voIP Stories April 28, 2016

When Amazon first launched its Echo Smart Speaker last year, it also set up a $100 million investment fund to help bring its Alexa developer kit to additional third-party devices. Today, that money is coming to fruition with the new Triby voice-controlled smart hub and speaker.

This is the first non-Amazon device to utilize Alexa’s Voice Service, although we have seen DIY projects that are able to leverage it. Not only does it offer support for the popular virtual assistant, this portable speaker is packed with other features like VoIP, Spotify Connect and more. Full details below.

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voIP Stories June 23, 2015

Amongst other things, one of the best results of the ever developing world of technology is its ability to connect us with friends and family from far away. However, it has admittedly left some out of the loop as its developed with more complex features. FaceTime and Skype offer quality solutions for communicating with loved ones but require pricey iOS devices or login hassles, and sometimes subscriptions.

Insert Ily, a new hardware solution to bring everyone into the fold. Its simple design puts video chat and communication front and center. Best of all, it doesn’t matter if loved ones have an Ily of their own or not, it can communicate with both iOS and Android. expand full story

voIP Stories April 10, 2014

expiredOoma Telo VoIP Home Phone System (Refurb.) $85 shipped (Reg. $150 new)

Today only, and while supplies last, Woot offers the Ooma Telo VoIP Home Phone System for $79.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping (Reg. $149.99 new). Ooma can save you hundreds of dollars each year on nationwide calls. For example, if your monthly phone bill is currently $30 you could save up to $162.25 in your first year by switching to Ooma. The only other necessary cost associated with running Ooam are faxes and fees, which are about $5 a month. Use this handy tool to estimate your potential savings and extra fees. Jump up to an Ooma Premier account ($9.99/month) and you can sync with Google Voice, make calls from compatible smartphones (over WiFi), and block unwanted callers.

Setup typically takes less than 15 minutes and is pretty straightforward…

Over 4,100 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.3 out of 5 stars and it’s currently the best selling VoIP Telephone Adapter on Amazon. Includes a 180-day Ooma warranty. Woot also has a refurbished Ooma handset on sale for $39.99.

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