Saturday, November 12, 2005

Everyone is giving away something.

Packet8 Broadband Phone is now offering Free Equipment and Free Activation so the total start up cost is now only 19.95 which is simply the fist months billing.
iConnectHere VoIP Service by Delta3 is now offering free shipping to ANYWHERE in the world so that is great for folks, well, just about anywhere.
Broadband Phone Services list of insider VoIP Articles contines to grow and expand with the latest one The Best VoIP Phone Companies Offer Unlimited Calling and Features giving a great breakdown of Lingo, Packet8 and SunRocket.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Some Cool Stuff to check Out

Been bouncing around finding all types of stuff to check out and play with. 
If you are still in the land line world but want to get Discount Long Distance CutThatBill.com is a great tool to check rates from a bunch of providers at one time.
I have been working hard to track down a good Dallas Web Site Optimization Firm and have found a few and think I have to say DFW Based MasterLink is probally the best top ranking web design company I can find.  They certainly have a staff of real experts and even offer free SEO Seminars if you happen to live close to DFW.
VoIP Hunt Continues to roll out new resources the most recent is a City Specific Search for 600 Texas Cities for VoIP and Cell Phone Services.  Right now it is just a list but I am sure the project is on the way to make it as functional as all their other tools. 
Broadband Phone Services has brought back Lingo Broad Band Phone into their good graces so visitors can once again get Free Calling to Western Europe.
That's all for now I will see what else I can manage to dig up

Cool Dallas SEO Firm

Came across a new Dallas Based Website Optimization Firm.  They seem to be pretty established going back to 1995 with a pretty impressive client base.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Microsoft Gets Into the VoIP Wold with a Bang!

Bang?  Well via buy out as per usual I just got this from Fierce VoIP,


Microsoft acquires VoIP developer

Microsoft said it has acquired Media-Streams.com, a 23-employee Zurich-based company that develops VoIP business applications. The software giant says it plans to incorporate Media-Streams' technologies into its corporate IM platform, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) and its Office productivity tools. Media-Streams' software is already integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. The deal's financial terms were not disclosed. The move follows Microsoft's acquisition of VoIP startup Teleo this summer. Microsoft is incorporating Teleo's technology into its consumer IM service, MSN Messenger. The company's latest purchase will help it add VoIP to the Office Live platform, which already supports real-time communications via IM.

For more on Microsoft's VoIP strategy:
- read this CNET News.com
- and this InformationWeek article


I personaly think this is another example of these boys showing they have more money then brains.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Good Texas Resource

Well this is not limited to VoIP it is Local, Long Distance and VoIP recomendations for about every city in Texas.  Good stuff. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Great Cell Phone Site

This looks like a great cell phone site with offers from the big providers for each state.

Cell Phone Offers by State



Saturday, August 20, 2005

Another Cool Article

Unlimited Broadband Phone Service Options - Who's the Best? – You may want to give this one a read.

VoIP Happenings In Texas and Everywhere

Consumer Advice and Recommendations

First I would like to draw attention to the two best carriers I have found for the average Texas Resident. The first one is Packet8. While these guys struggled with some customer service issues last year the commitment they have made to improve it is amazing. While SBC continues to get worse and worse and my land line continues to drop Metro Dialing (which I pay 20 dollars extra for) and customer service claims is not occurring my Packet8 Line goes on with never a problem.

The next carrier many of my fellow Texans are finding useful is MyPhoneCompany Broadband Phone specifically those in more rural markets that find it hard to find a number that is in their local area for inbound calls. Folks I know in Tyler or Lufkin generally don’t want a Dallas or Houston number. While Packet8 serves most markets MyPhoneCompany seems to have a list of local area numbers that rivals the white pages.

Next I would like to let ya’ll know about a little dandy of a search engine I found specifically for DSL Texas Options check it out it is very cool!

Lastly I found a great listing of VoIP Broadband Phone Articles – Lots of great info from some good industry insiders and unlike most they are focused on the consumer level events. Now who got the next big microchip deal or who is going to make a billion dollars. Nope useful info like who should choose Vonage and who should Not (most people). How to call Get Europe Unlimited Calling for 19.95 and more.

Now here is an exert from a good article on VoIP in Texas Colleges

The upside of wireless VoIP on campus - Russell Shaw

I'd bet they didn't have this when you were in college. Or if you are a college student, I'm almost positive this hasn't come to your campus yet. I am talking about cell phones that when in the presence of a Wi-Fi signal on the campus network, can then access the Internet and then morph into VoIP phones. Read the Full Article

On the International front

MetaSolv Gets a Major Deal

MetaSolv Software, Inc. a global leader in comprehensive service fulfillment solutions for next-generation communications service providers, today announced that one of China's largest incumbent telecommunications service providers has selected MetaSolv to implement a complete ordering and inventory management solution to support convergent telecommunication services. Read the full article

That will conclude my first post I will see what else I can dig up for ya’ll soon,

-- Matt Davidson
Native Texan and Proud of it

First Post just trying out the blog to see how it works.