Thursday, December 28th, 2006 Posted in VOIP | Comments Off on 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 […] Read more..
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 Posted in VOIP | Comments Off on Your Telco Might Be Ripping You OffVoIP 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 […] Read more.. Read more.. Read more..
Thursday, December 14th, 2006 Posted in VOIP | Comments Off on Skype Unveils Unlimited Call Plan for North AmericaNorth 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 […] Read more.. Read more..
Sunday, December 10th, 2006 Posted in Voicemail | Comments Off on Back to the Basics – VoiceMailThe voicemail protocol is quite a bit of fun and super easy to use. Let’s just jump right into it. From the Voip-Info respository, here is how the command will go in your dialplan. VoiceMail([flags]boxnumber[@context][&boxnumber2[@context]][&boxnumber3]) You will insert the VoiceMail command after the “exten =>” (as per usual) then unleash all the excitement at the […] Read more..
Thursday, December 7th, 2006 Posted in Asterisk | Comments Off on Free SkypeOut Calls via VPN? Maybe Not Such a Good IdeaOne great thing about VoIP is that it’s free. Well, usually at least. If you’re calling from computer-to-computer, or from VoIP phone to another VoIP phone (or even computer to VoIP phone), you can usually call at zero cost. Of course, if you have your own VoIP to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) link, you […] Read more..
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