Nowadays mobile devices can do amazing things, like turn on the lights in your apartment, or turn off the lights on Kim Basinger's movie career (seriously, Cellular?). Finally an app designed to put you in direct contact with people: Vox Populi.
Launched w/ the tag line "hearing is believing" by a crew of former Microsoft/Clearwire employees (plus a barista), VP is an iPhone/Android compatible app that complements the bevy of visual/text networking options for your mobile device w/ a "social network for your voice", by letting you talk in real time to any of your "friends" who also have the app; they got the idea after one of them got tired of texting his girl, and wished they could "just converse", or at least beep her, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. It works like this: VP automatically builds a contacts tab by connecting you w/ other users in your contact F-Book/Twitter/Linkedin networks and, because it's compatible w/ most device's speech recognition software, let's you avoid typing altogether, making it super-easy to get your aural on over the app's proprietary VOMN (voice over mobile network) technology, or as they call it in Russia... hahaha, yeah right, maybe in 2050! The app gets next-level by allowing you to juggle between one voice thread and the next, even totally alerting you to new inbound ones mid-discussion, should you be mid-treatise on why Avatar is anti-American.
In the future VP hopes to add landline compatibility, and next month you'll be able to send VIMs (verbal instant messages) when they drop version 2.0 -- something that'll never happen with Cellular, God willing.