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Acquired bySabse Technologies
Date6/2009

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Menlo Park, USA
855 Oak Grove Ave.
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Menlo Park, CA, 94025
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Jaxtr

Jaxtr first launched in March 2007 with a widget that enables users to receive calls from their friends through a VOIP connection and keep their personal phone numbers private.

In the past year, jaxtr has introduced a number of additional services in the attempt to monetize the company’s 10 million users:

-Jaxtr helps users bypass expensive international phone charges by giving them free local numbers in the countries that they’re calling to and charges a nominal fee for connection and the ability to call from a mobile phone. As a marketing ploy, the company permits free calls to other members. -Jaxtr uses cafe jaxtr, a social network in which people call one another to discuss similar interests, and free global SMS to attract activity on its website and generate advertising revenue.

The company maintains an advantage over competitors such as Skype by allowing customers to use any phone - mobile or landline - without the need to download software or maintain Internet access, and calling cards by eliminating the need to dial additional numbers and PIN codes.

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Jaxtr

Websitejaxtr.com
StageBeta
Launch DateJuly 26, 2007
Tags voip

Jaxtr is a VOIP service which connects users to their online communities via a widget which they place on their blog or web page. Others can then call the user for free by entering their phone number. When their phone rings, they pick up and the call is connected.The service is currently free but has some limitations. Users are given a limited number of minutes per month, and after that is used up all calls are directed to voicemail. Users can also receive text messages and voicemail, but it is through the website rather than a user’s mobile phone.

Premium memberships are available at different levels depending on one’s international calling needs: $2.95 for up to 350 minutes per month, $7.95 for up to 1,000 minutes per month and $19.95 for up to 2,500 minutes per month.

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JaxtrSMS

Websitejaxtrsms.com
Launch DateNovember 22, 2011

JaxtrSMS - Open and Free mobile to mobile Texting (SMS) application. Send messages to all in your address book whether they have the app or not. Works on WiFi & 3G and all devices.

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  1. Jaxtr Sells to Sabeer Bhatia’s Newest Company: Sabse Technologies (pehub.com) [edit]
  2. businessweek.com [edit]
  3. techcrunch.com [edit]
  4. Jaxtr Finally Enables Out-of-Network Calling, Raises $10 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Citation Needed [add]
    Jaxtr Launches JaxtrSMS App, Lets You Send Free SMS Worldwide (sociableblog.com) [edit]
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