Given the Tsunami in the Indian ocean last week, and the number of calls that go to Indian call centers, the number of Indian sub continent ex pats in the USA, the current Dell commercial that is all about their support needs to change. It mentions Tsunami. While I understand the reason they used the word in the script when it was produced, common decency says, pull the spot, edit the spot, but for gosh sakes, don't run the spot.
BeyondVC: Skype and a headset for every CEO has a VC saying what I basically expressed earlier in the week about Skype. It makes staying in touch with those who you have to super easy. No phone tag either.
Cablevision, the metro New York area cable giant has continued to grow both their broadband and VoIP subscriber base. This clearly points to the kind of year that Cox, Comcast, Charter, Time Warner and the rest will have in 2005 once they all begin their big push for VoIP. That's good news for Level3 and to some extent for Sprint, both of who have deals in place with them.
From the start of my trials I have felt that of the companies out there VoicePulse has been second to CallVantage. Though I have not seen the results, I am not surprised that others feel they have a high quality service.
VoicePulse has one of the widest feature sets. What is really interesting is while other companies spend money on marketing, Ravi and his team put money into their network.
RED HERRING | Wireless cat and mouse talks about Xcelis and their concept to outsmart the mobile operators. My guess is the way to stop this is to limit the number of mobile to mobile minutes to the same number to xx per day or per billing cycle, or just eliminate them. That would stop this company dead in their tracks.
Let's face it, pricing for minutes is pretty much, at least domestically in the USA and Canada, a thing in the past with even the RBOCs having an all you can talk plan in place that is as good as the VoIP providers, minus all the services the VoIP players offer in the bundle--though I suspect the RBOC's will get competitive in this arena as soon as they can get a tarrif passed in all states.
But now, with cost per minute rates being almost unnecessary for domestic calls, and with International Long Distance dropping to un-before seen levels, one has to realize that the Skype and VoIP effect on Telephony is clearly being indeed disruptive.
I suspect we will see an acceleration of deployment of new services, and even less expensive bundling of existing features.