The Blueface user interface

Posted: November 24th, 2005 | Author: jadearama | 3 Comments »

Screenshot of new blueface screen - click for larger imageIrish VoIP company Blueface has introduced a new section on its web interface, that lets you set your phone number up so that it rings in two places at once. So I can set it up so that when a customer rings my Dublin number, both my phone in the office and my mobile phone (and my home phone as well, if I want) all ring, and the call goes through to whichever phone is answered first. I can add and remove phones from the system just by dragging and dropping them on the web page. This is the way all phones should work!


3 Comments on “The Blueface user interface”

  1. 1 Michael Billingsley said at 10:43 pm on November 26th, 2005:

    Hi Antoin,
    I can’t get a working emailer through your “Contact” button at page top (“Archive doesn’t seem to work either) so I’ll resort to using this comment. I’ve posted a rather lengthy comment to your first 2003 post. If your blogbsite hasn’t automatically notified you that a response to something that old has occurred, this is to put you on notice.
    (Don’t think I can use the BlueFace features on my Vodafone account unless I’m actually in Ireland… which I’m not at present.)
    Michael B.

  2. 2 Mark O'Sullivan said at 7:14 pm on November 28th, 2005:

    Hi Antoin,

    Just got my Blueface account today over Clearwire broadband and cut about €60 p/m off my phone & broadband bill. Now I get to kill my Eircom line. A dream come true.

    Thanks for the tip, I referred you upon signing up.

    cheers,

    Mark

  3. 3 Mark O'Neill said at 6:39 am on November 29th, 2005:

    Vonage has this feature also, which I find very useful. You’re right that all phones should work like that. But who pays the mobile termination charge if the call gets routed to your mobile? I know that with Vonage, I don’t pay anything to route the call to my mobile, but since I’m in the US and I pay for “minutes”, I need to be selective about how many calls I pick up with my mobile since I can easily go over my minutes. In Ireland, would the cost of the mobile termination (obviously significantly more than calling you on a landline) go to the person who made the call or to you? If it goes to the person who made the call, they may be confused by the fact that they are paying for a call to a mobile when they’d called you on a land-line. If it goes to you, then that seems more fair.

    After writing all this, I realise that the answers must be on the Blueface site. Great to see an Irish company developing a service like this.


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