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Voxalot to cease VoIP operations from Dec 31, 2011 [Updates]

By Alok Saboo on November 5th, 2011

Voxalot is one of the few services that I use on a regular basis. It provides a fairly powerful platform that allows you to manage multiple VoIP providers, in addition to providing a free SIP address. You can read the long list of features that Voxalot offered. Hence, I was rather disappointed to see the...

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Breaking the Barrier – Call iNums from regular phones in 50 countries [Updates]

By Alok Saboo on January 24th, 2011

Voxbone launched the iNum initiative in August 2006 with a lofty mission of providing a single number with no geographic restrictions. Unlike the traditional numbers that are tied to a particular geography (e.g., country), iNums use a +883 global country code that are not related to particular area. iNums are a great tool and can...

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How To provide pseudo-SIP support to Google Talk client using iNum [Video Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on August 5th, 2010

In one of our earlier articles, we talked about the various ways to access VoIP. It’s ironical that most alternatives to access VoIP require either special software (read SIP clients or softphones) or hardware (e.g., ATA). Given the ubiquity of instant messengers and the fact that instant messengers already support voice chat, it is natural...

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Use Whistle Phone as a FREE mobile SIP client for the iPhone or iPad [Video Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on July 18th, 2010

Mobile VoIP (mVoIP) is growing in popularity. The growing number of mobile SIP clients on the App store is a testimony to this fact. However, one issue that plagues the rapid adoption of VoIP on smart phones is that most of these SIP clients are PAID. We have already covered two mobile SIP clients that...

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Use proxy server to bypass local ISP ban on VoIP calls? [Tutorials]

By Alok Saboo on March 24th, 2010

Although VoIP is a great technology and greatly benefits consumers, some middle-eastern countries such as UAE, Dubai, Oman, and Belize have restricted the access to VoIP. Even in countries which are generally fairly unrestrictive in Internet access, some ISPs restrict access to certain aspects (VoIP being one of them). The common approach to restrict access...

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How-to setup SIP accounts in X-Lite or other SIP phone [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on January 1st, 2010

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to all you wonderful readers!! Hope the new year brings all the good things that you have always dreamt of… Now on to today’s topic. In some of my earlier posts, I have casually talked about using soft phones (SIP software clients) to access VoIP. However, it seems that...

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Unlimited free calls to US [Free Calls]

By Alok Saboo on August 28th, 2008

Calling to the US just got cheaper (or free)!!! Jaduka has just launched dukaDial, which allows you to make calls to any US number for free. Similar to other web based calling services such as Nonoh and Rebtel, you enter your number and the party you want to call and Jaduka completes the call. Note...

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Use VoIP to save money during the admission process [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on August 27th, 2008

I recall that when I was applying for my PhD program, I literally spent hundreds of dollars on telephone calls alone. If you are one of my kinds (control freak), you would want to call up every possible person to ensure that everything is under control. Depending on which program you are applying (MS, MBA...

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Make most of your Voxalot free account [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on August 25th, 2008

I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts that you could get much more than what FWD has to offer for free using Voxalot. I received large number of queries about this. So this post details how you can get the most of your free Voxalot account. Voxalot is basically a platform that provides...

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6 ways to use VoIP [Tutorial]

By Alok Saboo on August 22nd, 2008

One of the biggest challenges in increasing the adoption of VoIP is to encourage a newbie to use VoIP. This tutorial is a humble attempt to provide an overview of the various options one has to use VoIP. In the order of increasing convenience, here are the 6 ways to use VoIP. Read on… Instant...

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