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Buying a VoIP Gateway? Here are 10 Things to Consider (Part 2)

The first part of our 10-point guide in buying a VoIP gateway mentioned cost considerations and capacity. Now we will talk about the next five points, and these are mostly about a few technical aspects you should consider. 6. IP connectivity types. You should choose your VoIP gateway based on the standards your company plans […]

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Buying a VoIP Gateway? Here are 10 Things to Consider

We previously wrote a brief introduction about VoIP gateways recently, and from there we learned some basic concepts about Gateways, which handle the task of transferring voice or data traffic from a circuit-switched telephone network to an IP-based network. We also talked in passing about some of the factors you have to consider when choosing […]

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VoIP Predictions for 2007

VoIP News cites top ten predictions in the VoIP industry for 2007. These predictions are taken from all around the blogosphere and tech industry news sites. Mostly, the predictions relate to how VoIP will further strengthen its hold on consumers (business and personal alike) as a service of choice, on top of, or as an […]

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Voice 2.0 Anyone? (Part 2)

Voice 2.0 entails the concept of persons being able to transmit voice, data and video from anywhere, anytime, using their tools of choice. It’s more about convergence and accessibility to services using a common set of standards. We previously discussed the basics, and here are more concepts that fall under “Voice 2.0.” Presence management. VoIP […]

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Voice 2.0 Anyone? (Part 1)

The coming of “Web 2.0” has ushered in a whole lot of online services that we could only dream of when the World Wide Web was first conceived and commercialized. There were the blogs, where just about anyone can voice out their thoughts. Then there were the social networking sites, where you got to link […]

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Your Telco Might Be Ripping You Off

VoIP is traditionally thought of as an alternative to the plain-old-telephone system (a.k.a. “POTS” or public switched telephone network). True, it’s usually cheap and would require none of the usual expensive switching equipment that telephone companies usually use. However, users of traditional telephone systems may not be aware that their telcos are ripping them off […]

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Choosing a VoIP Gateway for Your Company (Part 2)

We gave a brief introduction on VoIP gateways recently, and now we move on to factors that businesses should consider in choosing a VoIP gateway. VoIP gateways come in both hardware and software forms. However, for businesses, hardware-based solutions are more widely adopted, but can be more expensive. Many prefer hardware-based gateways as they’re considered […]

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Choosing a VoIP Gateway for Your Company (Part 1)

Gateways are essential aspects of any enterprise VoIP system. These transfer voice (and other traffic) between the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and the IP (Internet Protocol) network. This means VoIP gateways should be able to do much more than traditional PBXes that only interface your internal analog network with the PSTN. As such, you […]

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Skype Unveils Unlimited Call Plan for North America

North American Skype users have a lot to be thankful for. First, there’s the ongoing free North American calls promo. If you’re anywhere within North America–meaning the United States, Canada, and territories–you can call any landline and mobile phone within the region for free using SkypeOut. This means you can save a lot on toll […]

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Paris Hilton Hacks Voicemail Using Asterisk

Sounds like an interesting title, right? Well, apparently it’s an issue that just brought the world of Hollywod closer to geekdom. However, Paris Hilton did not exactly have to know the inner workings of Asterisk to conduct her “hack attack.” Last August, Paris allegedly spoofed fellow celeb Lindsay Lohan’s caller ID to retrieve the latter’s […]

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