Frustrated thoughts about broadband and road traffic

I found myself stuck in traffic this morning on my way to a meeting and frustrated with the amount of time wasted on the road and how better and more reliable broadband could be a huge productivity boost. I basically found myself thinking about a similar issue I ranted about a year and a half…… Continue reading Frustrated thoughts about broadband and road traffic

Jitsi – a Skype alternative worth exploring

I’ve been looking for a Skype alternative for a while (good to have options, especially if Skype is really part of the Evil Empire and shouldn’t be trusted) and Jitsi looks like a feasible option. It uses the XMPP protocol for IM and chat (this is the underlying protocol for GTalk and Facebook Chat) and…… Continue reading Jitsi – a Skype alternative worth exploring

Ah, the seductive VoIP telephony allure

This is our latest VoIP configuration for our new offices (which we are now moving into next Friday). I have connected my two office phones to a Linksys VoIP adapter and have configured the adapter with my FNB Connect account. The theory is that the portable phones (we have 2, 1 for me and 1…… Continue reading Ah, the seductive VoIP telephony allure

Skype or FNB Connect (SIP VoIP)?

We’re testing VoIP options for our office. Both Skype and FNB Connect give us local numbers people can call us on. FNB Connect’s call rates are cheaper than Skype’s although Skype is already pretty entrenched in our office from an IM perspective and we use Skype to chat to clients through Skype to Skype calls.…… Continue reading Skype or FNB Connect (SIP VoIP)?

Weird @CounterPath Bria DNS error on WiFi when using FNB Connect

I’ve been exploring VOIP apps for my iPhone and my Mac for a couple days now. We will not use conventional phones in our new offices (we’re moving next Friday). Instead we are adopting VOIP as our preferred telephony option (at the moment we’re going with FNB Connect as our provider). FNB Connect’s iOS app…… Continue reading Weird @CounterPath Bria DNS error on WiFi when using FNB Connect

Android ICS natively supports SIP

I’m doing some research on VOIP apps for iOS and Mac OS and I came across this interesting tidbit: Google’s newest mobile operating system version, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, natively supports SIP accounts in the Phone dialer app. That is pretty cool! I have a little more Android envy.

Now this is real bandwidth!

Speedtest 84 Mbs Work Broadband a photo by Irish Typepad on Flickr.This makes my head swim and it also puts any claims that we have competitive connectivity in perspective. Man, I could use bandwidth like this.