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magicJack plan standalone VoIP phone, BB/iPhone apps; CEO slams netTALK rivals

magicJack plan standalone VoIP phone, BB/iPhone apps; CEO slams netTALK rivals

In a world of over-zealous PR and media-cautious executives, magicJack CEO Dan Borislow is a breath of fresh air.  In a recent interview with Laptop, Borislow blows off speculation of the legality of the company's recently-announced femtocell and tips an upcoming Skype-like standalone phone, but saves some choice words - "It’s a piece of sh*t ... it’s run by a bunch of fly-by-nights with no assets" - for recently-launched rival service netTALK.

PlugPBX turns Marvell SheevaPlug into Asterisk VoIP system

PlugPBX turns Marvell SheevaPlug into Asterisk VoIP system

Skype did a great job of pushing VoIP into the mainstream, but if you've considered graduating up from their closed platform to a more open, flexible system such as the open-source Asterisk project then you may have found it all a bit intimidating.  How about a straightforward VoIP system served up by a low-power, super-simple Marvell SheevaPlug instead?  The PlugPBX project promises just that: a custom Asterisk/FreePBX VoIP build designed to drop straight onto a SheevaPlug.

Video demo after the cut

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Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 5 dual-landline & VoIP handset

Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5.  The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).

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AT&T unlock 3G VoIP on iPhone

AT&T unlock 3G VoIP on iPhone

AT&T has come in for no small amount of criticism for its network's ability to cope with avid iPhoners, both in dropped calls and tardy data, so we're not sure the carrier's latest news - that it has opened up VoIP support for the iPhone over 3G connections - is 100-percent good.  Pushing network capacity to one side for the moment, the announcement means that - assuming Apple approves their software applications - companies like Skype will be free to enable 3G VoIP apps on the iPhone.

What's unclear from the press release (which you can read after the cut) is whether VoIP use will be included in the standard "unlimited" data package iPhone buyers sign up to.  Given one of AT&T's arguments in the past has been that VoIP consumes significantly more network capacity and data than regular use, it's possible that they could look to squeeze more money out of subscribers for its use.

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TeleBlend offers first $99 unlimited annual VoIP plan

TeleBlend offers first $99 unlimited annual VoIP plan

We all know the economy is tough and many people don’t have the same money coming in as they have been used to over the last several years. Many Americans are looking for every place they can find to save a bit of money on their monthly bills. If you have a broadband connection in your home, a company called TeleBlend is offering what it claims to be the first unlimited VoIP calling plan for a fixed annual charge.

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