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Virtual PBX Reduces International Dialing Rates by as Much as 80 Percent

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwire) — 12/06/11 — Virtual PBX , inventor and leading supplier of hosted PBX services, announced today that it is reducing the cost of international calling in all of its plans by up to 80 percent. With this change, calls to multiple international locations — such as land lines in London and Buenos Aires, and mobile phones in Hong Kong — are as low as 1.9 cents per minute. The new rates are available now with no added fees or plan changes to all existing and new Virtual PBX customers on all plans.

 

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“Virtual PBX is always working to find ways to save money for our customers,” said Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “We already offer local numbers in over 40 countries for clients that want an international presence and want their callers to avoid the high costs of international dialing. Now we’ve made it possible for our customers to call out to international destinations with very low costs as well.”


The new international rates build on the company’s extensive history of providing cost-effective voice services to reach and receive vital business calls to and from locations around the world.

Virtual PBX, a U.S.-based company, started offering outbound dialing to international destinations when it developed the first hosted PBX in 1996. Now, clients can make calls out to international numbers or have employees receive calls on non-U.S. phones with a much lower rate per minute. And using the company’s Open Systems Initiative, calls can be routed to VoIP phones anywhere, for free.

In December 2009, Virtual PBX started offering local inbound numbers to their clients in thousands of cities worldwide, providing clients the ability to publish local numbers in these cities while maintaining business operations in the location of their choice. The combination of low outbound rates to international phone numbers, free VoIP calling anywhere, and local inbound numbers in both the U.S. and other countries makes Virtual PBX a strong hosted PBX choice for companies with personnel, clients or business activities in almost any global location.

Specific rate information can be found on the company’s website.

About Virtual PBX
Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike.

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Voip-Pal.Com Asserts That its Patented Enhanced 911 Technology Would Solve … – SYS


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Voip-Pal.Com Inc. (“Voip-Pal”, Company) (OTC Pink: VPLM) is issuing the
following statement regarding the state of current outdated 911
technology in use across North America. Recently several major media
outlets have reported on news stories involving the tragic loss of life
which has highlighted serious and life threatening problems associated
with the outdated 911 system currently in use across North America. The
current system was put into place decades ago before the advent of
modern mobile devices. Currently 70% of all emergency calls to 9-1-1 are
made via mobile or VoIP telephones and that number continues to rise as
the number of landlines steadily decreases. The major challenge for
emergency response personnel is the ability to accurately trace the call
from a 911 mobile or VoIP caller since wireless telephones are not
linked to a fixed location or address.1 Often mobile phone
calls to 9-1-1 are misrouted and an accurate position of the caller
cannot be established. As we have seen recently this can and many times
does lead to the tragic loss of life and property.

Voip-Pal asserts that if implemented, its patented Enhanced 911
technology could solve these problems and prevent the loss of life
associated with mobile and VoIP emergency calls. The Enhanced 911 patent
works in conjunction with one of the Company’s other patents, Routing,
Billing and Rating (RBR) to route the 9-1-1 call to the most
geographically proximate Emergency Response Center, while also allowing
the Emergency Response Center to determine the precise location of the
caller by various methods including the phone’s GPS. This provides
Police, Fire and Rescue units the opportunity to locate the victims more
quickly during emergencies even in the event of a dropped call, when a
few seconds can make the difference between life and death.

Voip-Pal CEO, Emil Malak stated, “We are saddened by recent tragic
events that have transpired and have resulted in loss of life. Our
Enhanced 911 technology was developed with these exact scenarios in mind
in order to properly solve the 9-1-1- calling challenges that have
arisen from the transition from mostly landline to mostly mobile
calling. We are striving to implement our technology in order to become
a part of this important solution. Our technology cannot save a single
life if it is not being utilized.”

Mr Malak added, “On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to extend
our appreciation to all of our shareholders for their continued support
for what we are doing. I want to assure everyone that we have been
working very diligently to bring our goals to fruition and complete the
monetization of our patents. I believe our Company is stronger and
better positioned now than it has ever been to finish the job we began
in 2003.”

About Voip-Pal.com Inc.

