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October 4, 2006

No Vivox for me

Filed under: Audio — Signore Iredell @ 11:31 am

Vivox’s mission is delivering voice communications to Massive Multi-player Online Gaming. In these days, they are giving away one million free phone minutes and conference-call enabling “microphones” to SL players. This should enable SL users to call for free real (i.e., cell and land-line) phones. You should also be able to do five-way conference calls with other residents.

There are some issues, though:
Gamasutra reports this is going to work with North America only (official confirm here);
They choose to launch their product on October, Wednesday 4, 9-12 AM, when unfortunately Second Life was (is) down for update;
The Vivox phone launch is going to start in a few hours, but their main location is hardly reachable because of banned parcels all around it (update: they set up another place);
No Vivox client for you Mac and Linux users (one would think that multi-platform is a important issue if you’re making communication tools), however they say there could be an open-source client…soon or later;
At the moment, no way to register in their forums for me (I get this error: “Ran into problems sending Mail. Response: 550 5.7.1 … Relaying denied”).

Older news: Secret Lair article, Second Life educator mailing list April and May archives.


1 Comment »

  1. I had problems even logging in to the Vivox serivce.. A bunch of us ended up on skype for 4 hours.

    Comment by Baba — October 5, 2006 @ 8:47 am

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