Updated Softphone Review: Media5-Fone

We recently revisited the Media5-Fone for a fresh look at what the phone is capable of in 2017. Media5-Fone is a softphone for iOS and Android with excellent voice quality and a free version that offers certain functionality at no charge. More from the review:

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Topics: Android, Media5 Corporation, IP phone, Apple

VoIP Troubleshooting Tools: Testing Your Network Connection

Problems with your VoIP connection will often take the form of degraded audio quality, including choppy, spliced, and inaudible call segments. Some disruptions are so serious that calls will drop altogether. These issues can damage important calls with customers and clients.

VoIP tests, ping tests, and traceroutes are free tools that can pinpoint what's wrong with your business phone connection when problems like this occur. These tools won't fix the problem, but they can give you insight into the location and scope of the issues you're experiencing.

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Topics: voip test, ping test, troubleshooting, traceroute

OnSIP Recognized by The Silicon Review as One of 50 Fastest Growing Companies of 2017

Last week, OnSIP was named by The Silicon Review as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2017. We are honored to have been recognized for our innovations in web-based business communications.

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Topics: Blog, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, onsip

Business Phone Security: 5 Measures to Prevent VoIP Fraud and Hackers

VoIP phones, like other devices on the internet, can be targeted by hackers for the purposes of fraud, theft, and other crimes. Many of these hackers hail from sophisticated operations that intend to hijack business phones for illicit calls. In 2015, toll fraud and dial through fraud was estimated to cost consumers worldwide over $46 billion dollars.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

3 Ways to Use Business Phone Line Keys on VoIP Phones

"You have a call on line one!" is a phrase we've all heard at some point. But what does that actually mean? Or if you've been shopping for VoIP phones, you may have noticed that they advertise a certain number of a 'lines'. Why do they matter, and what do you need them for?

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, landline, hosted VoIP

Pre-Release OnSIP Review: Grandstream DP760 DECT Repeater

We got a sneak peek at the Grandstream DP760 DECT repeater, and we decided to give the device a full review. The DP760 boosts DECT signals for wireless VoIP phones, pairing with the Grandstream DP750 base station to offer call ranges of over 300 meters. Here's what we had to say in the review:

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Topics: Grandstream, IP phone, phone review

Business Telephone Service Provider Options by Company Size

If you've done any research into phone systems, you're well aware that there are a wide variety of business telephone service provider options on the market. But which one is right for you? With such a varied selection, you likely have some questions about how to narrow down these choices and find the right solution for your company.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management, hosted PBX, business voip, hosted VoIP

VoIP Troubleshooting: What is Traceroute and How Does it Work?

When your VoIP service deteriorates, you can perform a command known as "traceroute" on your computer to see if there are problems with your internet connection, your hosted VoIP provider, or some intermediate router along the way.

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Topics: About VoIP, SMB Leadership, business voip, routers

PBX Phone System Training Tips & Best Practices

Training your co-workers to use a new business phone system isn't exactly a fun task. At one extreme, there's the option of handing them an exhaustive manual and going through all the features one by one. At the other extreme, there's the prospect of simply cutting them loose without instructions.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, small business, hosted PBX, business voip, business phone system

Showcasing Vacation Rental Phone Service at VRM Xtravaganza

Last week, Eli Kugel and Corey Jordon from OnSIP headed to Orlando to attend the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza, hosted by the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

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Topics: Blog, Hospitality, Office Management