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VoIP Providers Must Send 911 Fees To Pennsylvania

The news below could spell disaster for the VoIP broadband providers, including Vonage, Packet8, AT&T CallVantage, Broadvoice, SunRocket, Voicepulse, etc. Basically, this legislation states that monies collected already by the broadband VoIP providers must be turned over to the state...

Packet8 is in the Christmas spirit

Packet8 is certainly in the Christmas holiday spirit early. It's not even Halloween or even Thanksgiving yet they're offering a special of two videophones at just $99 each or $198 total. They even have a bad Christmas pun - "Be...

ENUM ain't gonna happen

Mr. Blog had some interesting thoughts a couple of days ago.As we near the end of 2005, what is the status of ENUM? The original RFCs were published in 2000 I believe. Is there a single commercial VoIP provider...

Packet8 VoIP service hits the United Kingdom

DSG international plc, one of Europe's largest retail outlets, announced a deal where they carry Springvox's OEM'ed version of Packet8. It will marketing under Springvox's "freetalk" brand name (www.freetalk.co.uk), and is customized by Springvox for the UK market. (Looks like...

FCC requires some broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps

I must have missed the FCC's announcement 3 days ago that the FCC was going to require certain broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps. The 59-page FCC report is a bit lengthy for me to digest today, so maybe...

Packet8 unlimited international dialing

A new gauntlet had been thrown by Packet8 - unlimited international dialing. This is yet another momentous day for VoIP. Lay your bets now for when Vonage and the others follows suit. (or did I miss one of the...

Cisco IP Phone 7985G Videophone

Cisco has a new Color IP VideoPhone called the Cisco IP Phone 7985G Videophone coming to market that until now has been kept under top-secret wraps. According to the interim spec I received from an insider, it makes no mention...

FCC e911 - Countdown to VoIP Armageddon

The FCC extended the e911 deadline once already with its due date now August 29th - that's four days away. That's this Monday! IP Inferno reminded me with today's blog post (been having Google Talk on the brain I guess).I've...

Target to sell Packet8

Rumor has it that Target will be selling Packet8 on its shelves. This just after the recent boot that CompUSA gave Packet8. According to a source, 20 Targets will carry Packet8 products as a two month test to see if...

Packet8 financial status

Russell Shaw over at ZDNet has some insights into Packet8's recent quarterly report where it appears Packet8 is bleeding money. Russell suggests that Packet8 "pack it up pack it in" and sell to Sprint or Quest.May I suggest that all...

Motorola VT2442 & Vonage

I was reading TMCNet.com which reported the Motorola VT2442 & Vonage deal. The Motorola VT2442 is an all-in-one device that powers up to two lines of telephone service and supports call waiting, call forwarding and caller ID. It also supports...

Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis use Packet8 VideoPhone

Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, two science fiction shows are featuring the Packet8 VideoPhone on the set. According to the news release, in addition to featuring the Packet8 VideoPhone during upcoming episodes, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will be the...

Surrender to E911 or lose your VoIP calling Privileges

I just received another email from Packet8 that is a bit disturbing and could have MAJOR implications for the VoIP industry. Here's an excerpt:Please review the content of this email in its entirety and, when you have finished, click on...

Packet8 Outage

Sources tell me there was a 10-15 minute outage at Packet8 today. I also saw the news on some VoIP forums. More to follow once I find out more....

Packet8 VideoPhone review

To borrow a quote, "Beavis, this is the coolest thing I have ever seen". I got a sneak peek at the Packet8 VideoPhone, which has an embeded RTOS (UNIX/OSIX compliant) and I was quite impressed! It supports CIF (352...

AT&T the Sleeping Giant Awakens to blitzkrieg the VoIP market

So every industry pundit is claiming that AT&T has surrendered to the Baby Bells, but I know better. Here are some headlines: AT&T surrenders fight for home telephone services AT&T Gives Up on Consumer Market AT&T rings in a new...

Could VoIP market become fragmented?

One of the beauties of VoIP is its openness, its adherence to industry standards, and its ability to easily route calls across the public Internet or private networks. Unfortunately, many VoIP startups are building their own proprietary networks (i.e. their...

Packet8 firmware download with new features

I saw this posting yesterday on the VoIP Forums about Packet8's new firmware. VoIP Forum and other Technology Forums: Latest Packet8 firmware for download (Just click the link above to found out where to download the latest Packet8 firmware.) Then...
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