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Make VOIP calls with your PS3


Voice communication is coming to the PS3 in a big way. A VOIP service provider by the name of Jajah, has tailored an interface with the PS3 in mind. Users can head to the Jajah website via the PS3 web browser to setup the number they wish to initiate a call with. Jajah already provides VOIP supports extensions for Firefox, Outlook and even PDAs. Gamers already have voice chat while in game over the PlayStation Network, if games decide to include and support it. However, Jajah's VOIP service could allow one solution for gamers, regardless of voice support, on all PS3 titles. While the process isn't quite as streamlined as another network we heard about, it's still a welcome step in the right direction. Solidifying the good news is word that Intel has invested $15 million in the company, via its Intel Capital arm. Perhaps this is the beginning of a more unified voice chat solution on the PlayStation Network?

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1. The have also created a portal for your PSP (as a Sony fearing PS3 owner you DO have one right?)

http://blog.jajah.com/index.php?/archives/206-PSP-PlayStation-Portable-gamers-around-the-globe-Call-with-JAJAH!.html



Posted at 8:39PM on May 9th 2007 by Colin

2. what happened to that network update on Tuesday?

Posted at 8:42PM on May 9th 2007 by thatpspkid

3. @thatpspkid...

Quote:

Over the next few weeks, some new and exciting changes will take place in the PLAYSTATION®Store. In preparation for this, both PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store need to be taken offline for a short while to allow us to carry out the upgrade and maintenance work

It was an upgrade not an update...they were doing background stuff in order to 'over the NEXT FEW WEEKS' add new features.

My poking around indicates that they were enhancing the system for SingStar and regional interoperability.

Posted at 9:08PM on May 9th 2007 by Colin

4. oh, ok. I was hoping to see some changes in the store or something.

Posted at 9:15PM on May 9th 2007 by thatpspkid

5. @4

That's every thursday ace, check tomorrow

Posted at 1:38AM on May 10th 2007 by Tyler

6. This article is very misleading, Jajah is not a VOIP provider in any traditional sense of the word.

What the web interface does it connect two landline phones over their internal (presumably voip) network.

You enter your phone # and the # you're calling, it calls you and then calls your destination.

It's certainly not actually calling to/from the PS3.

Posted at 5:11PM on May 10th 2007 by MrC

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