Post Tagged with: "skype"

Santa’s Secret: Deploying Google Pixel as a Free VoIP Phone

Santa’s Secret: Deploying Google Pixel as a Free VoIP Phone

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Nov. 21 UPDATE: As rumored, RingPlus has now announced the termination of ALL existing plans. Details here. NEWS FLASH: We interrupt our normal editorial schedule to bring you this update. Many of our readers joined us in embracing RingPlus cellular service with the promise of free monthly calling in exchange for a modest upfront contribution. As with almost every something-for-nothing deal, it looks as if the death spiral may have begun with the abrupt termination of more than a dozen… Read More ›

Mobile Internet: The 2016 Road Warrior’s Guide to Choosing New Wheels

Mobile Internet: The 2016 Road Warrior’s Guide to Choosing New Wheels

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Embed from Getty Images OK. We’re not going to bring Mobile Computing down to the teepee level, but we have decided to dedicate a column regularly to Mobile Internet developments in the marketplace. Of course, our major focus will remain the impact on unified communications and especially Asterisk®, FreeSWITCH™, PBX in a Flash™, and Incredible PBX™. The idea here is to document a design that lets road warriors travel with the same communications dexterity that they have at home or… Read More ›

Mobile Internet: A 2015 Update on Caribbean Cruising and WiFi-Enabled Travel

Mobile Internet: A 2015 Update on Caribbean Cruising and WiFi-Enabled Travel

Monday, December 28, 2015

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We decided to spend Christmas a little differently this year and joined 10,000 of our closest friends on cruises to the Western Caribbean taking in Cozumel and Grand Cayman with a few extra days at sea. If you haven’t tried it, put it on your bucket list. Christmas week is a bargain and about 50% cheaper than the same cruise to ring in the new year. Rates start at about $300 per person for the 5-day cruise. You’d be hard-pressed… Read More ›

Just in Time for Santa: Return of The Glory Days with Skype Connect for Asterisk?

Just in Time for Santa: Return of The Glory Days with Skype Connect for Asterisk?

Monday, December 21, 2015

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Embed from Getty Images You’ve been good boys and girls all year, and today we have some great news for Asterisk® lovers. Skype is back! Oh, if it were only that simple. But let’s revel in the good news for a bit. Microsoft introduced Skype Connect™ about 5 years ago. Now it’s a SIP interface to Skype. And today we’ll take a fresh look at whether it’s a good fit with Asterisk. Skype Connect is part of Skype Manager™, a… Read More ›

Meet the Goophone: It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck For Under $100

Meet the Goophone: It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck For Under $100

Friday, November 8, 2013

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If you didn’t cheat and hover over the images above, then you’d be wrong if you guessed that you now can buy Apple’s shiny, new iPhone® 5c for less than $100. From first-hand experience, I can tell you that the price of the 32GB model without a contract remains $649. You can add another $50 for tax in most states. And you can add another $99 for AppleCare® and another $79 each time your daughter drops the phone on the… Read More ›

It’s Baaaaack: Skype Returns to PBX in a Flash with Asterisk 11 and FreeSwitch

It’s Baaaaack: Skype Returns to PBX in a Flash with Asterisk 11 and FreeSwitch

Friday, April 26, 2013

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It’s been a long road, but we finally have a reliable Skype™ implementation for Asterisk® 11. Ironically, it uses components from ArchLinux™ as well as FreeSwitch™. But, hey, it works! It sounds great. And it lets you talk (for free) to over a half billion of your closest friends around the world. So today we present a Skype solution that works with a full-featured PBX. It can run on any Windows®, Mac®, or Linux® Desktop using the PIAF-Green™ Virtual Machine… Read More ›

PBX in a Flash 2: One Incredible VoIP Platform

PBX in a Flash 2: One Incredible VoIP Platform

Monday, March 5, 2012

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We’re pleased to introduce some incredibly cheap VoIP hardware today plus a couple of new PIAF2 software surprises…

7 Steps to Skytopia: Pain-Free Calls with Skype and Asterisk

7 Steps to Skytopia: Pain-Free Calls with Skype and Asterisk

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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What do calls to and from a few 100 million of your closest Skype friends around the world have in common with Asterisk? Well, now they’re free calls to and from your nearest Asterisk extension! Today we’ll show you how to build your own non-commercial Skype gateway to Asterisk in under 15 minutes using freely available, open source tools and a few Nerd Vittles scripts.