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DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $49.99

DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $49.99

Saturday, September 4, 2021

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These won’t last long but, if you still have some Google Voice numbers lying around unused and you live in the United States, you’d better jump on this one. Amazon is selling the OBi2182 phones with Google Voice, WiFi and power adapter for $49.99. Here’s the link. We were big fans of OBiHai once upon a time. But then they sold out to Polycom. And they subsequently sold out to Plantronics. And support has gone from bad to worse along… Read More ›

Unified Communications: Adding SMS to the Asterisk Toolkit

Unified Communications: Adding SMS to the Asterisk Toolkit

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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As we roll into September, the VoIP landscape continues to evolve. For various reasons, SMS functionality has become a must-have with many VoIP deployments. What we’ve observed lately is that many businesses and professional offices now assume that all phone numbers are SMS-enabled which means, if your primary phone numbers don’t support SMS, you may miss important notices and reminders. Particularly in this COVID era, physicians have incredibly high rates of no-shows for appointments so you’ll typically get multiple SMS… Read More ›

Blink Cameras: The Travelin’ Man’s Dream Come True

Blink Cameras: The Travelin’ Man’s Dream Come True

Monday, July 12, 2021

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Okay, I’ll admit it. Our family has morphed into a band of traveling gypsies. We’re spreading our time between four cities and four "homes." Not many folks are that crazy, but many of you have vacation homes thanks to Covid. And one of the first things that pops up on your to-do list is how to secure your residences when you’re not at home. Yes, you can pay a monitoring service in every location a hefty monthly fee to do… Read More ›

Verizon 5G Service for $25/month with Unlimited Everything

Verizon 5G Service for $25/month with Unlimited Everything

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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It takes a lot to get us excited about a cellular offering these days. One feature that always gets our attention is a plan that offers unlimited texting and unlimited data within the U.S. plus unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. So we’re excited to introduce Visible, Verizon’s very own MVNO. A few disclaimers are in order before we get into the specifics. First, as with all MVNO’s, your usage is subject to throttling in high usage areas.… Read More ›

Happy New Year: Introducing Incredible PBX 2021 for Debian

Happy New Year: Introducing Incredible PBX 2021 for Debian

Friday, January 1, 2021

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Shifting gears is never easy, and sometimes it takes ill-advised corporate blunders to move the needle. But IBM®’s decimation of the CentOS project last month coupled with the Sangoma® Ransomware fiasco were just the motivation we needed to shift into overdrive and explore alternatives for the Incredible PBX® 2021 project. After six beta releases, we are delighted to introduce Incredible PBX 2021 with ClearlyIP’s FreePBX® 15 module protection and your choice of either Asterisk® 16 or the Asterisk 18 LTS… Read More ›

Groundwire for Android & iOS: The Best $10 You’ll Ever Spend

Groundwire for Android & iOS: The Best $10 You’ll Ever Spend

Monday, October 26, 2020

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Now we’re getting down to the tough choices in VoIP softphones. You certainly need the Linphone app to make free SIP URI calls worldwide from your mobile phone. But you also need a softphone that connects to Incredible PBX® so that you never miss a traditional call to your home or office PBX. If you want tight integration with Asterisk® and FreePBX®, Clearly Anywhere is the hands-down winner, and you’ve still got until October 31 to take advantage of the… Read More ›

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Monday, October 19, 2020

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We’re rounding out our softphone series today with the perfect complement to Clearly Anywhere for Asterisk® and FreePBX®. Let’s face it. SIP URI dialing from extensions is not Asterisk’s strong suit which is disappointing since SIP URI calling is free. If you’ve been following Incredible PBX® 2020 developments this year, you already know that we’ve pushed everyone to move their VoIP servers to the cloud. You not only get a more flexible PUBLIC platform that lets you go virtually anywhere… Read More ›

Oldie But Goodie: VoIP.ms, The Most Versatile VoIP Provider

Oldie But Goodie: VoIP.ms, The Most Versatile VoIP Provider

Monday, October 12, 2020

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We all are fortunate to have an extraordinary selection of options when it comes to VoIP Providers. For redundancy and reliability, nobody quite matches Skyetel. For FreePBX® and SIP phone integration, ClearlyIP is the hands-down winner. And, if you’re searching for the Most Versatile VoIP Provider, look no further than VoIP.ms, now with a $10 signup credit with your first deposit to kick the tires. We are thrilled that all three of these providers are Platinum Sponsors of Nerd Vittles… Read More ›