Improve Your Workflow with these Unique VoIP Features

A recent Pepsi commercial features a man who is constantly presented with extravagant gifts, but who replies only, “And?” each time. In a way, the man is representative of this generation: people don’t just want to know the basics, but rather what extra features are available. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as expensive as a car, or cheap as a phone service with VoIP, most people want as many bells and whistles as possible. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is the … [Read more...]

Mobile VoIP Made Simple

Truphone company founder Ed Guy is one of his company's best customers. "I'm a multiple device person. My cell phone doesn't work in my house. So when I'd only need one device I'd have to carry two." Now he only carries one, thanks to UK-based Truphone's long-awaited "mobile VoIP" for the Nokia N80, which was launched today. Currently the service is only available for Cingular and T-Mobile customers because Nokia doesn't deliver WiFi-enabled phones for the other services. Truphone's … [Read more...]

Voice SMS Picks Up Steam

I was telling a friend of mine about "talk and send" SMS messages and his not-too-interested reply was "yeah, it's called voicemail." The incremental ease of spoken SMS messages wasn't something he was going to be writing home about. But he likes to idle away weekends fiddling with his network so he can turn on the living room TV from his computer, too. Added steps and complexity, if anything, stack up as positives on his value scale. However, despite my friend's dim view of it, VoIP and … [Read more...]

uReach Says

Text messaging sounds great. Just type in a quick message - "get milk" or "at mall" - and send. What could be easier? But in practice, trying to type on a 10-digit telephone keypad is an exercise in frustration. "When you think about it, it's surprising how non-mobile text messaging ends up being," says Richard Stern, VP Marketing at Holmdel, NJ-based uReach. "You have to stop and type out the message." Making text messaging truly quick and mobile is the logic behind uReach's SayText(tm) … [Read more...]