Smartphones

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 ›

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VirtualBox

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VirtualBox

Thursday, July 30, 2020

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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 ›

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 ›

Last Chance to Jump onto Incredible PBX Cellular Bandwagon

Last Chance to Jump onto Incredible PBX Cellular Bandwagon

Monday, June 29, 2020

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We introduced our new GTI Technologies cellular extensions for U.S.-based Incredible PBX® platforms last week, and the enthusiastic response has been truly amazing. This week we want to share the results of our testing, and encourage you to become one of the pioneers for this exciting new technology. It can be integrated into almost any Asterisk® platform. To briefly summarize, GTI cellular extensions provide a traditional cellphone connection to all four of the major U.S. carriers. GTI-enabled cellphones also register… Read More ›

Introducing Cellular Extensions for Incredible PBX & Asterisk

Introducing Cellular Extensions for Incredible PBX & Asterisk

Monday, June 22, 2020

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The Holy Grail for many of us in the VoIP community has been a cellphone that functions like a traditional Asterisk® extension on your PBX. The typical use case would be a real estate agent, service technician, salesperson, or other mobile worker who interacts with a home office as part of their daily routine. The beauty of this for the mobile workforce is it allows both the home office receptionist and the mobile worker to not only exchange calls but… Read More ›

OSS End Point Manager Returns for Incredible PBX 2020

OSS End Point Manager Returns for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

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It’s been a long dry spell for the OSS Endpoint Manager component for FreePBX®. Today we’re pleased to announce its glorious return for the Incredible PBX® 2020 platform. While Incredible PBX 2020 included the EPM module, getting it to function reliably was a challenge. And that’s putting it charitably. Well, those days are over by simply installing our new EPM upgrade that provides templates for more than 100 SIP phones from Aastra, AudioCodes, Cisco, Linksys, Sipura, CloudTC, Digium, Grandstream, Intelbras,… Read More ›