This is how it works: To make a call you send a tweet with “@call @username” in it, where the ‘username’ is the twitter name of the person you want to call. That will initiate a free two-minute call, which Jajah.com says is the equivalent of a tweet. The Twitter users need to follow each other and both be Jajah users as well, although their phone number won’t be revealed.
The service will be rolled out in the United States tomorrow.
Me, I’ll stick with Ekiga.
There’s a demo video in the Guardian article.
This puts me in the mood to rewrite the old Scottish prayer:
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go tweet in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!