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Definition: Aplio/Phone

An Internet telephony appliance from Aplio, Inc., San Bruno, CA (www.aplio.com) that requires the device at both ends of the call. A call is first made via the PSTN. Then the phones hang up and dial up their respective ISPs. Using Aplio's own directory servers, the connection is established via the Internet. For predetermined calls, the initial PSTN call is not necessary.