As do many people, I have been using Ookla to test the upload & download speed of my internet connection. The only problem with it is that you have to initiate the test manually. There’s a better way… Continue reading
If you are using an Obi (or another manufactures ATA) with Google Voice and wish to port your Google Voice phone number out before Google pulls the XMPP plug, investigate one of these reputable providers… Continue reading
Once you have set up your Anveo account and telephone number, you will notice that the outgoing Caller ID (what people see on their phone when you call them) is your Anveo phone number. You may wish to change this information, here’s how… Continue reading
The actual voice quality of ‘Voice Over Internet’ is highly dependent on the quality of your Internet service – if it stinks, the voice quality will too.
If you want to scrap your land line and just use the Internet for your phone calls, you need to ‘port’ (transfer) your home phone number from your existing phone company (Bell, Rogers, SaskTel etc) to a VoIP company, I chose Anveo.com. Here is how in went for me…
Most people now have wifi Internet in their homes. You can make phone calls from your cell phone, without using your cell phone minutes, just by installing an app on you phone…
To save real money on your cell phone plan, you must use the “Voice+” app on your Android phone, or, an equivalent app on a iPhone. But, most importantly, you must have some way to receive ‘unlimited’ incoming calls, even from the USA. Some cell companies only allow ‘unlimited’ incoming calls originating from phone numbers in Canada, here is a way around this limitation…
On the web, people often mention that the Anveo website is confusing or intimidating – this is because the Anveo product is targeted towards businesses who wish to replace their entire phone system with a VoIP solution with a hosted PBX that has a zillion features.
Anveo also offers a great residential product – the problem is that both the ‘simple residential product’ and the ‘fancy pants business product’ are offered through the same website!
This tutorial will show you how simple it really is to set up an Anveo account and an Internet phone number for residential use. Continue reading
If you are going to the US for a vacation, roaming charges from your Canadian cell phone company can be ridiculous. Here are some ways to travel, talk and text without regret…