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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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EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers

EE and Virgin Media have been fined a total of £13.3 million for overcharging almost 500,000 mobile and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early. An investigation by Ofcom found that around 400,000 EE customers ended up overpaying up to £4.3 million, while almost 82,000 Virgin Media customers were overcharged just under £2.8 million. The regulat...
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Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

Final statement published 1 October 2018 070 numbers are designed to be used for personal or ‘follow-me’ services. When someone calls a 070 number, their communications provider pays a wholesale termination charge to the 070 service provider for the call to reach the recipient. The caller is then charged a retail price by their communications provider for making that call. As part of the Call ...
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How to Use a VPN with VOIP

Fix VOIP audio and connectivity issues with a VPN Unblock Skype, Viber, and Google Hangouts Secure your video and voice chats with 256-bit encryption Save money on international calls Get instant access to more sites and services from anywhere in the world Get ExpressVPN  Why use a VPN for VoIP? Freedom Some countries in the Middle East and Asia block VoIP services like Skype...
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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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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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SMS over PSTN Phone Lines (Endorsed by Texecom Ltd)

        Vodafone the last man standing? SMS over PSTN phone lines has been used in varying industries for many years, and was often sold as an additional service by alarm companies, allowing the user to be notified of alarm conditions, and open/close events. For many years there were two main players operating the service in the UK, O2 and Vodafone. In 2012 th...
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Does your security system’s SMS alert use O2?

Security systems over a year old which use the O2's TAP gateway service to deliver an SMS text message to key holders when their alarm is activated, now need to switch to another provider. O2 withdrew their "TAP" gateway product in March 2012. Plus other major networks to follow! The change may well cause problems for a number of alarm systems. The SMS TAP service uses a landline connection ...
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