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Understanding VOIP

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Business, Technology
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Allot of people truly and do not understand the Future of telecom services. The old phone lines of yesteryear are all becoming a thing of the past. Enter the New Era of VOIP.

VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol or just a fancy way if saying “Digital Phone” service. This new technology takes away the high cost that traditional phone providers charge. VOIP does the same job as old phone lines but with out the extra cost or hidden service fees.

Instead of having filters and having to deal with long phone cords all over that set you up for an accident or worse,VOIP is connected to a box that you can purchase or get through a provider. You can call this a mini modem or digital adapter. This device connects using a high-speed/broadband internet source.

Do not get overwhelmed, the set up is truly simple. The plugins are self explanatory and usually come with detailed instructions on proper set-up. Simply plug the Voip device or Modem into your current cable/dsl modem(Dsl that runs your internet using phone service needs to have a dry loop installed) and your computer. It is equipped with a phone jack for your Regular phone.

After connecting the Voip device or digital adapter, you have just cut the cost of your phone service. So what does this mean you may ask, “How did that just cut my phone Cost?”. Because of the technology, this service will not only benefit your pockets ( Service plans start @ 14.99) but it will benefit the way that you call others.

Here are some benefits of utilizing Voip or Digital Phone Service:

1. Voice Mail

2. Caller ID

3. Email alerts you of voice mail

4. Computer Dialing

5. Being able to keep your phone number – Forever

6. Location Free Usage – Take the Device anywhere there is a broadband internet or high-speed internet connection.      The Device has your Number programmed inside so it does not matter where you are on the World or in the Country,    It will ring as long as you have it plugged in and ready to use.

The list could go on and on. The great thing is that you get more features using Voip for one low price. It has been better for allot to use voip compared to using  the big time telecom providers. No more charging for deregulation taxes. Basically what I am saying is that for one low rate you get more for your buck. That is what makes the service great and yes its sounds just as good as traditional phone services.

But, now is the time to capitalize of this awesome technology. What if you get just a piece of a 15billion dollar opportunity to become like the telephone companies? What it you could get paid every time someone pays their phone service, lights, gas , security systems,cellphones and what ever else we can talk about that is Technology Based? Would you take the Opportunity? Would Fear Stop you? Would loved ones reticule you and tell you that you are crazy.

Well if those things scare you then you need to not going any further and thank you for reading.

But, if you can understand the picture that has been painted then please continue.

Digital Phone service is becoming the normal and a lot of people are truly understand what this next decade will allow us. There are a lot of opportunities that allow you to take part in this Wealth Trend estimated to Hit over 55million house holds by 2013 and estimated at generating over 15billion in annual returns.

Well if you Truly want to know more about what I know then lets make sure that we all stay connected so that we can understand the future and the positive insights.

Thank You,

Marc Turner – Moneytrain Tech

Cell: 706-505-0583

Sites of interest – http://www.moneytraintechnology.com

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Hello Partners,

Please forgive me for anyone who thinks this is spamming but I would appreciate your assistance. Recently, one of my business partners is experiencing difficulty in sales for his promotion. I am personally offering one of our VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) products for free this month so that he can receive his qualification. I have learned that anything in this world that you want, you have to first get what others want. I will receive my blessings in many forms as i have before from the CREATOR. What I’m offering is:

1. DTA Box (about $80 to order): This box is connected through your broadband internet via your home phone to place calls for $24.95 per month unlimited calling  . It is also mobile to be used in Hotels (wifi connection is in 98% of hotels) for travel. You basically can take your home phone with you with this box (area code info is inside the box).
or
2. Cu3000 Video Phone ($249.99/ about $330.00 with delivery and tax to order): This Voip videophone is the best on the market. Do we use home phones? NO, bust most of us have a land line from our carriers paying more than $29.95 per month. But for $29.95 per month you can place calls like your landline phone but this is wireless wifi. Which means you can go to McDonalds (wifi) and never miss business calls, conference 3way video calling and visual, and surf the net…all for that price. If you dont like to be seen, there is a privacy option.

This is a 1st come first serve basis…i will announce the winner of the first responder. AGAIN THIS IS NO SCAM! You can even decide to re-sell the product if you like…wherever the DTA box or videophone travels…so does the number. We are changing the way the world communicates. You are at the right place at the right time. Most-likely this will happen again next month so stay tuned!

for more info goto http://www.moneytraintechnology.com to see for yourself.
http://www.5linx.com to see our company.

