Junction Networks Brings Deluxe Business Phone Toolset to OnSIP Hosted Service

Junction Networks released a major upgrade to its flagship OnSIP hosted PBX phone service Thursday, adding browser-based IM, presence and phone status to one of the most compelling hosted VoIP services on the market today. A single browser window presents all users in an organization complete, one-look status on who in the company is “present,” which of them are on the phone, and who is free to call with a click on their names. One click and the user's extension - be it a desk set in the … [Read more...]

New FCC Rules Should Benefit VoIP Providers and Users

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski In a major policy address on the broad topic of "net neutrality" delivered Monday at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski described clearly his belief in the commission's responsibility "to preserve a free and open Internet" - and proposed new rules that should be a boon to both users and providers of VoIP technologies. Focusing on the fact of the Internet as "something profoundly successful" that "will benefit both … [Read more...]

Vonage iPhone App Gives Mobile VoIP a PR Boost

Vonage, the company that took VoIP mainstream, announced approval and began seeking beta testers for its iPhone mobile VoIP application Wednesday, in a move that may do wonders for the company's brand awareness, even if it promises little that can't already be done with Apple's popular smartphone. Remember Vonage? How that infectious boop boobee doop boop tone from all those television commercials stuck in your head a few years ago? Well, Vonage executives needed to rekindle those … [Read more...]

AT&T and Apple: Cutting Ties That Overbind


After months of criticism from various consumer groups, it has been speculated that telecom giant AT&T is closer to allowing the use of VoIP applications over its 3G data network on mobile devices such as Apple's iPhone. 3G access has been an issue over the past few months due to the fact that iPhone voice applications such as Skype can only be used in areas where the device can connect to the internet over a WiFi network.  With increasing pressure coming both from consumers and a … [Read more...]