Voip-Pal.Com, Inc. (“Voip-Pal”) is a publicly traded corporation (OTC
Pink: VPLM)
headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. The Company owns a portfolio of
patents relating to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) technology
that it is currently looking to monetize.

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South Koreans Nabbed in Siem Reap Over VoIP Scam

Seven South Korean nationals were arrested in Siem Reap province Monday on suspicion of attempting to extort money from foreigners through Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, after a further six were detained for allegedly committing the same crime last month, an immigration official said Tuesday.

Kao Maovirak, provincial immigration police chief, said the most recent arrests of six men and one woman came after four days of covert surveillance by his officials in Siem Reap City’s Svay Dangkum commune.

“Now we are questioning them one by one; we have just finished questioning five Korean men and we will finish [Wednesday] and they will then be sent to the provincial court,” said Mr. Maovirak, adding that the group’s computers had also been seized.

On February 22, six South Korean men were arrested in the same commune on suspicion of using VoIP and illegal gambling websites to con unsuspecting customers, said Mr. Maovirak at the time.

A further seven South Korean men were arrested last year for VoIP-related crimes.

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VoIP Pioneers Pan Title II

A group of VoIP pioneers tabbed “tech elders” told reporters Monday that they are very concerned about the impact of the FCC’s Title II decision on their business.

 

 

Among those on the call to express their unhappiness was Bryan Martin, chairman of VoIP provider 8×8. He said he did not think the decision would survive court review, and in the review would waste time, cost money in lawyers fees, create uncertainty and result in going back to square one.

 

 

He pointed out that back in the early 2000s, his was a startup company getting chased by the state of California and told it was illegal to deliver voice on the public ‘net without being a licensed carrier (per Title II requirements).

 

 

One major issue is that VoIP could be treated not as an app but as a service, said Jeff Pulver, co-founder of Free World Dialup, later Vonage (and the “Pulver” in the FCC’s 2004 “Pulver declaratory ruling that Free World Dialup was an unregulated information service not a telecommunications service.

 

 

Pulver said that back in 1885 he was worried about being sued and being threatened with Title II, suggesting those fears had resurfaced with the FCC’s vote last week.

 

 

He said anyone dismissing the potential financial impact of Title II “don’t understand how Wall Street thinks.” He said telco suppliers are going to be reforecasting earnings. “That is not imagined. That is very much real.” He also said that as someone who likes to innovate and disrupt, “having to go to the FCC for permission to be disruptive will take away the incentive for many people.” Then there is living in fear of doing something and then finding out ‘Oh my god, somebody is going after me because of what I am doing.’ Ignorance is no excuse, but neither is having a law that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt.”

 

 

Asked why so many Silicon Valley tech companies did support Title II, the “tech elders” suggested that was an overstatement.

 

 

VoIP pioneer Daniel Berninger (Bell Labs, Free World Dialup, Vonage) said that there was an expression that “we don’t know who invented water, but we don’t think it was a fish.” His point was that the information services definition had been a “bubble” over Silicon Valley protecting them  from the FCC. “Silicon Valley could ignore the FCC when the information services category was there, and now they can’t.”

 

 

Berninger convened the group as part of his efforts as founder of the Voice Communication Exchange Committee, which is pushing for a speedy IP (HD voice) transition. The “elders include John Perry Barlow, Mark Cuban, Tim Draper, Charlie Giancarlo, Bryan Martin, George Gilder, Jeff Pulver, and Michael Robertson, who filed comments at the FCC on the problem with Title II.

 

 

On the call, Barlow, who in addition to being a cyber rights activist penned some lyrics for the Grateful Dead, said that he would not say there had been “widespread and enthusiastic support for Title II in Silicon Valley.” He said many of the larger tech companies are afraid of the FCC and don’t want to do anything to alienate it. “So, they have kind of laid low on this. But almost everybody I know who is a major technologist down here is in favor of anything that will maintain a level playing field, but have limited willingness to believe that Title II is the best answer.”

 

 

Bryan Martin agreed, fishing for another water metaphor: “This is such a complex issue that unless you are swimming in the pool the water all looks like it’s the same depth.”  By which he means that there is widespread support for network neutrality as a concept. “The question becomes how you implement it. I cringe when I see the CEO of Mozilla on the front page of Firefox celebrating. Unless you have lived through it the way those of us on the call have, you don’t understand [and he included a lot of his “Internet colleagues” in the Valley] the wide-ranging impact decisions like this can make.”

