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Your ultimate VoIP resource… brings VoIP video and voice calls to a browser near you [Review]

By Alok Saboo on May 8th, 2011

One of the fundamental challenges plaguing the mass adoption of VoIP services is the (real or perceived) complexity in using such services. You need a dedicated software (SIP client, e.g., x-lite) or hardware (ATA, e.g., OBi110) and some not-so-obvious configurations, before one can start using VoIP services. This complexity is enough to turn off many...

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7 ways your VoIP provider may be cheating you–Dark secrets of VoIP revealed

By Alok Saboo on March 14th, 2011

Given the commoditization of voice, it is not surprising to see VoIP providers trying to use price as the means to compete with each other and fight for market share. While technological advances and increase in call volumes may enable providers to offer low cost international VoIP calls, sometimes providers resort to shady techniques to...

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FreeSentral open source IP PBX from YATE [Video Tutorial & Review]

By Alok Saboo on October 28th, 2010

The debate between hosted PBX and on-premise PBX is far from settled. There are some clear benefits of using the on-premise PBX approach, including complete control, low running cost, ownership of equipment, and high security, among others. Without getting into the details, it is safe to say that the on-premise PBX may be an ideal...

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Truth in Caller ID Act prohibits caller ID spoofing [News]

By Alok Saboo on April 15th, 2010

The Senate and the House of Representative passed the Truth in Caller ID Act, 2010 that amends the Communication Act of 1934 to effectively prohibits any caller ID spoofing. The Act prohibits the provision of deceptive caller ID information by making it illegal to “transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information.” The law, like most...

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How to Make Ultra Cheap (Unlimited) Spoof Calls [Tools]

By Alok Saboo on August 9th, 2009

Looks like Caller-ID spoofing is a big pass time. We already covered one method to make free spoof calls. Today, we review another trick to spoof your caller-ID and have some fun Once again, we revert to our friend, Zenofon. We already covered how Zenofon provides the ultimate bridge between cell phone networks and thus...

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Never pay for Local Cell Phone Minutes – Zenofon offers Ultimate Network Bridge [Tips]

By Alok Saboo on July 31st, 2009

With this tutorial, you will be able to call from your mobile without using your local minutes. WOW!! Why do you need this? I’m sure you all know that local minutes are expensive. AT&T charges $0.45 per minute for every additional minute beyond your plan. This forces you to change your calling pattern, like calling...

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How-to Save your cell phone minutes while making Cheap International Calls [Tips & Tricks]

By Alok Saboo on July 29th, 2009

UPDATE: This tutorial has been updated. Please refer to the updated post to find out how to save your local cell phone minutes. When comparing VoIP providers for the cheapest international calling options, you often overlook the charges levied by the local cell phone carrier. Often the cost to call the local access number (local...

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Zenofon offers $5 Free International Calling Credits [Free Calls]

By Alok Saboo on June 25th, 2009

It’s been a long time since we saw some good VoIP deal offering free international calls. Well, today we have some good news for you… Zenofon is offering free calling credits when you sign up for their service. You can only register through your friend/referral, so use this link to register and you can get...

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Say NO to anonymous calls – Trapcall [Review]

By Alok Saboo on February 28th, 2009

Telemarketers have become a smart lot. Earlier you could simply use services like PhoneSpamFilter to prevent those pesky calls. But, telemarketers are increasingly using sophisticated technology to mask their phone numbers. The call appears from "Unknown number" or "Restricted number", thus preventing the use of the earlier solutions. Not anymore, Trapcall is here… With Trapcall,...

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Make free Spoof calls [Tricks]

By Alok Saboo on December 19th, 2008

Telespoofing is the ability to change the number that is displayed on the caller ID of the person you called. In normal situations the caller ID shows the number that you dialed from. For some reasons (and I will not enlist the reasons here), you may want to change the number that is displayed on...

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