VoxOx’s free telephony app was already heavy on features when it launched earlier this year. Now it adds two more big features: outbound faxing capability (previously the app only had the ability to receive faxes) and two-way, realtime SMS translations.
Simply photograph the document to fax using the iPhone’s camera, and the app can send the document to a fax number within the U.S. and Canada. Prices are a cent per minute of transmission to send a fax; receiving faxes are free to your VoxOx number. VoxOx says the app might work internationally — albeit with higher prices (rates here) — but they don’t guarantee transmission, so use at your own risk.
The second new feature, realtime SMS translation, allows two-way realtime translations between English and 36 other languages — great for texting that Norwegian exchange student you got cozy with in economics class. Again, prices are inexpensive, with one-cent texts within the U.S. and Canada, and two-cents per text worldwide (as with faxes, receiving texts are free with a VoxOx number).