Post Thumbnail

Last year, Sprint quietly stepped foot into the world of home and office phone solutions with the release of its Sprint Phone Connect service. In a nutshell, this 3G powered VOIP alternative gives would-be customers the option of transferring their existing home or office landline number to Sprint

2 years ago 0 Comments
October 4, 2012 at 5:03PM
Post Thumbnail

If you've never heard of the NetTalk TK6000, you're certainly not alone -- suffice it to say it's an as-seen-on-TV product that converts a standard ethernet internet connection into a VoIP telephone cord. And to be clear, the new NetTalk Duo doesn't seem to offer anything different than its predece

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The MagicJack is a VoIP dongle that hooks ye olde landline telephone up to the world of tomorrow via a humble computer. By all accounts, it seems to work pretty well and does the job it promises. Sadly, it doesn't seem like we can say the same about its management team. A post on Boing Boing in Apr

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

MagicJack founder Dan Borislow certainly didn't mince any words in tearing apart his latest competitor in a recent interview, and it looks like those comments unsurprisingly didn't go unnoticed by the folks at NetTalk. In an (expletive-free) official statement just released today, the company says

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Air enough annoying late-night commercials and you're bound to attract a few imitators, and it looks like MagicJack now has its first courtesy of upstart NetTalk. Same basic idea here: buy a VoIP box (for $100, in this case), plug in your phone, and make all the long distance calls you want. Of cour

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Despite MagicJack's official announcement last week of an in-home femtocell for connecting carriers' phones directly to its service, tons of questions remain -- including most of the questions we had when we first heard of the idea. Let's recap those questions and where we stand with each of them,

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

magicJack may still be sorting out its own fairly ambitious cellular plans, but it looks like some folks are taking it upon themselves to put the cheap phone call-making device to some exciting new uses -- like this crafty modder who crammed his trusty \"MJ\" (as those in the know call it) into his E

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Inventions and incentives have fueled the those using voice over IP to battle the imposing inertia of landline incumbents, as well as the cellphone's continued cannibalization of long d

7 years ago 0 Comments