Saturday, November 12, 2005

Everyone is giving away something.

 
Packet8 Broadband Phone is now offering Free Equipment and Free Activation so the total start up cost is now only 19.95 which is simply the fist months billing.
 
iConnectHere VoIP Service by Delta3 is now offering free shipping to ANYWHERE in the world so that is great for folks, well, just about anywhere.
 
Broadband Phone Services list of insider VoIP Articles contines to grow and expand with the latest one The Best VoIP Phone Companies Offer Unlimited Calling and Features giving a great breakdown of Lingo, Packet8 and SunRocket.
 
 
 

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Some Cool Stuff to check Out

Been bouncing around finding all types of stuff to check out and play with. 
 
If you are still in the land line world but want to get Discount Long Distance CutThatBill.com is a great tool to check rates from a bunch of providers at one time.
 
I have been working hard to track down a good Dallas Web Site Optimization Firm and have found a few and think I have to say DFW Based MasterLink is probally the best top ranking web design company I can find.  They certainly have a staff of real experts and even offer free SEO Seminars if you happen to live close to DFW.
 
VoIP Hunt Continues to roll out new resources the most recent is a City Specific Search for 600 Texas Cities for VoIP and Cell Phone Services.  Right now it is just a list but I am sure the project is on the way to make it as functional as all their other tools. 
 
Broadband Phone Services has brought back Lingo Broad Band Phone into their good graces so visitors can once again get Free Calling to Western Europe.
 
That's all for now I will see what else I can manage to dig up
 

Friday, November 04, 2005

Microsoft Gets Into the VoIP Wold with a Bang!

Bang?  Well via buy out as per usual I just got this from Fierce VoIP,
 

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Microsoft acquires VoIP developer

Microsoft said it has acquired Media-Streams.com, a 23-employee Zurich-based company that develops VoIP business applications. The software giant says it plans to incorporate Media-Streams' technologies into its corporate IM platform, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) and its Office productivity tools. Media-Streams' software is already integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. The deal's financial terms were not disclosed. The move follows Microsoft's acquisition of VoIP startup Teleo this summer. Microsoft is incorporating Teleo's technology into its consumer IM service, MSN Messenger. The company's latest purchase will help it add VoIP to the Office Live platform, which already supports real-time communications via IM.

For more on Microsoft's VoIP strategy:
- read this CNET News.com
article
- and this InformationWeek article

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I personaly think this is another example of these boys showing they have more money then brains.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Great Cell Phone Site

This looks like a great cell phone site with offers from the big providers for each state.

Cell Phone Offers by State

 

 

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Another Cool Article

Unlimited Broadband Phone Service Options - Who's the Best? – You may want to give this one a read.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Packet8 Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2006 Results

Packet8 revenues are up for the sixth consecutive quarter and are at their highest quarterly level since 2000," said Bryan R. Martin, 8x8's Chairman & CEO. "We have seen significant growth in all areas of our business, particularly the Packet8 VideoPhone and Virtual Office services, both of which offer unique and compelling price and feature advantages for residential and small business customers. We are maintaining our focus on providing the best possible voice and video communication services to our base of loyal Packet8 subscribers, and believe that the growth of this customer base depends on the continued provision of unique, differentiated services and IP applications, attractive customer value propositions and outstanding customer support."

 

Read the entire Press Release

Very Good Article

I just read a great article called Internet Phone Broad Band Phone Service is Reaching More Users - By Mark Thompson, Staff Writer at Broadband Phone Services dot Com.  You may want to give it a read.

 

BayanTel rolls out new VoIP service

Fixed-line carrier Bayan Telecommunications or BayanTel has launched recently its own voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for home consumers, and has announced a target of around 25,000 subscribers from the service next year.

 

Read the full Story Here

 

Marc

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Calculate the IP Bandwith you Need and more cool stuff

Calculate IP Bandwith

VoIP Diagnostics by Packetizer offers a nice little VoIP Bandwidth Calculator online....and free. The calculator can be used to estimate the bandwidth required through an IP based network for a fixed number of voice paths. Make sure you read the notes...very important to not only understand the process but gives some great tips too. You'll also find links to some other VoIP bandwidth calculators and testing tools at the bottom of the website.

If you want a great overview of how telecommunications agents make and will continue to make money take a look at How Telecommunications Agents have made money from 1990- Present and how they will make money tomorrow. By Mr. Spirko. Sharp guy that really understands the industry.

Those looking for a T1 Connection need look no further then T1 Quotes . Net which is a great online way to get real time T1 Quotes. They seem to have launched a sister site called VoIP and Broadband Phone Services but it does not seem to do anything yet except sell bandwith. I am sure they have plans for it.

Marc

So what is going on today?

Well according to Randall Stephenson of SBC 4 Billion Dollars is chump change. Look at this excert by Leslie Cauley of USA Today.

"By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY

SAN ANTONIO — Sitting in his office, Randall Stephenson, the point man on SBC Communications' Internet TV project, is a picture of confidence.
But pressed on the question of whether SBC has made the right choice in betting on "IPTV" — short for Internet Protocol TV — a cool but largely unproven technology, the 6-foot-4-inch Oklahoman blanches.

"If I bet wrong, I didn't break the future of this business," counters Stephenson, who is also SBC's chief operating officer. "For a company of this size, $4 billion is very little money. If I bet wrong, it's not much money for us to burn.""

Now how the heck does that grab you? With that type of attitude I think companies like Packet8, iConnectHere and Lingo will do quite well in the broadband phone services market. As long as SBC is just throwing away money sooner or later the smarter providers are going to do real damage.

Next up this week we see Trinsic seems to be mending its losses even though they have backed off on VoIP a bit. You can read that here on The Digest. As a telecom agent I have a lot of Ztell / Trinsic Residential Home Phone Service customers and don't want to loose that income.

One of the best VoIP Sites online today Broad Band Phone Services has started up a VoIP Articles Section. Looks like a great new resource.

That is all for today,

Marc