AT&T 3G MicroCell: Awakening Dead Spots at a Price

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AT&T Wireless has admitted that its service is less than reliable in large swaths of urban areas such as New York City and San Francisco, and has promised infrastructure upgrades in those areas in order to address the problems. When AT&T will get around to the service upgrades is anyone's guess. Fortunately, AT&T customers who live or work within dead spots in those cities now have an effective, albeit pricey, hardware device — the $150 AT&T 3G Microcell — that alleviates … [Read more...]

Voxilla’s FreePBX in a Cloud, Step-By-Step

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Note: This post has been updated with a new FreePBX in a Cloud instance for Europe. Because of the interest in our series on VoIP and the open source Asterisk PBX using Amazon's convenient Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), yesterday (2009-02-23) Voxilla released a pre-built virtual machine EC2 image using FreePBX, the popular graphical front end administration tool for Asterisk. If you are interested in a stock installation of Asterisk on the Amazon cloud (either you prefer to manage your PBX … [Read more...]

FreePBX in a Cloud With a Click

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Note: This post has been updated with a new FreePBX in a Cloud instance for Europe. Since making freely available Voxilla's  “pre-built” Asterisk installation for Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (Asterisk on the Cloud With a Click), we've received many requests for a version that includes a graphical administration front end for the well-regarded open-source PBX. Answering the demand, we settled on FreePBX, itself an open-source Asterisk GUI developed under the guidance of … [Read more...]

Asterisk on the Cloud With a Click

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Note: This post has been updated with a new FreePBX in a Cloud instance for Europe. Our two-part tutorial explaining how to use VoIP (Part 1) and Asterisk (Part 2) in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) has garnered quite a bit of attention. But due to the time required to complete the many steps needed to get up and running, some of you have asked if it is possible to create a much simpler to install "pre-built" Asterisk EC2 "instance."  In short, yes it is. And we've done just that … [Read more...]