In a seemingly unnecessary move, that frankly wasted the time of everyone involved, when they should be focused on important issues like continued exponential growth in market penetration, hosted VoIP service providers and other industry experts convened yesterday on the topic of how to pronounce the word string of letters, “VoIP”.
A House Divided
The conference was largely separated into two camps: those that pronounce VoIP as “voyp” and those that spell out the abbreviation as “v-o-i-p”. Minority parties included those that still say the full, “Voice over Internet Protocol,” and those that only abbreviate the latter words as, “Voice over IP”…
Not surprisingly, “open” was a common theme at the show. In a keynote address Tuesday morning, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao touted his company’s openness to content providers, app stores and application developers while also chastising companies like Google and Yahoo! for what he considers their potentially monopolistic hold on the Internet search and advertising market. And Vodafone was not alone. Newly minted GSMA member Verizon Wireless also pushed its open message during a press conference with Skype announcing a custom Skype Mobile application for its smartphones.
As hosted VoIP PBX fans we love Internet and tech news. So in this vein, we get jazzed about releases from giants like Google.
On 12/03/2009, Google announced the release of a new tool, Google Public DNS, and it has all of us fidgeting in our seats.
So what is it! Well, without getting too technical, DNS means Domain Name System. DNS is an important part of a hosted VoIP phone system. A hosted PBX phone, like those used with FreedomIQ, use DNS to resolve the address associated with the servers that the phones register with. While it is important in hosted VoIP PBX, it is also a very important for the Internet as a whole.
On July 9, 2009, FreedomVoice created a blog post titled, “21 VoIP News Sites, Which is #1?” The blog post asked visitors to cast a vote for their top 3 favorite VoIP news sites by leaving comments on the blog. The response was overwhelming and we received far more votes than we ever anticipated.
Well, now the results are in. The top 3 VoIP new sites are…
Two VoIP industry leaders give honest answers to tough questions on VoIP technology.
Everyone buying VoIP phone systems these days is faced with the same issue, how to choose between a hosted and premise based PBX. This presents a daunting task for anyone trying to wade through the mountain of information available on the web. But choosing is simpler than you think if you focus on the real issues.
To help you with this we asked two VoIP industry leaders with no business relationship to discuss the real issues behind hosted and premise based systems. As the 1st installment of a 3 part Q&A, this segment covers the technical differences, common road blocks, and issue of company size. Both VoIP experts have been asked to answer questions honestly and as unbiased as possible.
There are a lot of VoIP news sites out there, all of which are reporting on the latest developments in mobile, premise-based, and hosted VoIP. But you can’t possibly visit them all. Which of these VoIP news sites is your favorite and why? Cast your vote by listing your top 3 favorites in the comment box below!
In this post we are only discussing VoIP news sites, not VoIP blogs.
Did you know that even celebrities use VoIP? It’s true. Here is a list of 18 celebrities utilizing the technology. You’ll be surprised by the big names we found!
According to Vontoo Voice Marketing, these 6 celebrities have all sent recorded calls via VoIP. The Vontoo service allows people and businesses to send opt-in phone messages to fans, customers and other interested parties with updates, personal messages, reminders, promotions and upcoming event information.