US airline passengers to make in-flight VoIP calls by 2012

Passengers on US discount airline JetBlue will be able to make in-flight VoIP calls by 2012. The company has announced that telecommunications firm ViaSat Inc will deliver satellite broadband and TV services across its 160-strong fleet of aircraft. JetBlue must test the technology and get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration before the system can be rolled out. Following its…

Kiwi VoIP LTD is Proud to be a Major Sponsor of the Taupo 1000 Off Road Race

The 2011 event will have a whole new concept. Everything will be held at the track, from drivers briefing, night entertainment to the prizegiving. A very large marquee will be set up to accommodate scruitineering, stages for drivers briefing and prizegiving, registration, full results screens, and table and chairs with a party atmosphere. Kiwi VoIP will be setting up a…

Switching to Internet Phoning…. Dont Delay

Add another acronym to the long list of techno-terms business owners are expected to throw around confidently. VoIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol, is the next big thing in office phone systems, and many small businesses are wondering if they should make the switch -- leaving behind their standard phone network in favor of Internet calling. The answer? It depends…

How to make a blind and attended transfer with Yealink – 3CX

In this example we will demonstrate how to perform a blind and attended (consultative) transfer using a Yealink. We will assume that an incoming call will be received on the Polycom phone which is registered to Extension 114. Note: A Blind Transfer is a transfer to another extension without actually initiating a call to the end destination. The call is…

VoIP companies among the fastest growing in the Inc. 5000

The latest Inc. 5000 is out and among the list of the fastest growing companies are some of the businesses we highlight here are Kiwi VoIP. What I find most interesting about the way Inc. discusses these companies is that it looks at their last three years of growth. With the economy the way it has been in the last…

Favorite IP phones for 3CX – Poll results

We recently held a poll asking 3CX users & partners which was their favorite IP phone. The poll enabled us to get some real data on what phones are really used in the field and allows us to decide on which to focus. We got a total of 509 votes, and the results we’re as follows: Cisco/Linksys      166   …

VoIP systems offer a ‘myriad of benefits’ to businesses

VoIP services and systems offer a "myriad of benefits" to businesses over regular telephone lines, according to a technology expert. According to kiwivoip.com, line rental is much cheaper for VoIP lines compared to telephone ISDN lines, while the cost of calls is also greatly reduced. What's more, there are no additional costs for adding or removing additional lines, a factor…

Checklist: Are You Ready for an IP Phone System?

There are several possible reasons for moving to an IP phone system. Regardless of your personal motivations, you need to ask some serious questions to make sure you're getting a solution that meets your needs. Here are some reasons that might inspire your move, along with the questions to ask to make sure it succeeds. 1. You have simply outgrown…

Google grabs 1 million phone numbers for Google Voice

Google last month reserved 1 million phone numbers with Level 3, signaling that it may finally be ready to roll out its long-anticipated Google Voice service. The free service, announced in March, lets users unify their phone numbers, allowing them to have a single number through Google Voice that rings a call through to all their phones. SIP Addresses Unified…

Ten Mobile VoIP Apps for the iPhone

One of the exciting places that this previously wireline-only technology has been springing up lately is on the mobile phone. And one of the hottest spots in the mobile phone world is the iPhone App store. With the iPhone's WiFi capabilities as well as the recent lifting of the 3G VoIP calling embargo, the iPhone is playing host to numerous…