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I have been using services like Google voice for years but google voice is a free service with many features. One feature that I use that is not advertised is that you can call Canada for free.
So you’ve decided to get a tablet PC, but you don’t know how to go about choosing the right solution for your needs. Here are a few tips that might help in your decision.
1. First and foremost which is the hardest decision….which operating system do I want to go with? Do I want to go with a chosen leader for ease of use like the Apple iPad? Do I want to have the freedom to add widgets withing Android Honeycomb? Or are you still addicted to your BlackBerry (in an Apple and Android World) that you want to continue the legacy with a BlackBerryPlaybook? This isn’t the easiest of decisions. The last quarter of this year we will see an influx of Tablet makers and this is one decision that cannot be judged by price and specs. Is it for social networking, remote access to your server, or just looking for an easy way to access your company mail on the go.
2. Next…this decision doesn’t get much easier. Which screen size should I choose? They typically range from the small 7 inch screen to the large 13.3 inch screen. Remember, that bigger isn’t always better or more expensive. Unlike desktop monitors, tablet monitors are meant to be small and handy to carry anywhere. Choose a screen that you are comfortable with, but remember sometimes the bigger they are the shorter the battery life will be!
3. What kind of performance are you looking for? Single core processor? Dual core processor or does it even matter? With a world of tablets coming to the table performance doesn’t always = price. The best “bang for your buck” might be in the middle of the road so avoid the most expensive tablets (unless you have money to burn) and check the consumer reviews of the models you have in your sights.
4. Are you looking for expandability? Determining what type of ports might actually determine which operating system you choose. Typical ports include Type I and II PC card slots, SD card reader, USB ports, VGA port, docking connector, microphone jack, and headphone jack, but Apple limits you to only the microphone jack so expandability is what your looking for than an Android tablet might be what your looking for. Take into account what you might be doing on this tablet in a year to make a better informed decision. 5. Battery life is more important than you may think! Here is a great Wiki that shows a complete comparison of the available models out there with their run times. Once you find a style and OS of your future tablet, make sure it meets your demands for battery life.
The Mobilewiseguy will help guide you with all the different choices and features so contact me.
We were discussing important points to go over with a customer before activating U-Verse VOIP. When you are activating U-Verse voip please make sure that the customer doesn’t have ringmaster service if they do please advise the customer that this service must be disconnected and they will lose the ringmaster number, U-Verse is not compatible with ringmaster if this service is not disconnected the customers voip order will not go through! Also advise the customer that voip is a digital service if a customer has a fax that is not digital it will not work and they will need to purchase a new digital fax. Please also explain that voip is not like a regular line that if they loose power the voip has a only a 2 hour battery back up and after that they will not have a home phone. Many customers do not know what voip is a digital service (Voice over internet protocol).
RingCentral bundles small businesses VoIP, call routing, faxing, voicemail, and more, saving over buying several services.
Zack SternPC World Tuesday, September 15, 2009; 12:19 AM
I’m scraping together phone service for my startup, mostly relying on mobile numbers that my contacts already know. But I’m considering Internet telephone alternatives, such as VoIP calling to save money.
Some online phone services combine the routing magic I like from Google Voice with more VoIP and business features. One example, RingCentral, sells a small-business tier of service with these functions in mind. RingCentral partly replaces traditional lines and partly supplements them.
On the routing side, the RingCentral website stores the existing phone numbers for you and your employees. When a call comes in, RingCentral rings one–or any concurrent combination–of those numbers. Extensive rules can send calls from certain contacts to certain lines. Or you can route calls based on the time of day, including sending someone to voicemail in off-hours instead of ringing your phones.
ï¿¼ï¿¼RingCentral Office includes a local area-code number, an 800 number, and a dedicated fax-line number for $99/month. Plus, the basic service includes an additional, direct number for each of four employees. (Cheaper bundles are available with fewer numbers.) You can add more incoming numbers for $25/month or upgrade to an 8-line bundle at $179/month. The service also lets you port over existing numbers so that you don’t have to update contacts with new details.
While I think I’d get the most out of these routing services, RingCentral also includes VoIP outgoing calls as part of its monthly base fee. You can make unlimited calls across the country on a SIP phone, while international calls cost extra. However, if you carry a SIP handset when traveling abroad, RingCentral will keep it locked to your local, home number, letting you dial back home without any extra charge.
Many additional features could answer your telephone needs. Voicemail boxes store messages online and can email them as audio files. You can configure a greeting and menu system for incoming calls. The RingCentral-provided fax line handles incoming and outgoing pages.
