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SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2021

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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If you enjoy calls from politicians and car warranty offers as much as we do, then today’s your lucky day. Blocking spam phone calls has been a challenge to put it charitably. Thanks to some earlier work by Stewart Nelson on the DSLR forum as well as Stewart’s considerable hand-holding in the development of our previous tutorials, we want to introduce an updated call screening approach for Incredible PBX 2021 that takes into account some recent changes in FreePBX® design.… Read More ›

Amazon’s Polly TTS Returns for Incredible PBX 2021

Amazon’s Polly TTS Returns for Incredible PBX 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

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In a word, WOW! If you’ve previously used text-to-speech (TTS) applications with Incredible PBX™ or any other PBX, you fully appreciate the challenges of getting excellent voice quality from a synthesized voice. In addition to operating system quirks, you also had to scramble to find TTS software that had acceptable voice quality without breaking the bank. Well, it’s a new day with Incredible PBX 2021. Shortly after Amazon’s introduction of Polly TTS, we integrated it into the Wazo platform with… Read More ›

Verizon 5G Service for $25/month with Unlimited Everything

Verizon 5G Service for $25/month with Unlimited Everything

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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It takes a lot to get us excited about a cellular offering these days. One feature that always gets our attention is a plan that offers unlimited texting and unlimited data within the U.S. plus unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. So we’re excited to introduce Visible, Verizon’s very own MVNO. A few disclaimers are in order before we get into the specifics. First, as with all MVNO’s, your usage is subject to throttling in high usage areas.… Read More ›

Review: The 2021 Cadillac Escalade – Everything a Tesla Isn’t

Review: The 2021 Cadillac Escalade – Everything a Tesla Isn’t

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Happy Valentine’s Day. We’re on our fifth year of our love-hate relationship with Elon and Tesla. After a second purchase of a Tesla with Full Self-Driving (FSD) and no cigar, it’s beginning to smell more like vaporware. Tesla now is morphing FSD into a "feature set" that includes Automatic Lane Changes, Summon from across the garage, AutoPark (maybe and sometimes), Traffic and Stop Sign Alerts, and AutoSteer on City Streets (coming soon). You’ll note that AutoSteer on the highways and… Read More ›

A Fresh Look at Low-Cost VoIP Cloud Providers

A Fresh Look at Low-Cost VoIP Cloud Providers

Monday, February 8, 2021

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Now that we’re up and running in 2021 with new releases of Incredible PBX 2021 for both Debian and Ubuntu, it seemed like a fitting time to take a fresh look at VoIP cloud offerings to host your new PBX. The short story is that a cloud-based PBX is the hands-down winner over on-premise hardware these days. It’s cheaper. It’s more reliable. It’s more powerful. And it’s more flexible. The question you’re probably wanting answered is how much does it… Read More ›

A New Day: Introducing Incredible PBX 2021 for Ubuntu 20.04

A New Day: Introducing Incredible PBX 2021 for Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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We’ve completed the rollout of Incredible PBX 2021 for Debian 10 and, thanks to the terrific work of @jaminmc, today we’re pleased to introduce Incredible PBX 2021 for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with its ten-year life cycle. For the next few weeks, you probably should consider this beta, non-production code because we still are sorting out a few wrinkles. But everything looks good, and we’re comfortable releasing this as Ubuntu has its roots in Debian. In addition to @jaminmc, we also… Read More ›

5 Minutes to Paradise: Incredible PBX in the Cloud for $25/Yr.

5 Minutes to Paradise: Incredible PBX in the Cloud for $25/Yr.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

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We’ve been building turnkey Incredible PBX® servers for virtual machine platforms for many years. Because the servers are built from images, typical install times have been 5 minutes or less with Proxmox, VirtualBox, and VMware ESXi. But the missing piece has always been a similar image install on a true cloud-based platform. This limitation was primarily due to the fact that we don’t own or control the available cloud platforms which typically limit image installs to operating systems such as… Read More ›

Our Best VoIP Cloud Platform Recommendations for 2021

Our Best VoIP Cloud Platform Recommendations for 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

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Once upon a time, spending $15 to $50 a month for a cloud-based KVM platform to manage your Asterisk® PBX was considered a good deal. But, in the words of Bob Dylan, Times They Are A-Changin’. Our testing over the past couple years confirms that paying premium prices for Google or Amazon EC2 VoIP platforms is nothing short of a waste of money. Today we’re pleased to recommend five cloud providers to host your VoIP server that range in price… Read More ›