I like home grown companies, and this company, TelCentris is really that. Started by one of my neighbors and his sons, the company, which markets under the VoXOx name is releasing what they are describing as a universal translator tied to instant and social messaging that is built into the VoxOx client according to XConomy.
I agree with XConomy's Bruce Bigelow. Neither Google Voice nor Skype will be far behind. The only question is which one shoots first.