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IceWarp Unified Communications Server 10 Review

I tested and reviewed IceWarp Unified Communications Server for TMC's Unified Communications Magazine, which will be published very soon. I was very impressed with the product and thought I'd share my test results here. Check it out... IceWarp Unified...

Free calls to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day

My Irish brethren, rejoice! For free mugs of beer phone calls are upon us this St. Patrick's Day! Truphone is offering free calls to Ireland, USA, the UK, Canada, and Poland all day. Not sure how or why other countries...

New Nimbuzz Adds VoIP over 3G

My jailbroken iPhone already does VoIP over 3G. But for you fools who refuse to jailbreak your iPhone and wish to remain in Steve Jobs' walled garden, this bit of news might make your day. The latest Nimbuzz now...

Sprint Nextel Loses VoIP Outsourcing Contact with Time Warner Cable

As if the financial news for Sprint couldn't possible get worse, according to Kansas City Journal, Sprint Nextel Corp. is losing an outsourcing contract with Time Warner Cable Inc. worth as much as $250 million per year.A spokesman for Time...

Avaya IP Office 6.0 Released

Today, Avaya IP Office 6.0 was released bringing additional new features to this tried and true SMB phone system. I reviewed Avaya IP Office back in 2004 and it certainly has come a long way since then. Avaya claims...

LastApp for iPhone = Alt-Tab

A very cool new app in Cydia called LastApp lets you quickly switch between the last two apps running on your iPhone. Think of it as Alt-Tab for the iPhone.  It only works with jailbroken iPhones (obviously). Simply go into Cydia...

Skype for Symbian

Skype for Symbian is now a downloadable application for Nokia phones and works over both WiFi and 3G.  Over 200 million Symbian users around the world can now use this Skype app to make FREE calls to other Symbian mobile...

My How Far Asterisk has Come!

I just wrote about Bill Miller leaving Digium and how Bill was one of the important faces at Digium and the VoIP industry as a whole. What I wrote at the end of the article got me thinking about the...

Bill Miller Leaves Digium

Digium and TMC having dinner Left-to-right clockwise: Steve Sokol, John Todd, Russell Bryant, Dave Rodriguez (TMC), Greg Galitzine (former TMC), Jane Brooks, Tom Keating (TMC), Bill Miller Last week I heard Bill Miller, VP Product Management for Digium had left...

Vonage World $14.99 Unlimited Promo Plan for 6 Months

Today, Vonage has launched a new promotion for Vonage World calling plan that allows new customers to sign up for $14.99 for the first 6 months with a one year agreement. According to Vonage, this plan gives you unlimited calls...

Textecution Disables Texting, Email and Web Browsing While Driving

Wireless Zone is now offering its customers a free application called Textecution which locks a phones texting capabilities when the user is behind the wheel. The application is targeted towards parents who are concerned about their teen's texting while driving...

Skype to 3G Carriers - Tear down this VoIP over 3G wall! Verizon Complies

We can end my speculation now - Verizon Wireless is indeed enabling Skype to work over Verizon's 3G network. Wow! This is ginormous game-changing news. It would appear the great firewall between allowing VoIP over 3G on carrier's networks is...

What's Wrong with Windows Phone 7?

So everyone is gushing over how sexy the new Windows Phone 7 Series is. Microsoft has done a "reboot" of their mobile operating system and gone to an entirely new operating system. Sorry Windows Mobile fans, your old apps...

Skype to Offer VoIP over 3G on Verizon Wireless?

Skype's PR man Chaim Haas emailed the TMC team to tell us that Skype and Verizon Wireless will have a joint news conference next week being hosted by Verizon Wireless and Skype at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Now this is...

Moving a Data Center

Moving a data center can be fun. Yes, if you enjoy being up from 6am (Friday) to 2am (Saturday) it's a real blast. And then spending all day Saturday until 10pm screwing in rails, rackmounting servers, installing new KVMs,...

VoIP on iPad - Yes!

Yes, it's true - you can do VoIP on the new Apple iPad. The iPad sports WiFi, 3G, speaker, and a microphone - all you need to do VoIP. But the real kicker is that Apple just modified their iPhone/iPad...

Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Nexus One

At ITEXPO I learned from Truphone's PR team that they released a new Android application updated to operate on Google's new device.Here's the news:Hot on the heels of the release of Truphone's VoIP enabled Truphone for Android application earlier this...

Carrier Peering Federation Enables HD Voice and HD Video

One of the more interesting bit of news coming out of ITEXPO is that XConnect is not only offering "High-Definition (HD) Voice Peering Federation", but they're also offering a free one month trial. Their federation service for carrier peering let's...

FREETALK Connect Alliance Formed at IT EXPO 2010

Andy Abramson (aka Mr. Harem of VoIP/Communications clients) told me that the new FREETALK Connect Alliance formed at ITEXPO has received a lot of interest from various companies looking to join in addition to the 14 charter members that have...

FREETALK Partners With Jazinga To Create FREETALK Connect

In case you were wondering how FREETALK Connect came about, it's a collaboration effort between Jazinga and FREETALK. Jazinga was launched in September 2008 as an easy 15-minute IP-PBX install that is also easy to manage. FREETALK creates a few...

FREETALK Connect Unveiled at ITEXPO

So much news coming out of ITEXPO that I missed some interesting news from yesterday. One bit of news worth sharing is from In Store Solutions which introduced FREETALK Connect, a communications platform that enables Skype calling for SMBs. Using...

Calliflower Adds Skype Calling

At ITEXPO Iotum announced their Calliflower hosted conferencing and collaboration platform added support for Skype calling. Calliflower, a web-based conferencing and collaboration platform can now be reached from any Skype-enabled PC or phone as well as from traditional PSTN phones....

Yahoo's Challenges Deploying Asterisk Corporate-wide

At TMC's ITEXPO, Yahoo's Jeremy Wadhams revealed not only that Yahoo! has deployed Asterisk corporate-wide, but the challenges he faced in adopting Asterisk throughout the organization, including several Yahoo! branch offices , several acquisitions of other companies, including Dialpad...

Use of WiMAX in Smart Grid Networks

Kevin R. F. Suitor from Redline Networks gave an interesting speaking session at ITEXPO with the topic called 'Use of WiMAX in Smart Grid Networks'. One of his more interesting comments was that plug-in electric vehicles will change everything -...

Truphone Local Anywhere - All Calls Now a Local Call

More great news coming out of ITEXPO. Truphone today announced the launch of its Truphone Local Anywhereâ„¢ service - a full GSM solution that makes it easier and more convenient for international travelers to stay in touch while saving more...
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