Yesterday I managed to pop into the Unified Communications Expo to see one of our technology partners, voipGATE, who were exhibiting their soft and hard VoIP services. I caught up with Jorge Marques, Chief Operations Officer, who showed me the latest versions (beta) of their softphone for Windows and now Mac, which integrate .tel into the core very nicely. You can lookup, dial and manage .tel domains through these applications if you’ve bought them via voipGATE or EuroDNS (I’m sure they’ll be able to enable other customers using voipGATE to manage their own .tel domains through their integrated management console soon).
Additionally, they’ve got a great mobile app built at http://voipgate.mobi for smartphones and iPhones which provide low- and no-cost call back if you’ve got an account, again providing direct integration of .tel into the apps.
There’s more exciting work going on behind the scenes which I’m sure we’ll be blogging about in the near future. Great work voipGATE! The software can be downloaded here: http://voipgate.com/site/en/softphone/view-category.html