Take care and God Bless you all!

Good luck to our Winner

Marc Turner – MoneyTrain Technology

Cell: 706-505-0583

Research in Motion’s (NASDAQ: RIMMNews) BlackBerry, which often hooks users with its instant email, has its own set of features. Foremost is that “push” email function, which feeds messages instantly instead of checking in with a server every 15 minutes or so. It’s a hot phone with business executives, and Gikas said information-technology managers love them for their security features.

Strengths: In addition to its “push” feature, BlackBerry’s email capabilities include linking several accounts to one master inbox, so users don’t have to check multiple sources. BlackBerry users can choose from dozens of small and large carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Cellular One and T-Mobile. If you like using your thumbs to text, most Blackberry models have a physical QWERTY keyboard ideal for thumbing. BlackBerry also has two touch-screen models.

Drawbacks: Some reviewers say the BlackBerry models are clumsy with video streaming and slower with Internet use. The models that do have a camera don’t offer much in the way of megapixels. For example, the BlackBerry Curve, one of the most recent models, has a camera with only 2 mega pixels. Finally, for those who prefer smaller phones, most of the BlackBerry models, which average 4.3 inches high and 2.4 inches wide, may be too large.

It’s no secret that the Apple iPhone (NASDAQ: AAPLNews) line is beyond popular. As with other Apple product launches, many people waited in long lines to snag the latest iPhone model released June 24. Apple sold more than 1.7 million units of the device in its first three days on the market.

If you’re into taking pictures and watching videos with your phone, the iPhone 4, with its high resolution and fast streaming, would be a good bet.

But staunch fans of Verizon should keep shopping. It’s unclear when the iPhone will open to Verizon’s service. For now, AT&T is iPhone’s exclusive carrier.

Strengths: A high-resolution touch screen makes it easy to read text; two cameras allow video chat; and a 5-megapixel camera with a flash takes great pictures. Gikas said he likes the phone’s video-editing feature. And it’s a good phone for people who like to play with apps — the iPhone serves as a platform for more than 300,000 applications.

“If your looking for a sharp screen, great multimedia features and a great source for content, choose the iPhone 4,” Gikas said on Consumer Reports’ website.

Drawbacks: Users have no carrier choice outside of AT&T. The iPhone 4 has that antenna issue. CEO Steve Jobs said Friday at a press conference that the company will give free protective cases to iPhone 4 buyers to alleviate the problem.

by Rebecca L. McClay
Friday, July 16, 2010
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With its fast Google-driven browser, Verizon’s fourth Droid model may be a great buy for those who like to use their phone to access the Internet. The Android-powered devices were billed as the iPhone killer, and they do have several features that make them competitive. Motorola (NYSE: MOT News) added several more to the Droid X model, such as an 8-megapixel camera.

Strengths: At 5 inches long and 2.6 inches wide, the Droid X has a 4.4-inch display that would suit users who want readability. “It’s a handful, but a manageable one,” Gikas said in his review. Gikas also likes the device’s keyboard, which has a “Swype” feature that makes its touch-screen keyboard easy to use. The time-saving tool allows users to slide their fingers over the keyboard, rather than lifting them, when typing a word — and yet still avoid typos.

If you’re looking for a phone with a big screen, great search tools and on a reliable network, get the Droid X,” said Paul Eng, who also reviewed the phone for Consumer Reports.

Drawbacks: Droid phones are notoriously clunky. One of the largest phones on the market and weighing in at 5.5 ounces, it’s not a good pocket phone. Also, if you prefer carriers other than Verizon, this model’s not for you. Finally, some reviewers note that the screen’s resolution is not as fine as the iPhone 4’s resolution.

by Niraj Sheth
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Sprint Nextel Corp.’s (NYSE: SNews) big bet on its super-fast 4G network is running into stronger-than-expected head winds, Chief Executive Dan Hesse said in an interview.

Sprint is still the only U.S. carrier with a 4G network, which offers users faster speeds for data and video. The carrier, the nation’s third-largest by subscribers, hopes the network will give it an advantage in attracting customers from rivals. But shortages of its maiden 4G phone are limiting potential sales, and rival carriers are getting closer to launching their own 4G networks.

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“We thought we would have more of a head start than we’ll end up having,” Mr. Hesse told The Wall Street Journal last week.

