Daily VoIP News Digest
Sunday 07th of February 2010
June 29, 2009

Truphone now works with 11 more devices

by Alan Harten
Truphone has announced that there are now 11 more Nokia mobile devices that are compatible with the Truphone service. The Nokia devices allow more mobile users to take advantage of the services and calling plans offered by the mobile service provider. CEO of Truphone Geraldine Wilson said that TruPhone was first introduced to the public with Nokia so it is ...

June 23, 2009

Help with VoIP over Wi-Fi for Blackberry

by Alan Harten
Agito Networks has recently reworked its mobile unified communications service to offer users VoIP over Wi-Fi on mobile Blackberry devices. Agito has been able to expand its RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to include the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and the Curve models of 8900, 8800, and 8300. However the Blackberry Storm models are not part of the list of compatible phones, as ...

June 18, 2009

Ipcortex trebles IP PBX sales

by David Masters
UK-based IP PBX maker, ipcortex, reported that sales of its IP PBX rose 200% during the first three months of 2009, compared with the year ago period. This increase is especially impressive in a market that has reported a widespread decline in PBX sales volumes. Industry analysts, MZA, earlier this month revealed that across the market PBX sales are down 38%. Rob Pickering, ...

June 17, 2009

5 offers embedded TV shows

by Alan Harten
Five recently announced that viewers who want to catch up on their favorite TV shows can view past episodes or can embed full episodes into their own personal websites, simply by using the Brigthcove video player. Later in the year Five will release its own syndicated player for TV shows, allowing anyone who owns a web page to have full access ...

Ofcom wants reverse VoIP tracing for emergency services

by Alan Harten
As more emergency 999 calls are now being made from VoIP hardware gadgets, phone companies are becoming more concerned with how the calls can be traced. While VoIP calls still account for only a small percentage of 999 calls in the UK, they have increased by over ten times over the last eighteen months and if they continue to increase at ...

June 15, 2009

Free coffee with Speakeasy VoIP

by Alan Harten
Speakeasy, a subsidiary of Best Buy, is launching a new promotion to encourage customers to switch to VoIP services, by offering a free Starbuck’s gift card in exchange for faxing in a phone bill that is open to its business customers, so that you can receive a detailed analysis of how much you can save with VoIP. The offer comes alongside ...

June 10, 2009

Microsoft to compete with Skype for enterprise VoIP

by David Masters
Microsoft is set to compete with Skype for business users, having signed up VoIP provider Interoute as the first European service provider to supply Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking for Microsoft Office. Businesses looking to reduce communications costs will be able to use Microsoft Office to make free business quality VoIP calls, and low cost telephone calls to ...

June 9, 2009

ZipDX enables “crystal clear” VoIP conference calls

by David Masters
Snom users can now make “crystal clear” VoIP conference calls following a partnership deal with audio conferencing service ZipDX. Snom's klarVOICE handsets have been integrated with ZipDX to offer wideband audio conference calls, providing, according to snom, “the highest quality and clarity”. Michael Kneiling, of snom, said: “Wideband VoIP represents the next step in the evolution of IP telephony. “The combination of ZipDX’s ...

KT Networks smartphone uses GIPS HD VoIP

by David Masters
KT Networks' new smartphone is to include an HD VoIP service powered by Global IP Solutions (GIPS), it emerged this week. The Windows Mobile smartphone from the Korean telecoms provide was developed to address a rapid growth in consumer demand for high-end handsets. KT Networks said it chose GIPS to power the VoIP service on the smartphone because “GIPS was able to ...

June 5, 2009

Verizon Top Business VoIP Services Leadership Matrix

by Alan Harten
Infonetics Research’s new category for North America Business VoIP Services Leadership Matrix was slightly shaken up when Verizon Business was placed at the top for IP Centrix and IP connectivity services. Close finishers that were expected to be at the top of the list instead of Verizon Business included New Global Telecom , Cbeyond, 8x8 and Paetec. Diane Myers, Infonetics analyst, commented ...

June 4, 2009

Fring mashes up contacts into single profile

by David Masters
Social networking mobile app fring has listened to user feedback and now allows users to mash up their social circle. In previous versions of fring, if a contact was logged into two or three social networks – such as Google, Skype, and MSN – their profile would be displayed two or three times. By contrast, the latest release of fring allows users ...

Teach yourself VoIP videos released online

by David Masters
A series of over two-minute training videos has been launched online to teach business users the basics of VoIP. The videos, released by VoIP provider IP5280 Communications, aim to make installing and using VoIP simple and easy to learn for new business users. Lessons include the basics of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), the functions and features of high-definition phones, and using ...

June 3, 2009

Truphone 3.0 launched for iPod Touch

by David Masters
Mobile VoIP app Truphone 3.0 is now available to iPod Touch users, transforming their MP3 player into a Wi-Fi phone. Recently launched for the iPhone, Truphone 3.0 offers free Wi-Fi calls to other Truphone users, as well as to contacts who use Skype or GoogleTalk. The app also integrates with instant messaging (IM) services, including MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and AIM. Calls to ...