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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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Billing minimums and increments

What are Billing Minimums / Increments? Billing minimum / Increments indicate what minimum and incremental measures of time are used to calculate the duration of each call, usually for billing purposes. Historically, billing increments have ranged anywhere from 60 seconds to 6 seconds or less. A “30/6″ billing indicates a 30 second minimum with subsequent 6 second increments...
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Call Centres – 16 checks to ensure you’re Ofcom compliant

Handling Silent and Abandoned Calls 1. Check your abandoned call message is being used for all campaigns 2. Check your abandoned call message content is correct for all campaigns 3. Monitor your abandoned call rate daily 4. Ensure your system rings for at least 15 seconds 5. Check your system follows the 2 second rule. The 2 second rule is mentioned a few times in the Ofcom guidelines, and th...
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Get an 0870 UK Number. 087 Fixed Rate Premium Numbers

087o, 0871, 0872 numbers are all Fixed Rate Premium Numbers and cost up to 13p per minute. With Franzcom 087 numbers you get free incoming calls to VoIP phone or app, free forwarding to UK fixed landlines and mobiles, plus forwarding to many international phone lines. Having an 087 number from FranzCom costs you nothing, there is no catch and no hidden call charges. Find out more...
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No Mr. Soros, Brexit Will Not be a Black Friday for the British Pound

George Soros says the British pound is at risk of another 'Black Wednesday' event should the UK vote to Leave the European Union on June the 22nd. We disagree! George Soros, the man who once ‘broke the pound’ is back in the headlines with warnings that the British pound would suffer a cataclysmic decline, similar to Black Wednesday of 1992, should the UK vote to exit the EU. Soros has told The...
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UK Premium Rate Number Charges

This is a quick guide to premium rate numbers, what they are used for and how much they cost: SMS shortcodes What are they? Mobile text shortcode numbers are five or six-digits long and usually begin with 5, 6, 7 or 8. These numbers are often used to pay for new features in apps, to donate to charity, to enter competitions and to download games and ringtones. You may see these numbers in promot...
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