Michael, Tech Guy

Michael, Tech Guy

Meet Michael, a 32-year-old IT specialist from Northern California. Michael is passionate about new technology, and always starts his office routine by browsing CNET and ZDNet first thing in the morning. A fervent blogger, Michael will also share lots of tips with you techies out there.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009 03:57

What to Look for When Choosing Phone Cards

bestphoneservicesIf you are like most people, when it comes to long-distance calling, you dial from your home phone and always try to cut the conversation short. Major phone carriers usually bundle their long-distance with local service, but the international rates are so high, long-distance calls always feel like a luxury.

Although I’ve posted articles about these softphone features and configuration instructions individually, I thought it would be a good idea to put them side by side for easy comparison. Hope this chart is helpful for our broadband access users and SuiteAdvantage subscribers, especially for those with different operating systems!

Thursday, 16 July 2009 03:52

How to Improve VoIP Call Quality

choppycallIf you're starting a home or small office, chances are you might be considering using a VoIP service rather than getting another analog phone line. One main drawback in making VoIP calls compared with regular landline is the quality of the connection. VoIP call quality and reliability depends on a number of factors.

softphoneOut of 20 or so softphones I’ve tested, I’m only recommending four that I consider keepers. Zoiper 2.0™ is the last but not the least. Don’t confuse Zoiper 2.0™ with Zoiper Communicator™ as the latter is a little bit complicated.  Zoiper 2.0™ is a simple softphone and perfect for computers with little memory on board, as it doesn’t hog resources like the other softphones.

softphoneGet your headphone ready and let’s continue with the softphone series. In my opinion, these free softphones offer similar standard features, but you get better quality on some and added features on others. There are four softphones that I would recommend downloading. Last week I wrote about X-lite™ and today I will talk about SJphone™ from SJ Labs.

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