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Groundwire for Android & iOS: The Best $10 You’ll Ever Spend

Groundwire for Android & iOS: The Best $10 You’ll Ever Spend

Monday, October 26, 2020

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Now we’re getting down to the tough choices in VoIP softphones. You certainly need the Linphone app to make free SIP URI calls worldwide from your mobile phone. But you also need a softphone that connects to Incredible PBX® so that you never miss a traditional call to your home or office PBX. If you want tight integration with Asterisk® and FreePBX®, Clearly Anywhere is the hands-down winner, and you’ve still got until October 31 to take advantage of the… Read More ›

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Monday, October 19, 2020

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We’re rounding out our softphone series today with the perfect complement to Clearly Anywhere for Asterisk® and FreePBX®. Let’s face it. SIP URI dialing from extensions is not Asterisk’s strong suit which is disappointing since SIP URI calling is free. If you’ve been following Incredible PBX® 2020 developments this year, you already know that we’ve pushed everyone to move their VoIP servers to the cloud. You not only get a more flexible PUBLIC platform that lets you go virtually anywhere… Read More ›

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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If you follow Nerd Vittles, you already know all of the benefits of using an Android phone in the VoIP-centric world. You can make free calls without a cellular provider by connecting to any WiFi network with Android’s Google Voice app. You can connect to Incredible PBX® or any Asterisk® PBX and function as if you were sitting at your desk in your Covid-free office. You can join a virtual private network using OpenVPN without spending a dime. And you… Read More ›

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 PUBLIC Server

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 PUBLIC Server

Monday, September 28, 2020

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With the almost overnight popularity of the new Clearly Anywhere softphone which provides Incredible PBX connectivity from virtually anywhere, we wanted to revisit our Incredible PBX 2020 PUBLIC tutorial to document some additional tips and tricks. And, because softphones need connectivity on both cellular networks and using Wi-Fi with dynamic IP addresses in multiple locations, exclusive whitelist-based access to Incredible PBX simply was no longer feasible. Additionally, due to Clearly Anywhere’s tight integration with the FreePBX® User Control Panel (UCP),… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›