Google Voice & Svcs

Happy Fourth: Our Gift to You — 17+ Years of Nerd  Vittles

Happy Fourth: Our Gift to You — 17+ Years of Nerd Vittles

Monday, July 4, 2022

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Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for the Raspberry Pi Oracle Cloud: Grab a Free Incredible PBX Cloud Server for Life Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX A Walk on the Wild Side: Meet Incredible PBX for MX Linux Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99 Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX It’s Debian 11, Asterisk 19, & FreePBX 16: Come And Get It 5 Minute Wonder: Incredible… Read More ›

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Monday, May 9, 2022

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One year and counting… If you still have some Google Voice numbers lying around or if you’d like to join the party a little late, now is your second chance. Amazon now is selling the OBi2182 phones to U.S. residents with native Google Voice as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Voice, speakerphone, and a power adapter for $59.99. Hold, transfer, and conferencing support are included in the phone. Here’s our Amazon referral link to keep the lights on. We were… Read More ›

Deploying a Non-Google SMTP RelayHost with Asterisk

Deploying a Non-Google SMTP RelayHost with Asterisk

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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This will not be the sexiest column you read this year, but it may be the most important. You need a reliable way for your VoIP-based PBX to deliver emails to you and your users when incoming voicemails arrive and when your server has problems. At least for Incredible PBX® platforms, we thought we had this solved with our Gmail Smarthost solution. But, alas, Google continues to move the goal posts and has announced that it will discontinue support for… Read More ›

Is SIP Trunking Safe & Reliable in the DDoS World?

Is SIP Trunking Safe & Reliable in the DDoS World?

Monday, September 20, 2021

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Since last Thursday when VoIP.ms suffered (and continues to suffer) one of the worst Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks in the VoIP era, we’ve been asked a thousand times whether any SIP trunking provider can provide a safe and reliable platform under circumstances similar to the VoIP.ms outage. We obviously cannot vouch for every trunking provider but, based upon our discussions with two of the major carriers that support Incredible PBX, we are confident that either of them could… Read More ›

DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $69.98

DEAL OF THE DAY: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $69.98

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 $69.98. 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 ›

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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If you follow Nerd Vittles, you already know all of the benefits of using an Android phone in the VoIP-centric world. You can make free calls without a cellular provider by connecting to any WiFi network with Android’s Google Voice app. You can connect to Incredible PBX® or any Asterisk® PBX and function as if you were sitting at your desk in your Covid-free office. You can join a virtual private network using OpenVPN without spending a dime. And you… Read More ›

The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

Monday, December 9, 2019

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For this holiday season, we want to shine the spotlight on LocalPhone, an oft-overlooked VoIP service that’s been around forever. You can call to and be called from any LocalPhone user at no cost. They also offer phone numbers (DIDs) of your choice almost anywhere in the world with free or almost free incoming calls. For those wanting a U.S. DID, the cost is 99ยข a month with a $3 setup fee. That gets you up to 100 free incoming… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 16-15 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 16-15 to the Asterisk Mothership

Monday, September 9, 2019

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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 ›