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Introducing Cellular Extensions for Incredible PBX & Asterisk

Introducing Cellular Extensions for Incredible PBX & Asterisk

Monday, June 22, 2020

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The Holy Grail for many of us in the VoIP community has been a cellphone that functions like a traditional Asterisk® extension on your PBX. The typical use case would be a real estate agent, service technician, salesperson, or other mobile worker who interacts with a home office as part of their daily routine. The beauty of this for the mobile workforce is it allows both the home office receptionist and the mobile worker to not only exchange calls but… Read More ›

Vonage Roars into the Asterisk World with Nexmo

Vonage Roars into the Asterisk World with Nexmo

Monday, June 15, 2020

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We’re a bit late to the Nexmo® party. For those unfamiliar with the company, Nexmo was one of the leading communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) companies prior to their acquisition by Vonage® four years ago. Perhaps because of the Vonage name, Nexmo never appeared on our Asterisk® radar. This ZDnet article will get you up to speed. Suffice it to say, Nexmo has one of the best APIs in the VoIP business, and their pricing is reasonable. A DID offering multiple call… Read More ›

OSS End Point Manager Returns for Incredible PBX 2020

OSS End Point Manager Returns for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

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It’s been a long dry spell for the OSS Endpoint Manager component for FreePBX®. Today we’re pleased to announce its glorious return for the Incredible PBX® 2020 platform. While Incredible PBX 2020 included the EPM module, getting it to function reliably was a challenge. And that’s putting it charitably. Well, those days are over by simply installing our new EPM upgrade that provides templates for more than 100 SIP phones from Aastra, AudioCodes, Cisco, Linksys, Sipura, CloudTC, Digium, Grandstream, Intelbras,… Read More ›

Turning Incredible PBX into a Lean, Mean Asterisk Machine

Turning Incredible PBX into a Lean, Mean Asterisk Machine

Monday, June 1, 2020

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Mexican Food isn’t for everyone and once in a while we get asked for a tutorial showing how to take the Whole Enchilada version of Incredible PBX® 2020 back to its roots as a Lean, Mean Asterisk® Machine. Still others want to better understand how all the Incredible PBX 2020 pieces are put in place so that unused components can be removed easily. So today’s your lucky day as we roll back the shroud of secrecy surrounding the open source… Read More ›

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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There are many commercial voicemail transcription services for Asterisk® PBXs, but none hold a candle to the speech-to-text (STT) quality of the IBM Cloud offering known as Watson® STT, formerly known as Bluemix TTS. The pricing structure is second to none. On the Standard Pricing Plan, voicemail transcription is 2ยข per minute with no rounding of minutes. Or, for voicemail transcription in most households, choose the LITE plan which offers 500 minutes a month at no cost and with no… Read More ›

Free Cellular Service in the U.S. & Canada Returns

Free Cellular Service in the U.S. & Canada Returns

Friday, May 22, 2020

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We’re a few months late to the party but, if Covid-19 has put a kink in your cellular budget or if you have young kids that could use a cellphone with unlimited calling and texting on the Sprint® network at zero cost in the U.S. and Canada, then your prayers have been answered. All you need is a CDMA phone and a $10 SIM card from TextNow. Better yet, you can purchase one of their refurbished iPhones or Android phones,… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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The Holy Grail for a mobile VoIP solution is a simple way to connect back to your primary Asterisk® PBX via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world to make and receive calls as if you never left. Let’s tick off the potential problems. First, many home-based PBXs are sitting behind NAT-based routers. Second, almost all remote Wi-Fi connections are made through a NAT-based router. Third, chances are the remote hosting platform blocks outgoing email from downstream servers such as a… Read More ›

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Monday, March 16, 2020

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If one can only claim to be an expert in one subject matter, ours would be working from home building and deploying Asterisk®-based VoIP servers. We’ve been doing it for more than a decade. And, as the need for social distancing becomes imperative with the spread of COVID-19, working from home is by far the best antidote. For those with jobs in an actual office, you still need your computer and you still need transparent office phone call access. With… Read More ›