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Opinion

Vyke Launches Seedrs Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Revolutionise Mobile Voice Calling

It’s funny how mobile phones started with voice calls being the only function available (and of course Snake!) and now of course voice is often ignored by many. One of the reasons for that is of course that it just isn’t flexible in the same way that social, or even email is. When I sign […]

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Opinion Services

Who manages Telepresence for London’s seriously wealthy?

Now there’s a question! It was one posed to me in a note from a reader this evening. Here is the full question. I wonder if you can help? I’m writing to ask of the uber-connected MIR cognoscenti: for the seriously wealthy of London, who manages their mobile video conferencing or room-based Telepresense needs? Do […]

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Applications Operators Services

Bababoo is VOIP done right — check it out

I recorded this phone blog via the all new, ultra brilliant new VOIP service that’s set to grow like wildfire. It’s called Bababoo and it’s really, really good. I normally don’t have any time for VOIP services that actually make my calling experience shitter. Bababoo uses the exact same dial screen that you’re accustomed to […]

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Applications Operators

VOIP-enabled Facebook chat from Vivox: Fantastic

Try this out…  I’ve just been using it and it’s utterly smart (the back-end service is provided by the chaps at Vivox): T-Mobile USA has launched itself onto Facebook, providing free VoIP calls between social networkers though the service is not yet integrated into the operators mobile network. Bobsled by T-Mobile is a VoIP application […]

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Devices

Please recommend a decent USB-headset to replace this rubbish one!

Help me, help me. My USB headset is rubbish. Absolutely dire. It’s made by Gigaware and, if memory serves, I bought it for an outrageous price from one of those airport shops when I was on my way to America. You know when you pay something like £50 for bits of plastic that you know […]

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News

RIM’s BlackBerry Mobile Voice System: Voice over WiFi, PBX, SIP

I put the keywords SIP, PBX and WiFi in the above title to make sure that anyone interested in the subject gets stuck into this release. RIM are getting very serious about supporting voice over WiFi properly. Indeed today’s announcement of Mobile Voice System 5 introduces quite a few stimulating features sure to raise exciting […]

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News

Truphone’s targeted marketing on British Airways

I did the online check-in with British Airways earlier today for the flight to Barcelona and was surprised and delighted to see some brilliantly targeted marketing from Truphone. On the same page as the boarding pass is this advertisement: Nice. Very, very smart. It makes a lot of sense given you can actually purchase on […]

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News

Giving serious thought to Truphone’s Local Anywhere product

I’m heading to the States shortly — then Barcelona — and I’m therefore strongly considering trying out Truphone’s Local Anywhere package. I’ve a strong affinity to simply walking into a T-Mobile USA shop and picking up some sim cards, but I do think I should check out the service and see what it’s like. I’ve […]

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News

Google Apps for your PBX: In stealth and coming soon

Calling all investors looking for a mobile business that’s poised to address a massive user-base both in the United Kingdom and internationally! I’ve been advising a small company that I guarantee you’ll never have heard of. They’re one of those firms that I suspect will come out of nowhere and run away with their chosen […]

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Applications

News in from Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone

I had this note in from Truphone‘s CEO, Geraldine Wilson, to update us on their news. Have a read: – – – – – Dear Ewan, You’ve said you’re a “long time fan of Truphone,” so you might be interested in our latest news: Eleven more Nokia handset models – including the N96 and the […]

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News

Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Mobile cost control for enterprises with Agito Networks

Last week I met the team at Agito Networks to discuss their proposition for enterprise telephony. Agito was set up to address a number of issues in the enterprise mobile market. Poor in-building coverage is an issue for many businesses and has been exacerbated by the trend towards greener buildings which tend to use materials […]

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News

Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Truphone; the first global operator?

The item that caught my eye at Mobile World Congress was Truphone‘s announcement of Truphone Local Anywhere. As a long time fan of Truphone I’m always interested to see what they’re planning next and this looked like the announcement that nailed the question about where their strategy is taking them. In one respect announcing a […]