Lycos launches VoIP soft-phone

Internet company Lycos, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications of South Korea, has announced the launch of Lycos Phone, a VoIP soft-phone application powered by Globe7.

Lycos now offers a free downloadable white label VoIP platform, in partnership with Globe7. With Lycos Phone, users can make free calls from PC to PC. They can also make free PC to PC video calls and receive unlimited free incoming calls from any landline or mobile phone from around the world. Users also receive 100 free minutes of PC to landline and PC to mobile phone calls and can earn additional free minutes through various promotional offers.

Lycos claims to be the first to introduce a VoIP system with full multimedia support for music and video-on-demand content. The Lycos Phone platform provides free video-on-demand access to more than 300 movie trailers, business news, world sports and other content. Users can access the video or music content without interrupting phone or chat services in the application.

Lycos Phone offers a free US phone number, free fax and free voicemail to e-mail.

Currently, Globe7 supports Windows 2000 and XP systems. Future enhancements will support Linux, Mac OS, Palm OS and Pocket PC.