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Mobile WiFi Shootout: Torture Testing the Best WiFi HotSpots for Your Vehicle

Mobile WiFi Shootout: Torture Testing the Best WiFi HotSpots for Your Vehicle

Monday, February 15, 2016

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Embed from Getty Images What a difference a few years make. Bringing Internet connectivity to those in a vehicle who need Internet access but lack cellular data connectivity now is at the top of virtually every Road Warrior’s Wish List. Today we embark on our first major road trip of 2016 to test mobile WiFi hotspots from the four major carriers in the United States: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. We’ve decided to use a variety of devices with the… Read More ›

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com Each year we like to revisit the topic of choosing the best Asterisk® platform for deployment in the home and small business environment. No solution is obviously right for everybody. But we think it’s important to sketch out the relevant factors that need careful evaluation before you begin the installation process. Our focus today is open source, GPL platforms with Asterisk for home or SOHO deployments. That excludes a broad swath of equally capable commercial or… Read More ›

Freedom and the FreePBX Cloud: Is an Apple-like Ecosystem GPL-Compliant?

Freedom and the FreePBX Cloud: Is an Apple-like Ecosystem GPL-Compliant?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Short Answer: No way, José!     Right Answer: Sangoma should fix it.     Our Answer: New GPL Repo fixes it… today! We began our series on FreePBX® by providing a GPL-compliant alternative to the base design of the FreePBX GUI minus the elements which have made redistribution and/or code modification difficult despite the clear language of the product’s GPL licenses. In our last article, we introduced new turnkey versions of Incredible PBX for CentOS featuring your choice of the 2.11 or 12.0 Incredible PBX… Read More ›

View from the Trenches: A Fresh Look at VoIP Project Development in the Cloud

View from the Trenches: A Fresh Look at VoIP Project Development in the Cloud

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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The world of cloud-based computing has profoundly changed over the past year. And today we want to take a fresh look at the cloud landscape for those of you that spend considerable time experimenting or tweaking software applications either for customers or for your own organization. First, a brief paragraph of history. We began our cloud experiments almost seven years ago when Amazon S3 was still in its infancy. At the time, Amazon S3 was a real bargain even with… Read More ›

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 ›

Gotcha-Free PBX: GIT-R-Done with Incredible PBX for Asterisk-GUI (CentOS)

Gotcha-Free PBX: GIT-R-Done with Incredible PBX for Asterisk-GUI (CentOS)

Monday, April 20, 2015

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For the die-hard developers out there, we are pleased to introduce a new version of Incredible PBX™ for Asterisk-GUI that uses GIT repos to build both Asterisk® and Asterisk-GUI with the same feature set of applications as our previous releases. You still get a Gotcha-Free PBX with pure and honest open source GPL code. No patent, trademark, or copyright minefields to trip you up. But this time around you’ll have an Asterisk platform that can be updated in seconds by… Read More ›

The Two Amigos on Cloud 9: Introducing Incredible PBX for Elastix @ RentPBX

The Two Amigos on Cloud 9: Introducing Incredible PBX for Elastix @ RentPBX

Friday, March 27, 2015

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DEC. 7 NEWS FLASH: The Elastix project has been sold to 3CX. Elastix 4.0 and Elastix MT have been removed from production “due to a legal disagreement with another open source distribution.” We continue the Gotcha-Free PBX adventure today with an open source alternative for which many have been clamoring, another affordable Cloud-based Asterisk® platform with the no-strings-attached Elastix 2.5 GUI. In addition to a $15 a month hosting plan, the icing on the cake is the quick 10-minute automated… 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 ›