In a sign of the network’s importance, Sprint recently moved to tie executive compensation more closely to the company’s success with 4G. The weight Sprint gives to 4G subscriptions when calculating executives’ bonuses was boosted to 20% from 10%, the company disclosed in a filing last week.

So far, Sprint has sold 300,000 of its Evo 4G phones, according to Macquarie Group. Demand has been strong, but HTC Corp. (OTC BB: HUTC.OBNews), the Taiwanese company that makes the Evo for Sprint, hasn’t been able to keep up. The spotty shortages that developed after the phone went on sale in early June have become widespread.

Now, the Evo 4G is delayed without a ship date, according to Sprint’s Web site. The Evo is Sprint’s main way to attract 4G subscribers, although it also does so with data cards for use in computers.

“The early move to 4G has benefited Sprint from a marketing perspective, but it hasn’t really proven out in a major way in subscriber growth,” said Dan Hays, a telecom partner at consulting firm PRTM.

Sprint doesn’t break out its 4G subscriber numbers. Clearwire Corp. (NasdaqGS: CLWRNews), which is building the new network and in which Sprint owns a 56% stake, had 157,000 customers on the network from companies including Sprint at the end of the first quarter. Altogether, Sprint has 48.1 million wireless customers.

The Evo shortages are the latest for HTC, whose Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZNews) and Vodafone Group PLC (NYSE: VODNews), has also been plagued by shortages since shortly after it launched in late April.

The shortages stem from not having enough parts made by other suppliers, HTC says. Analysts say there’s a particular dearth of the Samsung Electronics Co. touch screens the HTC phones use. Samsung is building a $2.2 billion factory to make the screens, but it won’t start operations before 2012.

For future devices, HTC has added more suppliers, recently signing a deal with Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNENews) for screens for a new HTC phone. The company is also checking flights to the U.S. to see if it can secure extra, last-minute carrying space to get more phones to Sprint and Verizon shelves as soon as phones are ready, said HTC spokesman Keith Nowak.

Because of the recession “last year, general high-tech capacity was taken offline and now it needs to be brought back up,” says Sprint’s Mr. Hesse. But, he adds, handset manufacturers can bounce back from initial shortages soon to meet demand.

In the meantime, rivals are getting closer to launching their own 4G networks. Verizon Wireless expects to turn on its new network in some markets by the end of the year. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: TNews) will start rolling out its new technology next year.

Sprint’s network hasn’t yet made it to key cities, such as New York and San Francisco. In other cities, such as Washington, D.C., the coverage isn’t city-wide. Clearwire has said it expects to turn on the network in New York by the end of the year.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. said Friday that it was “stunned” to find that its iPhones have for years been using a “totally wrong” formula to determine how many bars of signal strength they are getting.

Apple said that’s the reason behind widespread complaints from users that the latest model, iPhone 4, can show a sudden plunge in signal strength when they hold it in a way that covers a small black strip on one edge of the phone. Users have jokingly called this the “death grip” for the phone.

That drop seems exaggerated because the phone can wrongly display four or five bars of signal strength when it shouldn’t, Apple said.

“Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place,” the company said in a statement to users.

Yet the statement that the bar display is “totally wrong” is surprising, since there is no standard formula in the industry for translating signal strength to bars.

The company said it will fix the formula to one recommended by AT&T Inc. through a free software update within a few weeks for the most recent iPhone models, 3G, 3GS and 4. However, the “wrong” formula goes back as far as the original iPhone, launched in 2007.

AT&T, the iPhone’s exclusive carrier in the U.S., has borne much of the users’ blame for dropped calls and poor wireless performance. In saying that the phones have been showing too many bars, Apple is putting the spotlight on the network’s performance. AT&T declined comment Friday.

If the phones haven’t been giving a good indication of signal strength, users may have been missing clues that they should go to a location with a better signal to place a call, or that they’re holding the phone wrong.

Apple apologized to customers “for any anxiety we may have caused.”

“We are also making bars 1, 2 and 3 a bit taller so they will be easier to see,” the company said in the statement.

Apple launched the iPhone 4 on June 24 in the U.S. and four other countries, and users began complaining on Apple’s customer support website within hours.

Some outside engineers and users have blamed the iPhone 4’s apparent reception problems on the novel design that incorporates its antenna into the case. But the company said that any phone will show reduced reception if held in a way that covers the antenna, usually mounted at the rear and bottom of a phone. It maintains that iPhone 4’s wireless performance is better than previous models.

