About this project
What is Voxera?
We all travel for different reasons, but one thing’s for sure—we all want to stay connected to whomever we left behind.
VoxEra allows you to do just that, without any roaming fees!So how does it work? Let’s break it down, All you have to do is put your SIM Card into VoxEra (make sure your device is connected to the Internet before you go) and you’ll be on your merry way. When you reach your destination, wherever that may be, just connect to the Internet through WiFi or data and open the VoxEra app. Here, you’ll be able to call and text with the highest quality connection. And the best part? You can do all of this without the dread of receiving your phone bill. So whether you want to wish your mom a happy birthday, share your adventures abroad with friends, or get in touch with clients, VoxEra helps you stay in the conversation as if you never left!
Stay connected anywhere anytime
Wherever you are, with VoxEra you will be always connected, VoxEra works everywhere, during flights, Cruises, Even in the middle of nowhere ,all what you need is an internet connection.
What is GigSky ?
GigSky is a world data SIM that provides 3G/4G Internet in 90 countries with the most affordable prices.
GigSky SIM card comes with 100MB Free Internet included. That's enough to make 500 minutes calls with VoxEra.
By the way VoxEra backers, who will pledge for Kickstarter price reward($119) will get GigSky SIM card for FREE, shipped with VoxEra device in June.
Because of its worldwide coverage and low prices GigSky prices are as low as $0.01 per MB in Europe, $0.05 per MB in Americas, $0.05 per MB for Asia Pacific and $0.10 per MB in Middle East/ Africa.
GigSky SIM card is compatible with any phone or tablet.
you can get more information about GigSky
Why VoxEra is the best solution for roaming?
There are a lot of apps for calling and texting while traveling. The problem with those roaming apps is that the recipient of your call or text needs to have a smartphone, download the app, and be connected to WiFi (or use a ton of data) to receive your message. VoxEra patent-pending technology , on the other hand, is completely different! for few reasons:
How to get VoxEra?
Become a backer of this project and pick a reward. You will essentially be pre-ordering VoxEra Device. You'll get a special backer discount, and you'll receive VoxEra before it is available in stores. Want to buy more than one? Check out All Rewards. Still confused? Check out How to Back this Project.
How does it work?
Think of VoxEra as a message converter. When you receive a call, VoxEra receives a GSM call and then converts it into a VoIP call. It then sends that converted message to the Cloud through the Internet. In the same way, when making a call, VoxEra sends a message through the Cloud. When the device has received the message, our device converts it into a GSM call, at which point, it is delivered to the number you’ve dialed. Easy, right?
How to use VoxEra?
Sending and receiving calls
Sending and receiving SMSs
But don’t just take our word for it!
Testing VoxEra from Georgia
Testing VoxEra from Cairo
Who's it for?
VoxEra’s technology is simple yet brilliant, because It is suitable both for short and long travel. It’s designed for
According to statistics
Most phone companies address their roaming charges with hard-to-read phrasing and hidden fees. And trust us, we’ve done our research. Believe it or not, over 1.2 billion people travel per year and every month 29 million people use mobile roaming while abroad.
According to a study by JuniperResearch, cell phone companies in 2013 made $57 billion USD. And get this: 64% of that revenue was made just by voice roaming fees, alone. Researchers predict that the hefty chunk of change will increase to $90 billion USD by 2018.
Ready for more numbers? Eighty-eight percent of travelers pay more than $100/month in roaming fees. And, despite all of those cool VoIP apps and online messaging, these individuals are still using their original cell numbers abroad.
Not only do individuals pay more than enough in roaming charges, but also businesses are losing money by reimbursing their employees for roaming fees. A 2012 CCMI survey found that more than a third of Fortune 1000 companies spend over $1,000/ month on roaming charges per employee they send abroad.
So there you have it. Whether you’re traveling for work, or for pleasure, VoxEra will save you the hundreds or even thousands of dollars that come from roaming fees.
A mind blowing device.
What about Security?
Your privacy is important to us. All of your calls made through VoxEra are encrypted, making this product 100% secure. So go ahead and talk business—no one else is listening!
If we reached 200K:You will get the
opportunity to change the color of VoxEra (Available colors: Blue & Orange)
(Extra Cost: FREE)
- If we reached 500K:You will get VoxEra with a Dual SIM option it will make traveling with your partner that much easier. (Extra Cost: $30)
- If we reached 900K:You will get VoXEra with 3G/4G feature and built in battery, In that case, No DSL/WiFi nor power is needed to make VoxEra work. (Extra Cost: $50)
- If we reached 1M:You will get VoxEra with a landline port (FXO Port) to be able to make/receive calls using your home/office line while you abroad. (Extra Cost: $40)
How can you get internet?
There are many ways to find an Internet connection abroad, but they can be difficult to spot if you’re new to the area. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out this map to find a location nearest you with accessible Free WiFi.
How did we come up with idea?
I am a man of technology who fell in love with a woman of travel. When we got married, I promised her that we could travel twice a year three months as long as I could check in at work every now and then, between our adventures. Our first trip was magical and she allowed me (as part of our deal) to call my clients and my work team during our time abroad. However, upon returning, my phone bill littered with roaming charges was anything but magical. So in order to uphold my promise without worrying about the cost of staying connected. I searched for a solution, but found no answers.
In my research, I realized that majority of the travel community faced the same issue; the price to stay connected to home, to loved ones, and to work was too much. I was determined to keep my promise to the woman I love, so I used my love of technology to create VoxEra in hopes that I, and everyone else who decided to use this device, could stay connected.
This is, of all things, a true love story.
As a team, what sets us apart?
- We care about our investors and the travelers who use our product. We aren’t just trying to sell; we want to address the growing issue of roaming fees.
- We have a passion for travel and for technology. We want you to stay connected to home easily, and without cost.
- Our plan and execution are entirely different. We’ve designed VoxEra to adapt to the flexibility of travel so that you can reach whomever, whenever.
- We have the experience, and we’ve done our research! We are confident that VoxEra will help eliminate the ridiculous roaming charges, and overall, help the traveling community.
VoxEra in the News
Why Kickstarter?We are beginning our journey on Kickstarter not only because we want to share our passion with you, but also because we want to hear your feedback. We care about what you think! This community will play a huge role in the future and success of VoxEra.
Your pledges will help us in manufacturing and improving VoxEra to meet all of our customers’ needs. All of our backers will receive VoxEra and we promise you won’t be disappointed with the final results.
Do you have any questions?
Ask away! send us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer.
Got a creative idea you think we should implement with VoxEra? Don't hesitate - let us know! VoxEra is being made possible by you, and we want you to be a part of the creative process as well.
Risks and challenges
VoxEra has been in the works for 1 year now and we have made many prototypes. We have perfected the design. Now we have turned our attention to mass production, allowing us to offer VoxEra at a reasonable price.
We have been working with manufacturers in China and have found excellent sources. It’s time to take production from the office to the manufacturer.
We have VERY high quality standards and will not move forward with mass production until we are completely satisfied. Please know we have you in mind. we want to ensure the service we offer is completely live up to the standards that we had set and shared with you.
Assembly we might run into problems or delays with assembly, so we will make sure to run with at least 2 suppliers and assembly partners to reduce risk of late delivery. Additionally, since we’re very serious about the product we are designing, we might not be satisfied with the results that we are getting and therefore it might take us more time to address.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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