cloud-computing-1989339_1280Make no mistake, almost everything is becoming a cloud based service. Still running Exchange? You’re living in the past, my friend. Phone systems are, of course, no different. While I’ll maintain there are huge advantages to running an on-prem system (mostly cost and low latency), there are a lot of conveniences of having your system in the cloud. Now, when I say cloud, I am referring to platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services for this specific post.

Let’s talk a little about the conveniences of a cloud hosted phone system. First, it makes deploying remote phones a much easier process, mostly because every phone is now remote. It also allows anyone traveling abroad to bring their phone with them, and with Internet …

Our Favorite Things in VoIP by VoIP Supply

The final installment in VoIP Supply’s five part series Our Favorite Things in VoIP is loaded with some of the most requested VoIP items by businesses of all sizes! Spoiler Alert! You’re going to want everything on VoIP Supply’s Favorite Things List!


Jon Garbin VoIP Supply



VoIP Supply Consultant Jon Garbin’s Favorite Things!






What is your favorite VoIP thing?


RenegadePBX by VoIP Supply

Why is RenegadePBX your favorite VoIP Thing?

The RenegadePBX by VoIP Supply was created with every size business in mind. It comes in three unique PBX solutions; the RenegadePBX mini, RenegadePBX 1U, and RenegadePBX Pro that can accommodate the needs of small to medium sized businesses along with large enterprises. An open-source PBX series it has the ability to host …

Our Favorite Things in VoIP by VoIP Supply

Part 4 of Our Favorite Things In VoIP is a list curated by someone who knows the ins and outs of VoIP! But, what’s equally important is this value driven VoIP Supply Channel Manager puts customers first. So, this VoIP list is filled with items that will greatly benefit residential customers and businesses of all sizes. Spoiler Alert! You’re going to want everything on VoIP Supply’s Favorite Things List!

Don Stefanie VoIP Supply Channel Manager


VoIP Supply Channel Manager Don Stephanie’s Favorite Things!





What is your favorite VoIP thing?

KX-TGP600 and related add on handsets and a desk phone.


kx-tgp600 VoIP Phone

Why is KX-TGP600 your favorite VoIP Thing?

The cordless space is often the go to way to add small office and warehouse flexibility freedom. By …

Our Favorite Things in VoIP by VoIP Supply

Our Favorite Things in VoIP Part 3 is from a trusted VoIP Supply Consultant who has been with VoIP Supply for a decade and is routinely applauded by our customers for his expertise in all things VoIP. Spoiler Alert! You’re going to want everything on VoIP Supply’s Favorite Things List!

Brian Hyrek VoIP Supply



VoIP Supply Consultant Brian Hyrek’s Favorite Things!




What is your favorite VoIP thing?

PBXact Cloud Service

PBXact Cloud Service

Why is PBXact Cloud Service your favorite VoIP Thing?

PBXact Cloud Service is one of my favorite things because of industry breaking disruptive features and value. You can get it from the CloudSpan Marketplace.

Must-Have VoIP Item.

Grandstream GXV3240


Grandstream GXV3240

Why Grandstream GXV3240 is a Must-Have VoIP item?

I believe it …

Our Favorite Things in VoIP by VoIP SupplyPart 2 of Our Favorite Things in VoIP is a curated list from a VoIP industry expert who has been with VoIP Supply North America’s leading VoIP solutions provider since the company was founded.

Spoiler Alert! You’re going to want everything on VoIP Supply’s Favorite Things List!

Darren Hartman VoIP Supply


VoIP Supply’s Senior Sales Representative Darren Hartman’s Favorite Things!





What is your favorite VoIP thing?

Hosted VoIP Service

VoIP Supply CloudSpan Marketplace Hosted VoIP


Why is a Hosted VoIP Service your favorite VoIP Thing?

Hosted VoIP Service gives you the ability to setup a complete solution.


Must-Have VoIP Item.

Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800

RealPresence Trio 880

Why Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 is a Must-Have VoIP item?

The Polycom RealPresence Trio 880 is a state of the art conference phone …

Because Facebook wasn’t happy with just being the “home to more than 500 million-plus of your family barbecue photos or updates about cats” they’ve teamed up with T-Mobile to deliver a new app.  Also, a survey says that 88% of Facebook fiends want to have voice capabilities from the site.

T-Mobile has announced a new brand called Bobsled with the intention of “bridging traditional telecommunications and Internet-based voice and data services” with it’s first product being an application that allows free calls through Facebook’s chat window.

The highlights:

  • The Bobsled application for Facebook is available today as a free download for all Facebook users and is not exclusive to T-Mobile customers.
  • Allows people on Facebook to more easily connect and gives a 

Telephony services are perhaps the most important service to any business. What would happen to your business if the telephone system stopped working? This makes selecting a reliable telephony service provider one of the most important IT decisions.

As with any IT purchase, it is important to wade through the marketing information and dig down to the get the answer to questions that matter.  It truly does pays to do your homework!

By asking the right questions up front, you can avoid signing with a risky provider — or one that doesn’t offer what you need. Most VoIP service providers offer basic capabilities such as voice mail or call hold but may not give you the advanced features, service options or scalability that your organization …

A recent article and report published by Durham NH based Leichtman Research has indicated that broadband services were up for the first time in a long time in the first quarter of 2010.

This report is great news for those end users and carriers interested in selling Hosted VoIP services; Net new broadband circuits probably means that Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) is on the way out for these same businesses.

The Aastra Carrier sales team has several Hosted VoIP carriers who use the embedded base of POTS service as a lead source, of sorts. That is to say if a customer has a lot of older cooper POTS lines or circuits, billing anywhere from $35 to $65 / month / circuit (depending on where …

At Aastra we spend a lot of time and money on inter-opt testing with the leading SIP Call Control platforms; whether those platforms are premised based or hosted. One of our key relationships is with Metawitch.

For those who do not know Metaswitch they are a UK based company with a large base of USA customers. They focus on products sold to Carriers which include a “broad range of telephony application server and switching products which are building out next-generation voice networks, modernizing legacy voice networks or deploying new voice applications”.

They sell soft switch technology and within that product sector have a solution called MetaSphere which among other things provides a Hosted PBX (or Hosted VoIP) solution set. Within this product sector their biggest …