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Geek deals: Vonage VoIP service for $9.99 per month for a year with a $55 gift …

If you’re tired of ridiculously high phone bills, it’s time to consider switching to VoIP. You can save some serious coin by switching away from your traditional carrier, and the additional flexibility of VoIP is unparalleled. Just look at Vonage — a VoIP provider with a huge suite of features, and a surprisingly low asking price. Today, we have a deal that can save you hundreds of dollars, so here’s your opportunity to finally step into the 21st century.

As long as you have a standard high-speed internet connection like cable or fiber, you’re ready for Vonage. Even if your internet connection is a little on the sketchy side, Vonage offers a “bandwidth saver” feature designed for poor network conditions. Of course, the features you’ve come to expect from landline phones come along as well. Call waiting, three-way calling, caller ID blocking, anonymous call blocking and many other features are included at no extra cost.

If you have specific needs outside of the standard service, you can also add optional features quickly and cheaply. Virtual phone numbers, toll-free numbers, and a “SoftPhone” application are simple additions that let you get the exact kind of service you want. And with the Vonage Extensions app, you can make and receive Vonage calls on your smartphone wherever you go at no extra charge. Frankly, the vast amount of customizability is my favorite aspect of Vonage — getting just the right service without paying an exorbitant price.

For a limited time, Vonage is offering a whole year of unlimited US and Canadian calling for just $9.99 per month. You’ll get access to a suite of twenty-five features, and you won’t need to pay for activation, equipment, shipping, or handling. Better yet, Vonage is currently offering a $55 Costco gift card alongside this offer, so you can save even more. Sign up today, and kiss your costly landline goodbye.

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Geek deals: Vonage VoIP service for $9.99 per month for a year with a $55 gift card

If you’re tired of ridiculously high phone bills, it’s time to consider switching to VoIP. You can save some serious coin by switching away from your traditional carrier, and the additional flexibility of VoIP is unparalleled. Just look at Vonage — a VoIP provider with a huge suite of features, and a surprisingly low asking price. Today, we have a deal that can save you hundreds of dollars, so here’s your opportunity to finally step into the 21st century.

As long as you have a standard high-speed internet connection like cable or fiber, you’re ready for Vonage. Even if your internet connection is a little on the sketchy side, Vonage offers a “bandwidth saver” feature designed for poor network conditions. Of course, the features you’ve come to expect from landline phones come along as well. Call waiting, three-way calling, caller ID blocking, anonymous call blocking and many other features are included at no extra cost.

If you have specific needs outside of the standard service, you can also add optional features quickly and cheaply. Virtual phone numbers, toll-free numbers, and a “SoftPhone” application are simple additions that let you get the exact kind of service you want. And with the Vonage Extensions app, you can make and receive Vonage calls on your smartphone wherever you go at no extra charge. Frankly, the vast amount of customizability is my favorite aspect of Vonage — getting just the right service without paying an exorbitant price.

For a limited time, Vonage is offering a whole year of unlimited US and Canadian calling for just $9.99 per month. You’ll get access to a suite of twenty-five features, and you won’t need to pay for activation, equipment, shipping, or handling. Better yet, Vonage is currently offering a $55 Costco gift card alongside this offer, so you can save even more. Sign up today, and kiss your costly landline goodbye.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - March 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

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Kolmisoft has Released MOR X6, a New and Updated Class 5 Softswitch

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“At Kolmisoft, we understand that our success depends on the success of our clients. MOR X6 is a solution that customers can rely on and efficiently operate in the competitive telecommunication market” added Mindaugas Kezys, CEO of Kolmisoft.

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Recently, a global VoIP Billing and Routing solutions provider, Kolmisoft, has delivered the latest improved version of Class 5 Softswitch MOR. MOR X6 with advanced Billing and Routing functionality is available from March 3, 2015.

MOR was created and developed focusing on customer needs. Today’s telecommunication market faces fierce competition; therefore the product must meet and even exceed customer expectations. Such an approach helps the company give their clientele an edge and help them satisfy the end user.

