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Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Monday, September 21, 2020

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The wait is over! If you like sliced bread, then today’s your lucky day to enjoy the next best thing. Perhaps the single most important component in the VoIP toolbox for any PBX deployment that includes mobile users is a softphone for Android and iOS devices. We began this month with a tip for users of a limited number of Android smartphones. And we have previously written about Linphone and Zoiper and Telephone. We’ve also sung the praises of earlier… Read More ›

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

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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 a refined call screening approach to block these calls. The way it works is first time callers that are… Read More ›

Frozen in Time: Sangoma at a Crossroads or the Cliff

Frozen in Time: Sangoma at a Crossroads or the Cliff

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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We are fast approaching the 18 month anniversary since the mass exodus of talent from Sangoma and Digium. During that time, Asterisk® and FreePBX® have languished in limbo with FreePBX commercial modules mired in discontinued encryption methods and the Asterisk and FreePBX feature set frozen. Sangoma’s acquisition of Digium gave the company a well-respected business phone system in Switchvox® while relegating FreePBX deployments with commercial modules to second-class citizen status. Now Sangoma has a difficult and expensive decision to make.… Read More ›

Android Alert: Unmasking Your Hidden SIP Phone

Android Alert: Unmasking Your Hidden SIP Phone

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Perhaps the single most important component in the VoIP toolbox for any PBX deployment that includes traveling users is the softphone whether it’s deployed on notebook computers or smartphones. We’re kicking off football season with reviews of some of our favorite SIP softphones for mobile users. We’ve previously written about Linphone and Zoiper and Telephone. We’ve also sung the praises of earlier releases of Google’s Pixel smartphone which makes a perfect VoIP companion even without a cellphone provider. Today we’re… Read More ›

The Asterisk Superfecta: Incredible PBX 2020 Finishes First

The Asterisk Superfecta: Incredible PBX 2020 Finishes First

Monday, August 24, 2020

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Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

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Loyal readers already know that voice recognition applications occupy a special place in the Incredible PBX® toolchest. Over 8 years ago, we introduced Wolfram Alpha integrating the world’s largest almanac into Asterisk®. And today we’re pleased to add Amazon’s Alexa to the Incredible PBX fold for our latest Raspberry Pi and CentOS 7 builds. Just dial 5555 and tell Alexa what you’d like to know or do. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock these past few years, Alexa provides… Read More ›

Introducing OpenVPN for Incredible PBX 2020

Introducing OpenVPN for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

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We’ve been wrestling with virtual private networks for more than 21 years now. Here’s a quick walk down memory lane. Our adventure began with the Altiga 3000 series VPN concentrators which we introduced in the federal courts in 1999. It was a near perfect plug-and-play hardware solution for secure communications between remote sites using less than secure Windows PCs. Cisco quickly saw the potential, gobbled up the company, and promptly doubled the price of the rebranded concentrators. About 11 years… Read More ›

A New World: Adding Cellular Extensions to Incredible PBX

A New World: Adding Cellular Extensions to Incredible PBX

Monday, July 13, 2020

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced a revolutionary new technology for the Asterisk® and FreePBX® community by marrying Incredible PBX® with GTI Global cellular extensions. For $20 to $35 a month, you get a new SIM card for your unlocked GSM cellphone that links all four U.S. carrier networks to a PJsip extension on your PBX. Incoming calls ring on both the cellphone and any other SIP phone connected to the same PJsip extension. Outbound calls from the cellphone… Read More ›