Spencer Webb, president of antenna design company AntennaSys Inc., found in cursory testing that switching to the “death grip” took an iPhone 4 from five bars to one. But that didn’t interrupt a call in progress.

Dropped calls are what really rile users, he said, not the bars. In the U.S., AT&T has embarked on a multibillion dollar program to upgrade its network capacity, particularly in New York and San Francisco, where the iPhone is extra popular.

“I don’t think they’re solving a problem, if there is one,” he said.

He said it was too early to conclude that the antenna design is faulty, given that the phone has been out only for a week.

At the same time, Apple could have defused the situation by including a simple card in the iPhone’s packaging, showing how best to hold it, Webb said.

Despite recurring complaints about dropped calls and slow data service, particularly in the U.S., the iPhone is a standout success, with each model selling faster than the previous one. Apple said it sold 1.7 million iPhone 4s in its first three days, essentially running out of stock.

Shares of Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., fell $2.94, or 1.2 percent, to $245.54 in afternoon trading Friday. Dallas-based AT&T lost 14 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $24.20.

Greetings Readers,

This is Info that you Need to Know!!

Why is it that when we walk outside we never see Dinosaurs.

We Already know the Answer but if you Really look they are Still here. They come in the Form of People that Really

Never Change and learn to Change with the Times.

When it comes to Business, there are Millions of people who that have small Business that are still using old Tactics to

make sale happen but not changing their format. They think that they still can grow their Business without using the

Technology that is Provided.  These people will continue to lose Ground and everyday, Like the Dinosaurs will lose

Time. They Ground that could have been Gained will continue to be lost.

From my Readings I can tell you and share with you these important Facts:

1. Your Competitors are Smarter

2. The internet is Here to Stay

3. You are not a marketer unless you are Using the Internet

4.Anyone that has a True interest can learn how to use the Internet.

You have to in this New Age Become a Knowledge Base of Wealthy Data to be even close to Reaching your Goals.

Good Morning People,

This is Marc Turner and I wanted to share this Story that I read and wanted to Tell you how Fast Bad News Can Travel.

Apple’s chief exec and irreplaceable master of ceremonies has few if any equals when it comes to wowing audiences during product demos, but even Steve Jobs’s famous reality-distortion field couldn’t protect him from an embarrassing Wi-Fi snafu during the big WWDC keynote Monday.

About 20 or 30 minutes into the big iPhone reveal, the Wi-Fi network that Jobs was using to show off Web browsing on the iPhone 4’s revamped screen conked out, leaving Apple’s normally poised, ultra-confident CEO a bit red-faced as the audience stared at a giant blank Web page.

“Our networks in here are always unpredictable. They are slow today,” said Jobs, as he waited, and waited, and waited. No dice.

Then Jobs asked the audience for a little assistance. “You know, you could help me out if you’re on Wi-Fi, if you could just get off. … I’d appreciate it.” Naturally, the members of the audience — probably half of whom were furiously live-blogging away — roared with laughter, and the guffaws only grew louder when an error message popped up reading “could not activate cellular network.” AT&T, anyone?

“Yep, I know that,” Jobs replied testily, as the wireless problems dragged on for another minute.

“Well, geez, I don’t like this. I’m afraid I have a problem and I won’t be able to show you much here today,” groaned Jobs, who finally resorted to showing off high-resolution photos from the iPhone 4’s photo roll, to some appreciative applause.

Then Steve tried the Web again — and still, no luck. “Well, I’m sorry, guys, I don’t know what’s going on,” he said, looking around for help. “”Uh … Scott, got any suggestions?”
Of course, some snarky goofball in the audience just couldn’t resist. “Verizon!” the guy shouted, and the audience roared again.

Jobs smiled. “We’re actually on Wi-Fi here, so … ”

Anyway, within another minute or so, the Wi-Fi was back, and Jobs moved on, albeit with the occasional plea to members of the press to please, please turn your Wi-Fi off. (The collective answer: Yeah, right.)

— Ben Patterson is a technology writer for Yahoo! News. Follow me on Twitter!

Article By – By PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer – Comments and inserts By: Marc Turner

Good Morning People,

This is Marc Turner and it is Time for the Next Generation of  Smart Phone to Launch –  Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology: “4G” access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym.