MOR X6 version has many new features and improvements. These changes do not alter usage habits nor undermine working performance. Updated version still remains easy to learn and user-friendly according to the customers of Kolmisoft who joined beta testing and tried MOR X6 prior to its release.

All the new features implemented in MOR X6 were suggested and submitted by Kolmisoft customers.

“We do not project our vision of the market and decide on the importance of one feature or another based on some non-objective factors.” commented Mindaugas Kezys, CEO of Kolmisoft. “Each of Kolmisoft customers’ businesses is unique and all of them know best what is most important for them. Therefore, we offer a fully transparent and fair feature selection process that allows our customers to actively participate.”

New MOR X6 functionalities such as Multi-Level Reseller and Multi-Tenant PBX add new possibilities for extended business models. The reworked Rates and Invoice functionality guarantees increased speed and user convenience. Extended API allows tighter integration between MOR X6 and other platforms. Many other improvements directly affect day-to-day work with the system and bring great time-saving, productivity and overall satisfaction by running this business.

“At Kolmisoft, we understand that our success depends on the success of our clients. MOR X6 is a solution that customers can rely on and efficiently operate in the competitive telecommunication market,” added Mindaugas Kezys, CEO of Kolmisoft.

 

About Kolmisoft

Kolmisoft provides advanced telecom billing and routing services worldwide. Kolmisoft gained its reputation based on the quality of its main product MOR system, primarily from word-of-mouth advertising and referrals from satisfied customers. So the main Company focus is to secure a solid environment for the clients making them able to build businesses and progress towards their goals.

About MOR X6

MOR X6 is the latest version of an advanced Class 5 Softswitch system developed by Kolmisoft since 2006. MOR is designed for premium performance and scalability; therefore, it is suitable for VoIP or Broadband service providers who plan for a full-scope VoIP business deployment, need to maintain medium, high or very high voice traffic volumes, differentiate on a first-class customer service and demand high reliability from their billing system.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - March 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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Patton to Unveil New Session Border Controller with BRIs and Encrypted HD-Voice at CeBIT

NIEDERWANGEN, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Next week at CeBIT, Patton will take the wrapper off its newest SmartNode VoIP product: the SmartNode 5530 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR) with two or four BRI ports.

For small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in ISDN markets, the IPv6-ready SN5530 is an enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) that offers smooth migration to IP telephony for up to eight G.711 VoIP or T.38 fax calls and up to 512 SIP-to-SIP calls.

Patton is now taking orders for the SN5530 ESBR, which addresses four common challenges for SMBs in the ISDN world:

  • IP-enable existing ISDN phone system for SIP trunking (with optional PSTN fallback for survivability)
  • Integrate ISDN and SIP phone systems for gradual migration to all-IP (with SIP trunk and PSTN connections).
  • Replace costly TDM link to ISDN PBX with low-cost SIP trunk
  • Connect IP PBX to the PTSN over BRIs

For high-security requirements, the new SN5530 ESBR supports up to five concurrent calls with SRTP-encrypted voice and TLS-encrypted signaling.

Optional G.722 HD-Voice combined with Patton’s DownStreamQos delivers the highest voice quality in the VoIP industry.

The SN5530 enriches the small-office user experience with reliable support for such transparent ISDN features as Explicit Call Transfer (ECT), Advice of Charge (AOC), Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP) and Calling Line Identification Restriction (CLIR).

Patton’s split configuration domain ensures secure separation between the carrier WAN and customer LAN with a clear SIP-service demarcation point, while the included WEB Wizard simplifies and accelerates subscriber-side configuration.

An optional high-precision 5 ppm clock source prevents common interop challenges for DECT, PBX, and FAX in ISDN environments.

The SN5530—like all Patton products—comes with Patton’s Gold-Standard Free Support at no additional charge. Patton’s Platinum-Plus Premium 24/7 Support is also available.

Patton will exhibit at CeBIT in the Swiss Pavilion hall 13 booth C76.

Last month Croatian telecom provider Ikson reported cutting OpEx in half using Patton’s Element Management System.

