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Phybridge PoLRE Review - Power over Ethernet using Phone Wires

Check out my Phybridge PoLRE Review, a suite of three products that let you use your existing phone wiring to deploy VoIP with full Power over Ethernet capabilities. The three products are the PoLRE LPC 8 Port Switch targeting the...

magicJack Plus Update

Here are some updates for the magicJack Plus, which I recently reviewed.The magicJack Plus will be officially available this week on www.magicJack.com and will be available in major retailers before the holidays.Other important updates: Number porting capability will be included....

Twilio, the Cloud-based VoIP/Skype App Enabler

Today, Twillio is launching their cloud-based VoIP offering that enables developers to add VoIP capabilities to any website with just three lines of code. Twilio's VoIP developer toolkit called “Twilio Client” enables realtime two-ray audio to voice-enable browsers, iOS, and...

Microsoft Patents VoIP and Skype Wiretapping

Microsoft was recently granted a patent for a technology called Legal Intercept, which apparently enables Microsoft to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls. I'm skeptical. Many Skype calls are peer-to-peer (P2P) with the packets traveling across different router hops....

Google Promotes $.0007 VoIP Access Rate to FCC

Google recently weighed in on the Universal Service Fund (USF) and carrier access charges, which will affect the future of both broadband and VoIP. Over the past few years, there have been past court skirmishes over whether VoIP service providers...

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...

AT&T Wants to Kill The PSTN

TMCnet contributor Gary Kim has an excellent article about AT&T asking the Federal Communications Commission to create a timetable to shutdown the analog PSTN phone system in the United States. AT&T explains that maintaining two networks - IP and PSTN...

VoIP in Google ChromeOS

Google released their ChromeOS operating system yesterday. So naturally, as a VoIP fan I was curious if ChromeOS could run VoIP. Since Google's ChromeOS has a Flash Player built-in, in theory it can run a Flash-based VoIP client. The first...

Research Report Shows VoIP Kicking PSTN's Ass

According to Infonetics Research, VoIP services brought in $21 billion for service providers in the first half of 2009. According to their report, the number of residential/SOHO VoIP subscribers is forecast to top 225 million by 2013. In other words,...

Comcast Best in VoIP Quality, AT&T Best in VoIP Reliability

Keynote Systems released their latest VoIP quality report with some interesting findings. For one, Comcast, a cable company dominated the voice quality rankings beating the closest competitor by nearly 300 points. As for reliability, to no surprise AT&T won this...

Tell me something I don't know - Telefónica & Microsoft team up for Live Messenger VoIP

Just saw a news release put out today that Telefonica and Microsoft have teamed up for Live Messenger VoIP. CNet also picked up this news. Only one problem - on October 2nd, I discovered Microsoft had added something called "Voype"...

Let's get Naked (DSL) Cowboy!

Image of the famous Times Square Naked Cowboy. An interesting new IDC Insight report reveals that although residential VoIP services have been available in Australia for the past four years, the uptake in naked DSL has been slow compared with...

ooVoo 1.5 Adds Phone Calling & Recording

ooVoo, a competitor to Skype recently launched a new version of their software. The current version allows video conferencing with up to six participants, while Skype only supports two-party video calls.  Even cooler, the new version adds video recording, which...

Future of SIP to Skype Gateway in Doubt?

I have strong disagreements with a guest blog post on Skype Journal that was posted a few days ago titled "A SIP/Skype Gateway Is NOT In The Forecast". I totally disagree that a SIP/Skype gateway isn't in the forecast. I've...

GrandCentral supports Gizmo Project

GrandCentral, one of several companies offering "single phone number" find-me/follow-me routing, has added support for SipPhone's free Gizmo Project VoIP service. SipPhone’s popular VoIP service allows users to make and receive free phone calls worldwide over the Internet on personal...

V-Global Communications Dialer uses PSTN-to-VoIP-to-PSTN

I just came across a VoIP product that is somewhat similar to the PhoneGnome product, called the V-Global Dialer from V-Global Communications. The V-Global Dialer offers a programable, least-cost call router that sends long distance calls over a standard phone...

World PSTN Call Progress Tones Database

Telephony developers working in VoIP, PBXs, VoIP gateways, phones, modems and other PSTN technologies that are developing products internationally have to know the varying international call progress tones that differ from country-to-country. Of course, figuring out the disconnect or other...

Turn your PC into a Skype gateway

Televoce's PontiVoce (PonTEE VO-che) Server is an interesting piece of software that lets you create a 100% software-based Skype gateway that leverages the Skype API to turn your PC into a Skype gateway for relaying calls. It's worth pointing out...

Earn VoIP PSTN dialing credits by watching videos

Back in March, I had an exclusive first look at Lycos Phone, which is a rebranded softphone client made by Globe7. On Tuesday next week, Globe7 will launch a major new release of their softphone client, though they've quietly made...

SkypeOut free calling to PSTN due to network congestion problems

Check out this quote from the About SkypeOut website. "As a result of overwhelming demand and unforeseen call traffic to the regular telephone network, we are unfortunately experiencing technical difficulties which impact call completions and quality in the SkypeOut network....
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