Earthlink Vling Technology Release 2 for Windows

by EarthLink, Inc.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (8 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 935
Publisher EarthLink, Inc.
Homepage Earthlink Vling

Publisher's Description

Vling is a new service that lets you make calls and send instant text messages using your computer to anyone else using Vling. It combines all the benefits of Free Online Calling plus fantastic new features like enhanced CD-quality sound, instant text messaging, and a cool, easy-to-use interface. Just click on a friend's icon in the Vling window and choose whether you want to call or send a message — it's that easy.

Latest Reviews

shoruken

shoruken reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 14, 2005

The product is free... so I'm not sure what horsecharles is saying about paying. Not as full featured as some of the other clients but does offer voicemail which is pretty cool.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 13, 2005

Whoopee! We get to be beta testers for yet another version of Skype: & with an entity in Earthlink's particular situation(brand re-seller w/ little-to-no facilities hardware of its own) we get the worst of all possible worlds--
an untested platform, only winxp(though i'd bet it can be installed on other win versions), through an established brand name but with no isp pipeline of its own: meaning we pay extra both for the brand name & the middleman profit fee it would need to tack on, to someone who can't even assign a dedicated band/path to this service for quality purposes.
And we don't get any of the freebies provided by some voip competitors: no actual POTS #(free in some cases), no free hardware for this, we can't at least receive direct incoming POTS calls(unlimited free provided as a rule), we don't even get dedicated phone gateways a la Skype, so that POTS lines can reach us that way...Plus we'd need to pray that the end of this beta won't turn this into for-pay-- judging by their not-cheap voip $ levels...
For consumers, why even waste the time with this-- & for Earthlink, why spend resources on something like this, instead of hooking up w/ any established SIP and/or VOIP provider? Such an arrangement would be mutually beneficial: an entity that could provide any one naked / or all combined services under one roof: POTS local & long distance, SIP, VOIP, dsl, broadband cable...

If i was their CEO: after doing that i'd subsequently begin acquiring and/or working up mutual agreements w/ local/regional/international cell/wireless/wifi providers, then court GOOGLE to be their provider or acquiree...

So, just the flawed concept that provides no apparent benefits/advantages/extras(actually the opposite: diminished/lesser features) vis a vis established IM, SIP, VOIP platforms, earns this a low rating. Whoever worked this up at that company is totally out of touch w/ the real world-- both from business sense & consumer viewpoint perspectives.

robertguda

robertguda reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 13, 2005

hmmmmm....since I seem to be the first to download this, I'll just have to wait for others to follow so I can test it out. looks promising, anyway i'll be back after testing, ill start giving it a 3 just for its looks.....

Avg. Rating 2.8 (8 votes)
Your Rating
shoruken

shoruken reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 14, 2005

The product is free... so I'm not sure what horsecharles is saying about paying. Not as full featured as some of the other clients but does offer voicemail which is pretty cool.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 13, 2005

Whoopee! We get to be beta testers for yet another version of Skype: & with an entity in Earthlink's particular situation(brand re-seller w/ little-to-no facilities hardware of its own) we get the worst of all possible worlds--
an untested platform, only winxp(though i'd bet it can be installed on other win versions), through an established brand name but with no isp pipeline of its own: meaning we pay extra both for the brand name & the middleman profit fee it would need to tack on, to someone who can't even assign a dedicated band/path to this service for quality purposes.
And we don't get any of the freebies provided by some voip competitors: no actual POTS #(free in some cases), no free hardware for this, we can't at least receive direct incoming POTS calls(unlimited free provided as a rule), we don't even get dedicated phone gateways a la Skype, so that POTS lines can reach us that way...Plus we'd need to pray that the end of this beta won't turn this into for-pay-- judging by their not-cheap voip $ levels...
For consumers, why even waste the time with this-- & for Earthlink, why spend resources on something like this, instead of hooking up w/ any established SIP and/or VOIP provider? Such an arrangement would be mutually beneficial: an entity that could provide any one naked / or all combined services under one roof: POTS local & long distance, SIP, VOIP, dsl, broadband cable...

If i was their CEO: after doing that i'd subsequently begin acquiring and/or working up mutual agreements w/ local/regional/international cell/wireless/wifi providers, then court GOOGLE to be their provider or acquiree...

So, just the flawed concept that provides no apparent benefits/advantages/extras(actually the opposite: diminished/lesser features) vis a vis established IM, SIP, VOIP platforms, earns this a low rating. Whoever worked this up at that company is totally out of touch w/ the real world-- both from business sense & consumer viewpoint perspectives.

robertguda

robertguda reviewed vTechnology Release 2 on Jul 13, 2005

hmmmmm....since I seem to be the first to download this, I'll just have to wait for others to follow so I can test it out. looks promising, anyway i'll be back after testing, ill start giving it a 3 just for its looks.....

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