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Meet Proxmox: A Virtual Machine Platform for Asterisk

Meet Proxmox: A Virtual Machine Platform for Asterisk

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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More than a decade ago, we introduced the Proxmox virtual machine platform for Asterisk®. Five years later we took another look. Along the way, there have been a few hiccups. But, by and large, Proxmox has had a loyal following for many years. Today we’re pleased to provide an updated tutorial to deploy Proxmox 6.3 with Incredible PBX®. Yes, we know Proxmox 6.4 was released yesterday, but we haven’t had a chance to test it. And, we had a terrific… Read More ›

Housekeeping 101: Managing Your Asterisk Backups and Logs

Housekeeping 101: Managing Your Asterisk Backups and Logs

Monday, April 26, 2021

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If you’re one of those that likes planting shrubbery but ignores maintenance thereafter, then today’s column is for you. Linux servers and Asterisk® PBXs need some regular attention. If you don’t invest a little time in the backup and log purging tasks, sooner or later you’ll regret it when disaster strikes. With Incredible PBX® 2020 and 2021 servers, you only have yourself to blame if you don’t make regular backups and move them off site. Simply run /root/incrediblebackup2020 and move… Read More ›

DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Saturday, April 10, 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 $59.99. 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 ›

Taming the Condo Call Box with a Raspberry Pi & Asterisk

Taming the Condo Call Box with a Raspberry Pi & Asterisk

Monday, April 5, 2021

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If you live in an apartment complex or condominium with a call box to let visitors gain door access by calling your apartment, then today’s column is for you. The way almost all of these call boxes work is the management company programs your name, phone number, and apartment number into the call box after which a visitor can look up your name or enter your apartment number and the call box will call you. When you answer the call… Read More ›

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2021 for VirtualBox

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2021 for VirtualBox

Sunday, March 28, 2021

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If you’re new to the VoIP world and want to kick the tires to see what you’re missing, then today’s one minute setup is for you. You’ll get a $10 credit to try out some penny-a-minute calls and to purchase a $1 a month phone number in your choice of area codes. If you decide VoIP is not for you, you don’t have to buy anything ever. And you can use almost any desktop computer you already own to bring… Read More ›

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2021

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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If you enjoy calls from politicians and car warranty offers as much as we do, then today’s your lucky day. Blocking spam phone calls has been a challenge to put it charitably. Thanks to some earlier work by Stewart Nelson on the DSLR forum as well as Stewart’s considerable hand-holding in the development of our previous tutorials, we want to introduce an updated call screening approach for Incredible PBX 2021 that takes into account some recent changes in FreePBX® design.… Read More ›

Amazon’s Polly TTS Returns for Incredible PBX 2021

Amazon’s Polly TTS Returns for Incredible PBX 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

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In a word, WOW! If you’ve previously used text-to-speech (TTS) applications with Incredible PBX™ or any other PBX, you fully appreciate the challenges of getting excellent voice quality from a synthesized voice. In addition to operating system quirks, you also had to scramble to find TTS software that had acceptable voice quality without breaking the bank. Well, it’s a new day with Incredible PBX 2021. Shortly after Amazon’s introduction of Polly TTS, we integrated it into the Wazo platform with… 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 ›