In January, Patton accepted the company’s ninth INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award at ITEXPO.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) access and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking services market, Frost Sullivan recognizes Level 3 Communications with the 2015 North American Frost Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership. Frost Sullivan determined the Level 3 Voice CompleteSM solution is a sophisticated set of enterprise voice technologies that simplifies VoIP and SIP trunking for mainstream enterprises to adopt.

“Consolidating inbound customer calls was always something we wanted to do, but found it to be cost-prohibitive with traditional voice infrastructure,” said Scott Strahler, Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations at David’s Bridal. “A Level 3 SIP platform with long-distance service is the most cost-effective and efficient solution for configuring our voice services to better address our business objectives while simultaneously freeing up employees to be more responsive to customer needs.”

Level 3 bundles many features and functionalities to raise the bar against its competitors. Voice Complete offers unlimited local calling and metered or prepaid long distance, as well as shared concurrent call paths, enterprise-grade disaster recovery and business continuity options, and geographically independent telephone numbers.

Level 3 also simplifies the migration process to updated technologies needed for native IP-based SIP trunks. Its primary rate interface (PRI) conducts the handoff at the core network, rather than at the edge of the customer’s network. This allows customers working through an IP-enabled migration strategy to move at their own pace, without additional hardware purchases for intermediate steps.

“Along with Voice Complete, which enables unified communications solutions, Level 3 offers customers standalone enterprise voice services, hosted contact center, as well as audio, video and Web conferencing services,” said Frost Sullivan Industry Analyst Michael Brandenburg. “Each of these positions Level 3 as a one-stop shop for enterprise communications services.”

As part of the Voice Complete solutions, customers can access their domestic phone number anywhere on Level 3’s network. This enables a highly mobile workforce to stay connected and ensures E911 and emergency services are available to users, irrespective of their location.

Importantly, Level 3 leverages its extensive global network to support a higher level of service for longer uptimes, which enhances its service-level agreements (SLA). Unlike over-the-top VoIP providers that offer voice service over the public Internet, Level 3’s multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and carrier Ethernet data services deliver on-network quality of service (QoS) with minimal latency.

By focusing on providing value-added services instead of commodity pricing, the company positions itself as a more compelling alternative to both incumbent carriers and over-the-top (OTT) providers in the medium-to-large enterprise space. Any product that Level 3 delivers scales to support thousands of geographically dispersed users.

Level 3 is highly focused on delivering solutions that enable enterprise customer success through efficiently growing their businesses in an inherently secure manner. This, in turn, is expected to provide the company with numerous up-selling opportunities and earn it a seat at the table for customer evaluations and requests for proposals (RFP).

“Level 3 complements its heavy investments in network architecture with proactive customer communication when inevitable outages occur,” Brandenburg said. “This dedication to maintaining customer satisfaction and value has aided its continued growth in the VoIP access and SIP trunking services market.”

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Each year, Frost Sullivan presents a Product Line Strategy Leadership Award to a company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The Award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, as well as increased market share.

Frost Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; and data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com.

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VoIP Pioneers Pan Title II

A group of VoIP pioneers tabbed “tech elders” told reporters Monday that they are very concerned about the impact of the FCC’s Title II decision on their business.

Among those on the call to express their unhappiness was Bryan Martin, chairman of VoIP provider 8×8. He said he did not think the decision would survive court review, and in the review would waste time, cost money in lawyers fees, create uncertainty and result in going back to square one.

He pointed out that back in the early 2000s, his startup company was getting chased by the state of California and told it was illegal to deliver voice on the public ‘net without being a licensed carrier (per Title II requirements).

One major issue is that VoIP could be treated not as an app but as a service, said Jeff Pulver, co-founder of Free World Dialup, later Vonage (and the “Pulver” in the FCC’s 2004 “Pulver declaratory ruling that Free World Dialup was an unregulated information service not a telecommunications service).

Pulver said that back in 1985 he was worried about being sued and being threatened with Title II, suggesting those fears had resurfaced with the FCC’s vote last week.

