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Newsletter: JMP at SeaGL, and international SMS/calls coming soon!

denver@ozg.ca

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the latest edition of your pseudo-monthly JMP update!

In case it’s been a while since you checked out JMP, here’s a refresher: JMP lets you send and receive text and picture messages (and calls) through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has an XMPP client. JMP’s tagline, “Freedom For Your Phone Number”, captures the freedom that JMP gives you from traditional cell phone carriers, as well as the fully-free nature of all the software that powers JMP (licensed entirely under AGPLv3+).

We had a great time at the HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference in July - lots of people stopped by the JMP booth to chat, ask questions, and even take us up on the offer to pay in cash for their JMP subscriptions! In case you missed HOPE, we’ll be at another excellent conference coming up soon:

JMP will have a table at SeaGL this year! SeaGL is taking place November 9-10 at Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA), and we’re really looking forward to being there. As a grassroots technical conference that is being put on by some of the best organizers we know, SeaGL offers an amazing community of people and great talks that you should definitely check out. SeaGL is also free of charge and you don’t need to identify yourself in order to attend, so if you’re in the area or don’t mind travelling, you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to watch their website for all the details, and signup for the announcement list at the bottom of the page.

At SeaGL (as at HOPE), you’ll be able to meet some of us (including the founder) at our exhibit table, pay for JMP anonymously in cash if you like, and/or just hang out or chat with us! We’ll have pamphlets and JMP stickers if you’re interested, too. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, in case you’re wondering what we’ve been doing between conferences, we’re currently working on support for outgoing calls and text messages to numbers outside Canada and the US. JMP numbers have always been able to receive calls and messages from these international numbers, but our carrier partnerships have limited where we can send. However, thanks to a new agreement with one of JMP’s carriers that we’ve been hashing out over the past several months, we will soon have full support for sending and receiving text messages and calls to and from numbers outside Canada and the US! We’re still working out the details, but hope to have everything enabled within the next few months. Stay tuned for more details on pricing and availability!

If you’d like to know what’s happening with JMP between emails like this, here are some ways you can find out:

Thanks for reading and have a great day! We’re looking forward to seeing some of you at SeaGL in November!

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