TalkPlus, a service that works with your existing mobile telephone as an application on your mobile that gives you a virtual number so you can dial out from any of your numbers, and all numbers will ring on your single mobile phone as launched their public beta.
The Sneak Peak beta program offers 250 minutes of free use for 30 days, as well as 250 minutes of free service after the Sneak Peek program is over if you become a subscriber. This offer is for a limited time only and for a limited number of participants. This Sneak Peek beta is TalkPlus’ first public test of their additional number service.
Unfortunately for me, TalkPlus does not support BlackBerry smartphones. In addition, TalkPlus currently does not support Treo Palm or Windows Mobile smartphones. While I am excited about this Voice 2.0 application, it is disappointing that a service pitched towards businesses, doctors, lawyers, and other service professionals, does not at first beta support the phones that these potential customers are most likely to have. In speaking with the TalkPlus PR team, these devices are in the roadmap for 2007, although not specific dates were given.
If you are one of the lucky ones who do not use one of the smartphones above, check out the TalkPlus beta here.