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VoIP’s Dirty Little Secret: Why ‘Unlimited’ SIP Trunks Are a Very Bad Deal

VoIP’s Dirty Little Secret: Why ‘Unlimited’ SIP Trunks Are a Very Bad Deal

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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The snazzy ads and free sign-up offers make so-called Unlimited SIP Trunks sound appealing. Let’s take a careful look at what a service such as SIPStation™ would actually provide and compare prices with what’s offered by providers such as Vitelity. Vitelity’s rates are competitive with those offered by many SIP providers as detailed in this PIAF Forum thread. Full Disclosure: Vitelity is a Platinum Sponsor of Nerd Vittles™ and our open source projects including PBX in a Flash™ and Incredible… Read More ›

Firewalls and Internet Security: Separating FUD and Fiction in the VoIP World

Firewalls and Internet Security: Separating FUD and Fiction in the VoIP World

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Some of us have spent years developing secure VoIP solutions for Asterisk® that protect your phone bill while bringing Cloud-based solutions within reach of virtually anyone. So it’s particularly disappointing when a hardware manufacturer spreads fear, uncertainty, and doubt in order to peddle their hardware. In this case, it happens to be Session Border Controllers (SBCs). We want you to watch this latest “infomercial” for yourself: https://youtu.be/Bp_7m64k_ko To hear Sangoma tell it, every VoIP server protected by merely a firewall… Read More ›

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Simon Telephonics New SIP Gateway for Google Voice

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Simon Telephonics New SIP Gateway for Google Voice

Monday, April 13, 2015

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We promised you that free Google Voice calling in the U.S. and Canada would soon be available on every Asterisk® platform whether the platform supported Asterisk Motif or not. And this week we’re covering the second SIP gateway offering for Google Voice. We introduced Bill Simon’s first Google Voice gateway back in June of 2012. This time around the latest iteration features secure OAUTH authentication so there’s no need to divulge your Google Voice credentials. Once you’ve set up your… Read More ›

The Gotcha-Free PBX: GVsip Gateway Service for Google Voice

The Gotcha-Free PBX: GVsip Gateway Service for Google Voice

Friday, April 3, 2015

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We promised you that free Google Voice calling in the U.S. and Canada would soon be available on every Asterisk® platform whether the platform supported Asterisk Motif or not. And today the first of two SIP gateway offerings has arrived. With this new service, you simply create a standard SIP trunk on your Asterisk server of choice, associate your Google Voice account with the GVsip gateway service, and PRESTO! You get secure OAUTH authentication to Google Voice without worrying whether… Read More ›

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Harnessing SIP URIs for Free Worldwide Calling

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Harnessing SIP URIs for Free Worldwide Calling

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com We continue the Incredible PBX for Asterisk-GUI adventure today with a close look at SIP URIs, those email-like addresses that are the fundamental building blocks for VoIP technology. Consider this. If everyone in the world had a SIP address instead of a phone number, every call to every person in the world via the Internet would be free. That pretty much sums up why SIP URIs are important. The syntax for SIP URIs depends a bit… Read More ›

Midnight Madness: Introducing Incredible PBX 12 with Asterisk 12 and FreePBX

Midnight Madness: Introducing Incredible PBX 12 with Asterisk 12 and FreePBX

Monday, December 1, 2014

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#83329085 / gettyimages.com The number “12” always has held mystical prominence in our culture and so it is with Asterisk®. Just over 12 months ago, Digium first introduced Asterisk 12 at AstriCon in Atlanta and heralded a major change in the direction of the product. It was more than a wholesale revamping of the Asterisk feature set. There was a revolutionary new development methodology thanks to the untiring efforts of Matt Jordan and his incredibly talented development team. Unlike Asterisk… Read More ›

Obivoice = OBi Heaven: Dumping Google Voice for Less Than 10¢ a Day

Obivoice = OBi Heaven: Dumping Google Voice for Less Than 10¢ a Day

Monday, January 13, 2014

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What a difference a week makes! When we wrote last week’s article about netTALK and their terrific pricing, we were pleased to report that at least one company could offer a drop-in replacement for Google Voice without breaking the bank. But, alas, all is not well in netTALK Land. For openers, the Better Business Bureau revoked their accreditation last June because of failure to respond to or resolve technical complaints. And a recent SEC Filing paints a fairly bleak picture… Read More ›

Newbie’s SIP Navigation Guide for Asterisk: Is It Safe?

Newbie’s SIP Navigation Guide for Asterisk: Is It Safe?

Monday, September 9, 2013

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It’s Back to School Time at Nerd Vittles today with a wrap-up of our series exploring the symbiotic relationship between SIP and Asterisk® including the most important consideration of all: SIP Security 101, a quick-and-dirty look at the security implications of using SIP with Asterisk. If you read nothing else before you begin your VoIP adventure, move today’s article to the top of your list. It might save you a personal fortune! Think of it as winning the lottery without… Read More ›