He said anyone dismissing the potential financial impact of Title II “don’t understand how Wall Street thinks.” He said telco suppliers are going to be reforecasting earnings. “That is not imagined. That is very much real.” He also said that as someone who likes to innovate and disrupt, “having to go to the FCC for permission to be disruptive will take away the incentive for many people.” Then there is living in fear of doing something and then finding out ‘Oh my god, somebody is going after me because of what I am doing.’ Ignorance is no excuse, but neither is having a law that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt.”

Asked why so many Silicon Valley tech companies did support Title II, the “tech elders” suggested that was an overstatement.

VoIP pioneer Daniel Berninger (Bell Labs, Free World Dialup, Vonage) said that there was an expression that “we don’t know who invented water, but we don’t think it was a fish.” His point was that the information services definition had been a “bubble” over Silicon Valley protecting them  from the FCC. “Silicon Valley could ignore the FCC when the information services category was there, and now they can’t.”

Berninger convened the group as part of his efforts as founder of the Voice Communication Exchange Committee, which is pushing for a speedy IP (HD voice) transition. The “elders” include John Perry Barlow, Mark Cuban, Tim Draper, Charlie Giancarlo, Bryan Martin, George Gilder, Jeff Pulver and Michael Robertson, who filed comments at the FCC on the problem with Title II.

On the call, Barlow, who in addition to being a cyber rights activist penned some lyrics for the Grateful Dead, said that he would not say there had been “widespread and enthusiastic support for Title II in Silicon Valley.” He said many of the larger tech companies are afraid of the FCC and don’t want to do anything to alienate it. “So, they have kind of laid low on this. But almost everybody I know who is a major technologist down here is in favor of anything that will maintain a level playing field, but have limited willingness to believe that Title II is the best answer.”

Bryan Martin agreed, fishing for another water metaphor: “This is such a complex issue that unless you are swimming in the pool the water all looks like it’s the same depth.” By which he means that there is widespread support for network neutrality as a concept. “The question becomes how you implement it. I cringe when I see the CEO of Mozilla on the front page of Firefox celebrating. Unless you have lived through it the way those of us on the call have, you don’t understand [and he included a lot of his “Internet colleagues” in the Valley] the wide-ranging impact decisions like this can make.”

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Hosted PBX for small business


Hosted PBX for small business

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WhaTech Channel: Business Telephony News

Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:23

Submitted by Claudette Pope

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Make your small business look like big business The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) has been the option for telephony for a long time, now is a good time to consider a change.

Internet speeds have improved, particularly in areas where the NBN is in place making a hosted PBX solution practical, efficient and a cost reduction.

“Cost reduction” – magic words – no magic is required though to achieve the savings.  It is a rare business which wouldn’t have an internet connection and that is essentially what is needed to make the change. 

The simplest arrangement uses the existing internet connection, existing hardware and readily available providers such as Skype.  If your requirements are more complex, such as mobile staff, staff working from home, staff who travel, this can also be accommodated as a hosted PBX uses Cloud Computing.

With a virtual PBX, a regular phone number can be provided, extensions can be allocated to individuals regardless of location, mobile staff can use their mobile equipment to access the PBX and your callers may not know the difference.

Hosted PBX can also give you features which are inherent in fixed line, sophisticated and expensive systems.  Features such as—

  • Voice mail – which can send an email and/or text when a message is received
  • Call forward
  • Conference calls
  • Caller ID
  • Call diversion, including call follow
  • Caller blocking
  • Day/night modes
  • Do not disturb, and
  • Toll free numbers

Headsets, cordless phones and reception consoles can still be used.

Flexibility is also key to a hosted PBX and without having to add or change hardware to do it, it is so flexible it can bend over backwards.  One example is adding extensions or an additional phone line, costs will depend on your plan and your provider.

If a business has a number of offices, even if they are spread around Australia, it is possible to connect directly with each office or warehouse or home or mobile device.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is no longer dogged by slow responses, long delays or distortion.  Dedicated providers are ensuring their infrastructure is high quality such as routers and cabling, to provide clarity, speed and reliability.

The available reporting with a hosted option will also give you a greater insight into your business activities such as missed calls, length of calls and peak times.

Maintenance is easy and can be taken care of by My Business Voice or be done in-house using straight forward tools via the web without having to be a programmer or IT guru.

Time to get your head out of the cloud and put your phone system there instead.

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