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VoIP to replace ISDN

After nearly 25 years of continuous service, ISDN channels are finally coming to their end of days. As more and more businesses migrate away from ISDN technologies we explore the reasons for the decline and the replacements on offer to businesses in more detail. So what is ISDN? ISDN stands for integrated services digital networks. It is a standard developed to cover a range of mediums like voi...
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History of VoIP (Short Version)

History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) transmission began in 1973 as a result of the experimental Network Voice Protocol invented for the ARPANET. However, it wasn’t until 1995 that the first Internet Phone Software – Vocaltec – appeared. Vocaltec brought to market the first internet phone software called the Internet Phone. The Vocaltec software compressed the voice signal, translat...
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The History of VoIP (Full Version)

The History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol, abbreviated VoIP, is a fairly recent technology. It goes by many names, including Voice Over Broadband (VoBB), Internet Telephony, IP Telephony, and broadband phone.The advent of the Internet brought with it an abundance of innovation regarding communication. Of course, there was email in the beginning, but then people started wondering whether th...
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How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business

How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business. As we all know, in 2015 BT announced that they will be switching off the PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. With this, BT will no longer accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to any ISDN products from 2020. Once the switch-off has taken place, customers will be migrated to the IPEX (IP Exchange) core network using SIP (S...
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OpenTAP access number changes

Due to the new Ofcom regulation changes effective immediately you are required to change the access number for OpenTAP Due to legislation and regulation changes Ofcom has decided that as of October 2019 all 070 Personal Numbers will be re-rated to the cost of a mobile call. Therefore we can no longer support OpenTAP on the current access numbers 07045607101 or 07011106620. You must therefore chan...
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Stop using the Vodafone service center number for your alarm systems!

Stop using the Vodafone service center number for your alarm systems and other monitoring! Stop using the Vodafone TAP gateway access number +447785499993 for your alarm TAP to Text (SMS) messaging. Its unreliable and is not a dedicated managed TAP gateway! Its time you switched to OpenTAP, established since 2012-2018 and its the UK's only official TAP gateway which has been approved by Texeco...
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SMS Gateway Provider for Burglar Alarm Text Messaging

Does your security alarm system, pager or other monitoring device use TAP to SMS messaging alerts? Does your security alarm system, pager or other device use TAP to Mobile SMS text messaging alerts? FranzCom has the solution for you! Our dial-up TAP to Mobile SMS text and email messaging gateway is completely free of charge to use, you only pay for the call to the dial-up access phone line! Al...
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Changes and upgrades to OpenTAP to SMS gateway

Important changes As OpenTAP gateway evolves and improves its service, there are some important changes you need to be aware of. New OpenTAP gateway access number. Due to our increased growth, we have installed new digital modem equipment to replace our current analog equipment. In addition to providing more reliable and consistent modem connections, the digital service will allow us to meet f...
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Do you use TAP messaging on your Honeywell Galaxy alarm systems?

If you have "Honeywell Galaxy or Texecom alarm systems" and you used to use the O2 TAP messaging service which was withdraw in 2011 or you currently use the Vodafone TAP messaging service and you are dissatisfied with their service, we have the solution for you! FranzCom have just released in December 2012 the OpenTAP Gateway the free of charge TAP to SMS/Email messaging PSTN dial-up service. T...
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EE 4G UK: Devices, speeds, availability, coverage, prices

UPDATED: Now with prices 30 October 2012 7:25 GMT / By Dan Sung & Chris Hall Everything Everywhere is now available in the UK, with a new network and a new brand, known simply as EE bringing with it the first 4G service in the  UK. Now that the auction for other 4G spectrum bands has been brought forward in order to stave off possible appeals and gripes by the network's rivals. The new EE...
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