Shared Parking Vs. Park Orbit

A question our support is often asked is, “What is the difference between shared parking and the park orbit?”. Overall,, there are no differences, in regards to what they both offer. Both are “slots” in which calls can be placed and retrieved. However, behind the scenes, there are big differences. … [+]

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Almost Half of Travelers Want VoIP on Airplanes (In Asia/Pacific)

This is one of the most controversial tech subjects I know of. VoIP on airplanes. A recent survey in the APAC region shows that 42 percent of the travelers there would like to see VoIP calling allowed in-flight. That’s 2 out of every five traveler who want to be able to make a call from the air.

As someone old enough to remember when Airfone was found in the seatbacks of domestic airplanes here in the USA I really don’t see what the hubbub is all about. As long as people use what is known as “public voice” and keep their sound levels to a quiet conversational tone, voice calling isn’t such a bad idea to see come back.

What’s more I’d be happy to see some restrictions like no calling on a night flight or red eye after 11 PM. of the destination or limit calls to 3 minutes or less and no repeat calling the same number more than once in an hour. Let’s face it, with text and email we’ve already proved we can cut down phone calls and get the same message across with text and attachments..


Accor Hotels Blocking Skype, Thankfully There’s Dialpad

This week I’ve stayed in three Accor brand hotels, a Mercure and two Ibis Styles. Granted they are not my usual type of accommodations, but when it comes to traveling along the wine route for Decouvertes du Rhone, they are conveniently located and value priced. What they don’t have though is functioning Wi-Fi and never really have.

For years I was challenged by their blocking of the ports to allow use of anything but WebMail to the point of creating a Google Apps domain back in 2007. Then it became harder to also use Microsoft Exchange which led to a full switch for the company to Google Apps.

Now it seems they block Skype. And not only Skype, even Skype’s web page so to renew a Skype In number I had to do it on my mobile phone connected over LTE vs. the Mac.  

Thankfully services like Dialpad, Zoom, WhatsApp and Telzio all worked on my Mac, and on the mobile Telegram and WhatsApp too. The biggest issue was talking to my staff. Instead of doing it all on the laptop I had to use the big deal, but in this day and age, I shouldn’t need a VPN in branded hotels….ugh


3CX Reaches New Partnership with Hosting Provider, CloudCo

3CX and CloudCo partner to offer groundbreaking Cloud PBX exclusively for the channel LONDON, UK & BUFFALO, NY, USA 13 April 2017—3CX, developer of the next-generation software-based Unified Communications Solution and CloudCo, an industry leader in hosted telephony services with a global network of channel partners, today announce that CloudCo will … [+]

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3CX is a Breath of Fresh Air for HVAC Solutions Provider, Sentera

LONDON, UK, 11 APRIL 2017 – 3CX, developer of the next-generation software-based Unified Communications system, announces the successful installation of its VoIP IP PBX solution in the Belgian and Bulgarian headquarters of HVAC Controls Provider, Sentera. The Sentera Group, founded in 1997, serves the residential housing market worldwide and is supported … [+]

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