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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 ›

ClearlyIP Introduces New Features for Incredible PBX Phones

ClearlyIP Introduces New Features for Incredible PBX Phones

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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We’re excited to announce a host of new features for the new Incredible PBX IP phones. For locations where dynamic IP addresses and NAT-based routers pose challenges, the Clearly Devices GUI now offers direct support for OpenVPN. For environments in which security is critically important such as banks and schools, a new Panic button provides unique protection for employees and workplaces. And, for those that have always wanted an "Answered Elsewhere" indication for business communications, your search is over. Configuring… Read More ›

BulkVS: A Bargain SIP Provider for Incredible PBX Platforms

BulkVS: A Bargain SIP Provider for Incredible PBX Platforms

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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At every opportunity I always tell new VoIP enthusiasts that one of the true advantages of switching to a VoIP platform is the fact that you don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket. Just this morning, I read a Facebook post from one of the elders in my family lamenting the fact that her MaBell landline had failed in the midst of this week’s snowstorm in North Carolina. Her local WiFi and cable TV still worked but… Read More ›

Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Monday, May 4, 2020

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If you’ve been a VoIP regular during the past decade then you’re probably already aware that the automatic redial function has disappeared from both Asterisk® and most SIP phones. In these difficult times of trying to connect with critical services and radio contests, we thought it was a good time to introduce the Incredible Redialer. It should perform well on most Asterisk platforms with FreePBX® as well as current releases of Incredible PBX®. How It Works. The Incredible Redialer assumes… Read More ›

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Monday, April 20, 2020

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In the United States, some may be unaware that the FCC exempted elected federal officials and businesses with whom you do business from the stringent restrictions enacted against robocalls. That’s the reason you typically hear from your favorite politicians at about the time you sit down for that evening meal. In 2013, we implemented Brian West’s Lenny scripts for use with Asterisk®. We won’t regurgitate all of the background and legal considerations, but they are available in our original article… Read More ›

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

Monday, April 13, 2020

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For those just beginning the Incredible PBX® 2020 adventure, start here for CentOS 7 or here for the Raspberry Pi. Once your system is up and running, you’ll be ready to kick the tires. And today we’ll cover 30 applications for Asterisk® and FreePBX® that are included in the latest and greatest Incredible PBX server. Now that you have some time on your hands, continue learning about this powerful platform by reading this documentation. If you still have questions, post… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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The Holy Grail for a mobile VoIP solution is a simple way to connect back to your primary Asterisk® PBX via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world to make and receive calls as if you never left. Let’s tick off the potential problems. First, many home-based PBXs are sitting behind NAT-based routers. Second, almost all remote Wi-Fi connections are made through a NAT-based router. Third, chances are the remote hosting platform blocks outgoing email from downstream servers such as a… Read More ›

1-Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

1-Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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As we’re all hunkered down hiding from the Coronavirus, it seemed a perfect time to finally tackle the project we’ve been putting off for longer than we care to publish, integrating Incredible Fax with HylaFax and Avantfax into the base image of Incredible PBX® 2020 on the Raspberry Pi 4 platform. This build also features Asterisk® 16 with the latest FreePBX® 15 GPL modules plus the feature sets of Incredible PBX® and RasPBX and RonR’s latest build. It includes support… Read More ›