RingCentral’s flexibility is its best value, combining VoIP service, number routing, and more. Small businesses could save money versus buying many dedicated services. And since one company provides these functions–RingCentral even sells pre-configured VoIP hardware–you’ll save additional troubleshooting and configuration hassles.
Zack Stern is building a new business from San Francisco, where he frequently contributes to PC World.â
I joined this multi level mobile phone company a few months ago in case it was real. I lost $69.99 sign up because it has not been able to produce anything it promised. I even lost my WordPress Blog because I wrote about this multi level company and my experiences with them and I had posted most of the emails I got from Buzzirk or Zero1. I read today an article about Buzzirk and Zero1 that I am copying below from Fierce Wireless. Zer01 Mobile, the MVNE that has been dogged with concerns about its service, said that because of a breach of contract it has cut its business ties with Buzzirk Mobile, which was supposed to distribute the company’s service. Zer01 did not specify in what way the contract had been breached. The company also sought to address questions that have arisen about its business and technology. Recent reports by IDG News Service have raised concerns about the viability of Zer01′s service offering as well as the business practices of marketing firm Global Verge, which owns Buzzirk.”Overall, there were a number of news articles and blogs that mis-reported a lot of the facts about each company and its services,” Zer01 spokesman Ron Dresner said in a statement.Zer01 said the business dealings of Global Verge don’t reflect on Zer01, and that the two companies are separate entities. The company also saidÂ ”questions about Zer01 Mobile’s patent-pending technology in the news are totally unfounded and motivated by marketplace competitors. Any visit to the patent office will prove Zer01 Mobile’s VMC technology registration.” Zer01 added that it cannot release information about its business partners, following questions about what carriers will support the company’s VoIP-based technology (neither AT&T Mobility or T-Mobile USA–the country’s two nationwide GSM carriers–are working with Zer01).Finally, Zer01 said it planned to defend its “reputation and integrity,” possibly with legal action.Zer01 has promised a mobile virtual network enabler service that could support unlimited wireless voice and data service via mobile VoIP technology running over an unnamed carrier’s GSM network.
Sent from the Internet (Details) Hi Guys, I hope that everyone is doing well. The last few weeks we have patiently waited for Global Verge and Zer01 to get their acts together and begin distributing what they promised.The 30 days that they asked are up, and with the following two sites publishing valid facts, we have decided to put our efforts elsewhere.We have since cancelled our autoship. We strongly recommend that those of you that have joined the venture do the same. Steve Lewis interim CEO fired:http://www.mlmhelpdesk.com/2009/08/07/breaking-mlm-wireless-news-global-verge-founders-fire-steve-lewis-and-crew-before-they-can-resign/ Zer01 terminated buzzirk and global verge yesterday, and they are suing them: www.dslreports.com/shownews/Zer01-Blames-Partners-Press-For-Problems-103946
At&t and other communication providers offer bundle packages that offer discounts for the bundle.Besides the convenience of one bill and the discounts you get you are also helping out the environment by using one bill. That means less paper and less of a carbon footprint. I already had paper less billing done for my at&t cell phone. The bill is sent by email and I can go online and look over all the call details and charges. My home services bill is mailed to me.So I decide to combine my home services with my wireless. My home services is one basic phone line with caller id and call waiting and 6.0 DSL. My wireless is a $39.99 grandfather in plan with 600 minutes with rollover, 5000 m2m and 5000 nights and weekends. I have extra features like unlimited text $20, Blackberry data $30 and unlimited incoming calls $14.99.After combining my services I realize that I could not pay me cell phone bill again over my cell phone using the *729 service. This service allows customers to pay their bill over an automated system with a check or credit card.When I called in to at&t customer service I was told that I had to mail the bill in I could not pay by phone anymore since I combined the bill. I told the agent I was worried that my account would go into pass due. She assured me that when I combined the bill a waiver is added to my account so I would not have a problem. So thinking my bill would be combined by the next billing cycle I over paid my land line bill to cover my wireless bill. When I called into at&t land line customer service (18887576500) I was immediately transferred to the collections department. I asked why I was transferred to that department the at&t representative told me she did not know I had a credit on my account. I explained to her that I combined the bill and I was worried that my cell phone would go into pass due status. She said don’t worry also the combination is noted in the computer.Now when the bill is finally combine I will see if I have any savings. I also added U verse to my at&t line up and that is to be installed July 17th which is today. I will write more when I get the bill and the U verse service.www.WirelessConsultant.net