GigaOM » Mobivox, more Skype on Mobile
Getting Skype to work on mobile phones has been the ambition of an excess of startups, and has gotten some recent attention from a few carriers too. The latest startup to tackle mobile Skype is Mobivox, which has recently changed its company and service name from Voxlib, and is currently running a private alpha trial that it aims to launch at CTIA next week.
The Montreal-based startup that was founded in 2005, raised funds (total undisclosed) from Canadian venture firms Brightspark and Skypoint Capital. It’s new service offers local access numbers which users can call to reach available Skype contacts as well as their other mobile and landline contacts. The service also offers the ability to do conference calls, and a place to combine your address book. It might not be a true mobile Skype solution, but its low tech and works.