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FMC: The Future of Telephony with Vitelity’s vMobile and Asterisk in the Cloud

FMC: The Future of Telephony with Vitelity’s vMobile and Asterisk in the Cloud

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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If making phone calls from a web browser is what you’ve always longed for, then you’re in good company with Google and its future direction in the telephony space. Call us old fashioned but this strikes us as a solution in desperate need of a problem. What’s wrong with a Plain Old Telephone or a smartphone for making connections with friends and business associates? The real head scratcher is the fact that the WebRTC and Hangouts push demonstrates that the… Read More ›

4 Months in Paradise: The Return of Free International VoIP Calling

4 Months in Paradise: The Return of Free International VoIP Calling

Friday, April 25, 2014

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With the impending implosion of Google Voice, it seemed appropriate to begin our quest for alternative termination providers. One of the real beauties of VoIP technology is you don’t have to put all of your eggs in one basket particularly in the termination department. It costs almost nothing to set up accounts with multiple providers for outbound calling. In addition to redundancy, the other clear advantage in using multiple providers for outbound calls is that you can take advantage of… 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 ›

The Definitive VoIP Quick Start Guide: Introducing PBX in a Flash 2.0.6.5.0

The Definitive VoIP Quick Start Guide: Introducing PBX in a Flash 2.0.6.5.0

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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What a difference a year makes in the VoIP World! We now have a rock-solid, reliable Asterisk® 11 release and an equally stable FreePBX 2.11 on which to build state-of-the-art VoIP servers. If you’re new to the VoIP community, watch this video before you proceed. Now let us welcome you to the World of PBX in a Flash™. This is our best release ever whether you’re a total newbie or an experienced Asterisk developer. You can’t really appreciate what goes… Read More ›

The New VoIP Frontier: Meet the iPad Mini with Retina Display

The New VoIP Frontier: Meet the iPad Mini with Retina Display

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Last week was interesting if for no other reason because Apple released an amazing new product without tooting a single trumpet. In fact, the iPad Mini with Retina display was quietly made available on Apple’s web site in the middle of the night. Most believe that the rationale was that the devices were in such short supply that Apple couldn’t afford the PR nightmare of releasing a new product that very few could buy. Guess what? It’s still available. You… Read More ›

2013 Greatest Hits: Lenny Returns for an Encore Performance

2013 Greatest Hits: Lenny Returns for an Encore Performance

Monday, August 12, 2013

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Nothing in the VoIP community this year quite captured the hearts and minds of geeks around the world like Brian West’s "Lenny." For anyone that’s ever been dogged by obnoxious telemarketers or that’s had to deal with less than lucid tech support inquiries, Lenny was a godsend. Finally, we all had a place to send those poor souls while getting our daily chuckle listening to the results. If you’re late to the party and missed all the fun, then start… Read More ›

Introducing the Grandstream UCM6100 Asterisk PBX: So Close But So Far Away

Introducing the Grandstream UCM6100 Asterisk PBX: So Close But So Far Away

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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UPDATE: Here’s a newer Asterisk appliance for under $30. Grandstream has done with Asterisk what Samsung and others did with Android. You basically take a freely available, open source toolkit and transform it into a terrific piece of turnkey hardware with tremendous savings in development costs. While it’s great for consumers, to us it highlights what is wrong with the GPL2 license which lets companies do this in the first place. These for-profit companies give almost nothing back to the… Read More ›

Taking a Page from Asterisk: How Far We Have Come

Taking a Page from Asterisk: How Far We Have Come

Monday, July 22, 2013

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We’ve never written about paging technology before, and this is one of those areas of VoIP telephony where it certainly paid to wait. What a difference a few years makes! At least in the Asterisk® context, SIP-based paging traditionally involved issuing a Page command with a list of extensions in your dialplan. The wrinkle was that each VoIP phone manufacturer had its own SIP header to trigger autoanswer on its phones. And, without autoanswer, paging becomes next to worthless with… Read More ›