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Happy New Decade: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Happy New Decade: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Monday, January 27, 2020

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As we begin a new decade, it seemed a fitting time for a terrific new project for you and your Raspberry Pi 4. It features Asterisk® 16 with all the latest FreePBX® 15 GPL modules plus the feature sets of Incredible PBX® and RasPBX and RonR’s latest build. The icing on the cake is support for plug-and-play Incredible IP Phones and a new trunking platform that integrates SMS messaging into your Asterisk platform. And it’s all rolled into one terrific… Read More ›

Sangoma’s New FreePBX Gotchas With Module Signatures

Sangoma’s New FreePBX Gotchas With Module Signatures

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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The ink was barely dry on Bill Wignall’s December Ode to Open Source in which the CEO sang the praises of Sangoma’s commitment to open source development and extolled the virtues of "reinventing the ways in which we foster relationships with you, our open source community." We’ve now learned that Sangoma is planning to revoke the master key used to sign every FreePBX® module. It will be replaced with a new master key. This affects every developer with an existing… Read More ›

Return of Free Voicemail Transcription & Voice Dialing

Return of Free Voicemail Transcription & Voice Dialing

Monday, January 20, 2020

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It’s been a bumpy road for Speech-to-Text solutions with Asterisk® since Google pulled the rug out from under their (formerly) free offering. We found a partial solution with IBM’s offering which now provides 500 free minutes a month on their LITE plan, or you can choose their Standard Pricing Plan and pay 2¢ a minute for all you can eat. Be advised that the IBM offerings have changed three times in the last year. But we’ve been searching for turnkey… Read More ›

Introducing Plug-and-Play Incredible PBX IP Phones

Introducing Plug-and-Play Incredible PBX IP Phones

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Let’s face it. One of the most tedious tasks in setting up a new PBX is configuring all of the buttons on all of the SIP phones connected to your PBX. Finally, there’s a one-click solution with the new Incredible IP Phones from ClearlyIP. Using the Clearly IP Devices module included in every Incredible PBX 2020 platform, you can use a web browser to point-and-click your way through setting up one or multiple phone configurations which can be pushed to… 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 ›

2019 Technology RoundUp: What’s Hot and What’s Not

2019 Technology RoundUp: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Monday, December 23, 2019

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Introducing Incredible PBX 2020 for VirtualBox

Introducing Incredible PBX 2020 for VirtualBox

Monday, December 16, 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 ›

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 ›