This is What happens all the Time – People will be at the Stores Early with Cash in Hand Ready to Pay Top Dollar for There New Generation Phones but, why Take your hard earn Cashed to the Retail Stores when you can cut out the Middle – Man.

So what is 4G?

Broadly speaking, it’s a new way to use the airwaves, designed from the start for the transmission of data rather than phone calls. To do that, it borrows aspects of the latest generation of Wi-Fi, the short-range wireless technology.

For consumers, 4G means, in the ideal case, faster access to data. For instance, streaming video might work better, with less stuttering and higher resolution. Videoconferencing is difficult on 3G and might work better on 4G. Multiplayer video games may benefit too.

Other than that, it’s difficult to point to completely new uses for 4G phones — things they can do that 3G phones can’t.

Instead, the upgrade to 4G is more likely to enhance the things you can already do with 3G, said Matt Carter, president of Sprint’s 4G division.

“View it as the difference between watching regular TV and high-definition TV,” Carter said. “Once you’ve experienced high-definition TV it’s hard to go back to standard TV. It’s the same sort of thing here.”

So the improvement from 3G to 4G is not as dramatic as the step from 2G to 3G, which for the first time made real Web browsing, video and music downloads practical on phones. The introduction of 3G started in earnest about five years ago, but it isn’t complete — AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA still have little rural 3G coverage, for instance.

There’s an important caveat to the claim that 4G will be faster, as well. It will definitely be faster than the 3G networks of Sprint and Verizon Wireless — about four times faster, initially. But the other two national carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile, are upgrading their 3G networks to offer data-transfer speeds that will actually be higher than the speeds 4G networks will reach this year or next.

That means that rather than focusing on real speeds, Sprint and Verizon will try to frame their marketing around the “4G” term, said Dan Hays, who focuses on telecommunications at management consulting firm PRTM.

“It’s a terrible story from a consumer standpoint, because it’s tremendously confusing,” he said.

AT&T and T-Mobile are able to upgrade their 3G networks because they use a different 3G technology than Verizon and Sprint, which have maxed out their 3G speeds. Taking the step to 4G is natural for Verizon and Sprint, especially because they have new chunks of the radio spectrum that they want to take advantage of.

The fact that Verizon Wireless and Sprint are adding fresh spectrum may be more important than the fact that they are using it for 4G service. No matter if used for 4G or 3G, new spectrum means the companies can accommodate more data-hungry devices such as smart phones.

AT&T’s network is already staggering under data congestion caused by the iPhone in New York and San Francisco. The carrier has made relieving the congestion a top priority this year, and its 3G upgrades are part of that process. (As an aside, there is a lot of talk of a coming “iPhone 4G.” Apple Inc. will most likely release the fourth generation of the iPhone for AT&T’s network this summer, but it’s virtually certain that it will not be able to use a 4G wireless network. It likely won’t be called the “iPhone 4G” either.)

There’s another, more subtle benefit to 4G. While it’s not always faster than the best 3G when it comes to helping you download a big file in less time, it is definitely faster in the sense that it takes less time to initiate the flow of data to you. What that means is that 4G is faster for quick back-and-forth communications. You wouldn’t notice this when surfing the Web or doing e-mail: We’re talking delays of 0.03 second rather than 0.15 second. But it could mean that 4G will work better for multiplayer gaming, where split-second timing is important. Even phone calls could benefit from shorter audio delays.

Sprint and Verizon are taking different routes in 4G. Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire Corp., which is building a network using WiMax technology. Once seen as very promising, WiMax looks set to be a niche technology, and WiMax devices like the Sprint EVO phone won’t be able to use networks built using the dominant 4G standard, called LTE, for Long Term Evolution. Verizon and MetroPCS plan to use LTE, as does AT&T, starting next year. T-Mobile says it will probably use LTE eventually. Even Sprint hasn’t ruled out using LTE eventually, because the technology has huge momentum.

In five years or so, many phones are likely to have 4G capabilities, but they’ll complement it with 3G. Rather than a sudden revolution, consumers are likely to experience a gradual transition to the new technology, with increasing speeds. But for now, 4G is no magic bullet.

“It’s an important thing for the industry,” said Bill Davidson, senior vice president of marketing and investor relations at wireless technology developer Qualcomm Inc. “It’s absolutely needed. … But I just think some of this has gotten a bit ahead of itself in terms of expectations for consumers.”