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The History of VoIP (Full Version)

The History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol, abbreviated VoIP, is a fairly recent technology. It goes by many names, including Voice Over Broadband (VoBB), Internet Telephony, IP Telephony, and broadband phone.The advent of the Internet brought with it an abundance of innovation regarding communication. Of course, there was email in the beginning, but then people started wondering whether th...
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How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business

How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business. As we all know, in 2015 BT announced that they will be switching off the PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. With this, BT will no longer accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to any ISDN products from 2020. Once the switch-off has taken place, customers will be migrated to the IPEX (IP Exchange) core network using SIP (S...
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Dial-A-Taxi – One Number for all Cornwall taxis

Welcome to DIAL-A-TAXI One Number for all Cornwall taxis. Call 0870-945-8294 for Wadebridge, Bodmin, Newquay, St Austell,. Truro, Falmouth and Penzance taxis. Calls cost 13p per minute from a BT phone line. Calls from mobile and other networks may cost more.
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BT to be fined £42m for breaching contracts with telecoms providers

BT will be fined £42m for a serious breach of Ofcom’s rules, after the company reduced compensation payments to other telecoms providers for late installations. Ofcom investigation finds BT cut its compensation payments for delays in connecting high-speed business lines These important networks underpin the UK’s communications infrastructure BT has admitted failings, and agreed to compe...
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OpenTAP access number changes

Due to the new Ofcom regulation changes effective immediately you are required to change the access number for OpenTAP Due to legislation and regulation changes Ofcom has decided that as of October 2019 all 070 Personal Numbers will be re-rated to the cost of a mobile call. Therefore we can no longer support OpenTAP on the current access numbers 07045607101 or 07011106620. You must therefore chan...
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20 Free SIP/VoIP Softphones

QuteCom Previously known as WengoPhone, Qutecom is a free, SIP compatible VoIP softphone initially developed by Wengo. QuteCom supports a range of VoIP codecs including G.729, G.711, iLBC, G.722 (wideband) and Speex. H.263 for video is also supported. XLite from Counterpath A very popular, free SIP softphone supporting a range of codecs and also offering great support for desktop business video...
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Problem on some WiFi networks with the VoIP (SIP) Groundwire App

We have had a couple of instances where clients have been unable to make outbound calls with their PrepayGEO VoIP (SIP) accounts using the Groundwire app. In all cases the client could receive inbound calls, but could not make outbound! This is due to a proxy configuration issue which occurs on some internet broadband/DSL routers. This can be resolved by following the below instructions. 1.C...
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SMS Gateway Provider for Burglar Alarm Text Messaging

Does your security alarm system, pager or other device use TAP to SMS messaging alerts? FranzCom has the solution for you! Our dial-up TAP to SMS and email messaging gateway is completely free of charge to use, you only pay for the call to the dial-up access phone line! All you have to do is register with us, its easy! We provide a 2 in 1 service! TAP to SMS and for double backup in case of mobi...
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Clear pricing of our NGN phone numbers

Here at FranzCom we believe in making customers, callers and other end-users of our phone numbers we issue, known as NGN's which means "non-geographic numbers" For that very reason here you will find the costs of each number type are provide. Number types and costs to the callers from a BT line (calls from mobiles and other networks may vary) 070457xxxx (cost to caller £0.375 daytime, £0.25 ...
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