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The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

Monday, December 9, 2019

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For this holiday season, we want to shine the spotlight on LocalPhone, an oft-overlooked VoIP service that’s been around forever. You can call to and be called from any LocalPhone user at no cost. They also offer phone numbers (DIDs) of your choice almost anywhere in the world with free or almost free incoming calls. For those wanting a U.S. DID, the cost is 99¢ a month with a $3 setup fee. That gets you up to 100 free incoming… Read More ›

Meet Incredible PBX 2020 for CentOS 7

Meet Incredible PBX 2020 for CentOS 7

Monday, December 2, 2019

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To celebrate Cyber Monday 2019, we are pleased to introduce the production-ready release of Incredible PBX® 2020 for CentOS 7 with the latest version of Asterisk® 16 and the Clearly IP-enhanced FreePBX® 15 components supporting the new Incredible PBX line of SIP phones. Today’s the final day to score some incredible deals on Incredible PBX hardware (above) and, for those that prefer cloud-based platforms, the new Incredible PBX 2020 installer for CentOS 7 is now available as well. Complete documentation… Read More ›

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special: It’s Incredible PBX 2020

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special: It’s Incredible PBX 2020

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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We’re pleased to announce our first-ever hardware featuring the new Incredible PBX 2020. This new PBX hardware platform introduces customized versions of Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 that offer integrated FXO and FXS components together with a line of self-configuring, turnkey SIP phones. In addition, inbound and outbound CNAM delivery as well as SMS messaging are integral components of the platform plus all-new support for Kari’s Law 911 location identification on a per extension basis. For those managing larger deployments,… Read More ›

The SMS Toolkit: Integrating Text Messaging into VitalPBX

The SMS Toolkit: Integrating Text Messaging into VitalPBX

Monday, November 18, 2019

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that most folks spend a lot more time texting on their smartphones rather than talking. So it only made sense to develop some useful SMS tools to get the most out of your VitalPBX platform. Today we’re pleased to introduce SMS Toolkit for VitalPBX using SMS-enabled DIDs from Skyetel, VoIP.ms, and Vitelity. Any SMS message sent to an SMS-enabled DID associated with your PBX will be processed by Incredible… Read More ›

Skyetel SMS Smorgasbord for Incredible PBX with VitalPBX

Skyetel SMS Smorgasbord for Incredible PBX with VitalPBX

Monday, November 11, 2019

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ve got a great treat for those of you that have taken advantage of the Nerd Vittles special offer from Skyetel which got you a $10 credit to kick the tires and up to $500 of half-price service on their quadruple-redundant VoIP platform. Today we’re adding not one, but three, SMS messaging utilities to the VitalPBX UC platform. In addition to a command line utility to send SMS messages, we’re also introducing SMS Message Blasting… Read More ›

Adding CallerID Names to VitalPBX Inbound & Outbound Calls

Adding CallerID Names to VitalPBX Inbound & Outbound Calls

Monday, November 4, 2019

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In the early days of Asterisk®, it was not unlike the Wild West. Extension passwords of 1234 were pretty safe, and "anything goes" was the only rule when it came to scraping other folks’ web sites for data that you needed. And the master scraper of them all, Google, even had a phone: function (until they didn’t) that let you look up almost anyone’s name or telephone number. Ma Bell pretty much had a monopoly on CallerID Name (CNAM) data… Read More ›

Meet Incredible PBX 16 with VitalPBX for VirtualBox

Meet Incredible PBX 16 with VitalPBX for VirtualBox

Monday, October 28, 2019

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If you’re new to the VoIP world and want to kick the tires to see what you’re missing, then today’s one minute setup is for you. You’ll get a $10 credit to try out some penny-a-minute calls and to purchase a $1 a month phone number in your choice of area codes. If you decide VoIP is not for you, you don’t have to buy anything ever. And you can use almost any desktop computer you already own to bring… Read More ›

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Monday, October 21, 2019

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As part of our ongoing development efforts, we maintain about a dozen honeypot servers across the U.S. and Canada to monitor the latest adventures of the bad guys. Security becomes especially important for those wishing to live on the bleeding edge and deploy a cloud-based, public-facing VoIP server. Today we want to walk you through our latest suggestions to set up and secure a VitalPBX platform using just the built-in FirewallD, IPset, and Fail2Ban components. If you opt to deploy… Read More ›