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5 Mobile VoIP Hurdles Preventing Mainstream Adoption

5 Mobile VoIP Hurdles Preventing Mainstream Adoption

During the recent net neutrality debate and even in the past, telcos have claimed that players like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Skype hurt their revenues. There’s worry that the money telcos used to make on phone calls and text messages is declining because of these free...

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Business VoIP: A Start-Up Company’s Best Bet for Growth

A small business has many tasks and expenses to keep track of when starting up. Every little detail must be researched, implemented, and polished until everything is perfect for a successful business to get off of the ground. Among those first decisions is choosing...

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FCC Increases USF Rate To 17.9%

Universal Service Fund Contribution Factor & Quarterly Filings – Universal Service Fund (USF) Management Support Proposed contribution factor for first quarter 2012 is .179 or 17.9 percent. Contribution Factor: Telecommunications companies must pay a percentage of...

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VoIP: How Green Is Your PBX?

One of the frequent potential drawbacks to VoIP cited is that VoIP runs on electricity. But how much electricity do IP Phones and IP PBX boxes use? VoIP is surprisingly green and good for the environment, and frees you up to drive less as well. The standard for energy...

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How to move a landline number to a cell phone carrier

With so many people using cell phones for day-to-day communication (91% of all Americans or 245 million people to be exact), landlines are slowly becoming obsolete. For home owners and business owners, it is becoming easier to simply get rid of the landline and use a...

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Phreaking Telecom Fraud

Phreaking is one of more than 400 different kinds of telecommunications fraud (400 at this moment) that could cost your company a serious amount of money. Unlike other types of theft, telecom fraud does not require the thief to expose themselves to any type of...

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Built In Disaster Recovery With Hosted VoIP

Call Queuing Empowers Callers By Giving Them Choices Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in place? In addition to making sure your data is secure, a Disaster Recovery plan should also include a plan for communicating with your employees and customers...

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Worker Mobility Has Its Downside

According to a new study, the accelerating shift of workers to a more mobile lifestyle has a dark side attached to it, and that “overcoming the challenges of the dark side of mobility is essential for well-being and satisfaction in life and work.” The study,...

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FCC Increases USF Rate To 17.9%

Contribution Factor & Quarterly Filings – Universal Service Fund (USF) Management Support Proposed contribution factor for first quarter 2012 is .179 or 17.9 percent. Contribution Factor: Telecommunications companies must pay a percentage of their interstate...

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Phone Phreaking Definition

Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public telephone networks. As telephone networks have become computerized,...

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Fair Use Policy

Unlimited calling plans are really not unlimited If one of the reasons you are considering VoIP for your business is because the VoIP Provider offers Unlimited Calling, you need to pay close attention to the fine print. Most VoIP Providers have a clause in their...

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Industry Watch Dog Warns Businesses About Telecom Fraud

The Telecommunications industry watchdog ComReg has warned there has been a rise in the number of PBX fraud incidents. Criminal hackers have been able to break into the telephone systems of unsuspecting companies and generate enormous bills by reselling these minutes...

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Install New VoIP Phone System Before Moving Offices

Hosted VoIP phone systems can lower the stress of an office move One of the most over looked aspects of moving office locations is the impact the move will have on your employees. Moving is a stressfull time for the management responsible for executing the move, but...

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4 Ways To Protect Your Company Against Telecom Fraud

Telecom fraud could very easily and very quickly kill a company. All that has to happen is for a criminal to get the user ID and password (the one used to access voice mail remotely) of any employee in your company. With this information, criminals can easily set up...

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