate the call, Jaxtr notifies the person they are calling, and will give that person a local number to call, too - allowing the parties to connect directly. They can then talk for as long as they like, free of any charge from Jaxtr. These assigned local phone numbers can also be used again by the same parties on an ongoing basis.
Anyone can join Jaxtr and sign-up for a free basic membership. New members also receive a trial premium membership when they first join the service, which does not require a contract if continued. FreeConnect is available to any registered Jaxtr user, and does not require a premium membership or any other payment relationship.