VoIP Market Leaders Declare a Price War

The VoIP price war began in earnest on Sept. 30, 2004. AT&T dropped the price of its CallVantage plan to $29.99 a month to match Vonage's price. Then, Vonage upped the ante almost immediately, dropping its unlimited calling price by $5. Not to be outdone, later in the day, Broadvox Direct trumped them all by announcing a whopping $10 price cut on its monthly unlimited accounts, to $19.95. Is the industry still a bit too young to go to war? … [Read more...]

Baby Bells Feel VoIP’s Sting

The health of traditional telephone carriers such as Bell South and SBC is beginning to suffer as a result of the rise of Voip. And analysts believe the long-term ratings outlook for the Baby Bells is questionable. … [Read more...]

Astricon Astronomically Successful

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Atlanta, GA – This week’s Astricon, the first telecommunications conference to focus primarily on the Asterisk open source PBX, far exceeded virtually anyone’s expectations – including its organizers’. Conference organizers Olle E. Johansson and Steve Sokol had expected a turnout of some 120 participants just days before the conference began Sept. 22. Instead, they got more than four times that number. “The turnout is fantastic, well beyond our wildest expectations,” said … [Read more...]

Wireless VoIP Softphones To Be Released

High-end headset manufacturer Plantronics and softphone maker Xten ink deal to produce VoIP enabled USB headsets that connect wirelessly to computers running Xten software products. … [Read more...]