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.
The idea of hybrid is to combine the benefits of two or more different things for achieving one specific objective. Hybrid is definitely a buzzword in the modern day. We have Hybrid cars, Hybrid plants, Hybrid vocabulary, Hybrid computers, Hybrid mobile phones… Just like a Swiss knife. By bringing one Swiss knife, you are essentially carrying a dozen of tools with you. Now even with OneSuite, what you’re getting is more than long distance calling.
Early this year I decided to try several free softphones that can be downloaded from the Internet for OneSuite VoIP service. OneSuite does offer a free softphone from SJ Labs™, but just in case you are interested in third-party softphones, here’s how to set up. Please keep in mind though, that OneSuite only provides support to OneSuite-labeled softphone.
I just got my HTC Aria phone the other day. I took the opportunity right away to set it up with my Onesuite SuiteAdvantage account. HTC Aria runs on Android OS so most application is free through android Market. I did some research on the internet and found out a popular free application called SIPDroid. SIPDroid is an open source application for Google Android devices. It was first release April 2009 and version 2.0.1 was just made available to public last month. I’ve use different softphones with my Windows Mobile before but this is my first Android phone so everything is new to me.
Last week I’ve found out that Counterpath released their latest free softphone, the X-Lite 4.0. I decided to try it and give it a short review and share it with OneSuite blog readers. X-Lite 4.0 is built on the same telephony platform as the previous X-Lite; however, X-Lite 4.0 provides a completely new user interface. While X-Lite 3.0 was predominantly dial pad-centric, X-Lite 4.0 provides a choice of a contact-centric experience, a dial pad-centric experience, or a combination of the two. I am pretty happy with X-Lite 3.0 but like many people, I’m excited when new version comes out so I decided to download, install and use it.
For people who want to enjoy the benefits and low rates of VoIP calls, but are still attached to traditional phone sets, analog telephone adaptor (ATA) might be the answer for you. Imagine the convenience of making cheap VoIP calls anywhere without a computer, just by plugging the ATA in your router and phone set.