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FreePBX - Most Powerful & Flexible Phone System Known to Man

I've been writing about VoIP and reviewing VoIP products since 1996, but even I need help once in awhile to figure out how to get a certain VoIP feature to work, how to install an IP-PBX, how to configure an...

Nokia Lumia 928 Camera Shootout Against Galaxy S III & iPhone 5

Nokia put up some comparison footage from the PureView 8.7MP camera of the Nokia's Lumia 928, which is rumored to be the Verizon version of the popular AT&T Nokia Lumia 920. The video shows how it compares against the iPhone...

Microsoft Surface Wi-Fi Only? Easy Workaround...

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft Surface will initially be Wi-Fi only. I can hear the wailing of Microsoft Surface fans "No! Why? No 4G?"  while Apple iPad fans smirk and laugh at you for even considering abandoning the mighty iPad.So...

Apple's FaceTime in iOS 6 Now Works Over Cellular

In a bold move (not really), Apple is lifting the restriction that only permitted FaceTime to work over Wi-Fi and not 3G/4G cellular networks. Apple announced this at the Worldwide Developers Conference and no doubt users will be happy since...

AT&T U-verse Closing in on Verizon FiOS

AT&T U-verse is closing in on Verizon FiOS in the Battle of the Telco TV Titans. According to IHS iSuppli Research, "AT&T in the fourth quarter of 2011 added more video subscribers to its U-verse service than cellular/wireless arch-rival...

Verizon and BT Announce Cross-Network Video Calling & Telepresence

Verizon and BT announced a deal enabling each of their respective customers initiate high-quality video conferences and telepresence sessions. I spoke with representatives from BT and Verizon to learn more about their collaboration. Marc Hambley, Sr. Product Manager at...

Verizon Business Trials Cloud-Based Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service

Verizon Business takes aim at the hosted unified communications space using Cisco's UC and collaboration solutions. Hosted UC is going to be a fast growing market segment, so this is a smart move by Verizon Business. Interesting that they chose...

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...

Google Voice + magicJack = $1.66/month Phone Bill

What do you get when you combine Google Voice + MagicJack? Well, you get $1.66/month phone service, of course. First, you need a MagicJack which costs $39.99 for the first year and includes the USB device. Subsequent years are...

Major Blackberry Outage

One of our sales rep's has a Blackberry and his email stopped working. Our MIS team looked at the email settings and they were fine. After contacting technical support, they told us that there is a BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service)...

Next-gen iPod touch Features Mic, Video, and VoIP?

Wired is reporting rumors about Apple preparing a new version of the iPod touch that includes a camera and microphone, which when combined with Skype for the iPod touch would negate the need for a home phone line. VoIP...

Philadelphia City Council approves a Verizon FiOS franchise agreement

The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to approve a Verizon FiOS franchise agreement that will allow Verizon to offer fiber-based digital TV, voice, and Internet to Philly's 600,000 residents. Verizon will spend $1 billion to build out the network which...

Verizon VoiceWing Exits VoIP Business

Verizon VoiceWing customers received letters in the last couple of days saying, "We regret to inform you that effective March 31, 2009, Verizon will no longer offer VoiceWing. At that time, all VoiceWing service will be terminated". Rumors of VoiceWing's...

Verizon Hub Web browsing VoIP Phone Gadget Coming

Back in March 2007 I wrote about Verizon VoiceWing VoIP FiOS service with a brand new phone called Verizon One, sporting a touch-screen, stylus, Internet access, VoIP, and more. It's pictured here:Well, according to Boy Genius Report, it appears that...

Verizon FiOS Voice+Internet Cheaper than just FiOS Internet?

I had to do a double-take when I read the Verizon FiOS pricing plans page that shows Verizon FiOS Internet with Verizon home phone service is less expensive than FiOS Internet without Verizon home phone service. It's $5 cheaper...

Home Entertainment Is Counter-Cyclical

A national survey, commissioned by Verizon, of 1,026 American adults has found that a majority (57%) plan to spend more time at home turning to their televisions instead of events outside the home during the economic crisis. And while...

BlackBerry Storm Launch Crashes Verizon Network

I was on the phone with TMC's Verizon representative to discuss changing our mobile phone plans. The Verizon rep told me it was bad timing since their entire intranet ordering system had completely crashed as a result of the...

AT&T Calls on Wal-Mart, Circuit City for Triple Play

Just when you were ready to give up cable altogether and watch TV on your computer, telecommunication companies start aggressively rolling out fast new ways to get TV, Internet and voice services -- do I hear "Triple Play"?And they really,...

Verizon Loses VoIP Patent case to Cox Communications

Rich Tehrani writes a great story with some historical context on how Verizon lost a VoIP patent case (on all 6 patent counts) to Cox Communications. Unfortunately, a bit too late for Vonage which paid millions to settle their patent...

fring touchtone DTMF support - uh hello?

I've been playing around with fring for awhile now. I like fring which I like to call "the Swiss army knife of mobile VoIP and IM", since it works with Skype, SIP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ,...

NYC Now with the Most HD via Verizon's FiOS

With Verizon launching its FiOS TV service in New York City, our biggest city is now able to receive the most HDTV. With 100 HD channels, it offers customers more HD than Time Warner or Cablevision.The new channel lineup will...

Verizon Boosts FiOS Internet Speed

According to Verizon, beginning next week, Verizon will make available to more than 10 million homes and businesses the nation's fastest consumer broadband connections, with download speeds up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds up to 20...

New iPhone the BlackBerry Killer?

Although the CNet blog builds a pretty good case for why the new iPhone will replace RIM's BlackBerry as the mobile phone of choice in the business market, me thinks it boils down to three little letters why not...

Verizon & Alltel -- Still the Most Reliable?? (Wait and See ...)

While always great on paper, tech mergers (or mergers of any kind) often have a nasty way of not working out for the best. Now this Verizon deal with Alltel has got me worried. Worried because we just switched...

AT&T Can't Make Up Its Mind

What's a major telco to do when it can't make up its mind? Put things on the website one day and then remove them the next? Here ya go? AT&T has flip-flopped again on whether iPhone customers can get...
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