CommBytes 9/19/07

Free World Dialup wants FaceBook users to try its new voicemail via FaceBook. FWD President Dan Berninger tells more about it.  Ottowa-based Pika technologies launched its Asterisk-PBX-in-a-box appliance this week, joining Fonality and SwitchVox in this market. The device will be shown at AstriCon next week and start shipping in January 2008.  Communigate launched new version of its unified communications client interface, Pronto! Version 1.2 delivers new call control and … [Read more...]

IM Getting More Mobile

There's no shortage of buzz about video on mobile phones. But an unscientific survey by the Silicon Valley Business Journal says that 83 percent of readers have no interest in watching video on their phones. Another five percent would watch if it was free. And only 10 percent have actually done it. Which leads me to think that video is not going to be the killer app that boosters claim. Instead, instant messaging may be the application that erases the line between voice and other types of … [Read more...]

AT&T Signs Up With Tiger Direct

Though AT&T confirms that the company is moving its CallVantage VoIP service towards an exclusively SIP-based platform, the package deal with online tech retailer TigerDirect includes the MGCP-based DLink unit AT&T has shipped since launching six months ago. According to AT&T, CallVantage service with SIP devices from Linksys, Netgear and others will be hitting retail shelves in a few weeks. … [Read more...]