Cellular Services

Free Cellular Service in the U.S. & Canada Returns

Free Cellular Service in the U.S. & Canada Returns

Friday, May 22, 2020

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We’re a few months late to the party but, if Covid-19 has put a kink in your cellular budget or if you have young kids that could use a cellphone with unlimited calling and texting on the Sprint® network at zero cost in the U.S. and Canada, then your prayers have been answered. All you need is a CDMA phone and a $10 SIM card from TextNow. Better yet, you can purchase one of their refurbished iPhones or Android phones,… Read More ›

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 Public Server

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 Public Server

Monday, December 30, 2019

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Safely deploying a public-facing Asterisk® server with full FreePBX® functionality has become the Holy Grail for Nerd Vittles in 2019. Today we tackle it on our new Incredible PBX® 2020 platform featuring the latest releases of Asterisk 16 and FreePBX 15. The icing on today’s cake is an additional offer from Skyetel that supplements the current Nerd Vittles BOGO offer of up to $500 in half-priced VoIP services. Skyetel now starts you off with a $10 credit just for opening… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Monday, July 1, 2019

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As you may know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the $35 Raspberry Pi 4 last week. In addition to jaw-dropping hardware enhancements, the introduction also included the new Raspbian 10 (Buster) platform which was surprising since Debian 10 isn’t scheduled for official release until the end of this week. As with prior releases, Raspbian 10 brought with it some major headaches for the VoIP community not the least of which is FreePBX® cannot (yet) be installed. But sometimes there’s a… Read More ›

The Very Best Cellphone Plans and Smartphones for 2019

The Very Best Cellphone Plans and Smartphones for 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

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You can read reviews of the best cellphone plans and smartphones until your eyes glaze over and still end up scratching your head when it comes to making a decision. Our approach is a little different. It’s about making smart choices based upon the specific requirements for you and your family. Let’s get the obvious criteria out of the way first. The cellphone provider that you choose has to work in your home, on your way to work, at your… Read More ›

Cell Phone Tips for Spring Break and International Travel

Cell Phone Tips for Spring Break and International Travel

Monday, March 25, 2019

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With Spring Break upon us and Summer Vacations just around the corner, we wanted to briefly review some of your cellphone and data options for those that might be planning a trip outside the United States. If you’re only going as far as Mexico, Canada, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, then your existing cellular provider in the U.S. may have you covered at no additional cost. If your provider is not AT&T, then check with your carrier. And speaking of… Read More ›

Keep On Trunkin’: Free International VoIP Calling Returns

Keep On Trunkin’: Free International VoIP Calling Returns

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Today we’re taking a fresh look at the international calling marketplace by updating the best VoIP deals available. FreeVoipDeal once again takes the prize with the best selection of "free" international calling destinations at the lowest prices. Below we’ll provide a quick tutorial to transform your Incredible PBX server into an international calling platform at minimal cost. Here’s How It Works. For every 10 euros ($10.72) you deposit into your account, you’ll get 300 minutes a week of free calls… Read More ›

The SMS Toolkit: Integrating Text Messaging into Asterisk

The SMS Toolkit: Integrating Text Messaging into Asterisk

Monday, February 26, 2018

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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 Asterisk® PBX. Today we’re pleased to introduce version 1 of an SMS Toolkit for Incredible PBX® using any SMS-enabled DID from either Vitelity or VoIP.ms. Just text a simple message to your PBX, and Incredible PBX… Read More ›

The New Hybrid PBX: Why Settle for a One Trick Pony?

The New Hybrid PBX: Why Settle for a One Trick Pony?

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Let’s face it. It’s hard not to like the application development flexibility that Asterisk® offers, especially if you’re part of an organization that has very specific telephony needs. But the price you pay for "free" and putting all of your eggs in the Asterisk basket is painful. Here are a few of the hurdles that come to mind: security, NAT, one-way audio, remote users, CRM support, conferencing, painful upgrades to address frequent bug fixes, and, more generally, telephone management and… Read More ›