Category: VoIP & Phone

Reddit, Kickstarter Join Net Neutrality Protests, Rally Users

In a last ditch effort to save net neutrality, websites including Reddit, Pornhub and Kickstarter are urging their users to tell Congress to intervene.

The appeals were displayed across the web pages on Tuesday. Kickstarter went as far to show a giant pop-up screen with the words “Defend Net Neutrality” across the entire homepage.

Reddit got creative; the technology subreddit(Opens in a new window) displayed a fake alert from a broadband provider warning users they’re out of bandwidth and need to upgrade their internet plan.

The sites joined an online protest on Tuesday called “Break the internet” that opposes

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Amazon Echo Connect Review | PCMag

Amazon Echo smart speakers can make outgoing calls through the internet, but they can’t receive incoming calls from regular phones. The $34.99 Echo Connect is designed to fix that, letting your landline ring on your Echo speakers. It’s an interesting idea, but it doesn’t work in several different ways, and as a result we cannot recommend it.

Design and Compatibility

The Echo Connect is a little black box, about the size of a paperback book, that connects to your landline (or to a VoIP system with an analog RJ11 output, like the Ooma Telo). It comes with an RJ11 cable

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PureLiFi Demos Skype Call Over Light-Based ‘LiFi’

BARCELONA—PCMag witnessed a small footnote in telecom history this week at Mobile World Congress: the first Skype call over a light fidelity (LiFi) connection.

The call was made using an old Samsung Galaxy S5 housed in a custom-built case that was adapted to fit a modified LiFi-XC dongle. The demo was made possible by modifying PureLiFi’s existing Linux drivers so they played nice with Android, which is of course based on a version of Linux.

PureLiFi CTO and co-founder Mostafa Afgani told us that it took five weeks to rewrite the code, modify the hardware so the handover module connected

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Business Choice Awards 2018: Voice Over IP (VoIP) Systems

Despite the myriad ways to interact, voice communication continues to be a common and powerful way for humans to conduct business (less so for other species). It’s usually easier to send an email or an instant message, but voice allows a faster back and forth, and for all parties to impart and read emotion, making it a critical tool for sales discussions. Voice over IP is now the dominant technology for making and receiving voice calls, and there’s no shortage of options.

There are so many VoIP choices that it’s hard for a business to know which one to select,

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Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card When You Sign Up for Vonage VoIP

If your monthly phone bill won’t stop growing, now’s the time to drop your landline completely. Make the switch to Vonage’s VoIP service today, and you can keep your existing number, pay just $9.99 per month(Opens in a new window) for your first year, and you’ll get a $50 Amazon gift card to boot.

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When you place your order on the Vonage website, you’ll be eligible for free shipping, activation, and an adaptor for your existing phone. Better yet, your new phone plan includes unlimited calling to numbers in Canada, Mexico,

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Digium Switchvox Review | PCMag

If you’re looking for a complete, business-ready Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service from one company that provides a variety of modern handsets tied to its own cloud-based Private Branch Exchange (PBX), then Digium Switchvox is well worth a look. The service starts at $24.99 per seat per month for up to 50 users, and has a wide variety of universal communications and collaboration (UCC) features. These features include video conferencing, presence management, instant chat, the ability to create call routing preferences, and the ability to flip easily between a desk phone and mobile device. However, while it’s a solid service for

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