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GNC-2007-12-11 #324

Posted by geeknews at 3:39 AM on December 11, 2007

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GNC-2007-06-05 #273

Posted by geeknews at 3:28 AM on June 5, 2007

Some of the best show comments in a long time end of show voice mail and email is definitively worth hanging out for. Be sure to check out the Tech Podcast Round Table Video as well!

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GNC-2007-06-02 #272

Posted by geeknews at 3:21 AM on June 1, 2007

Fun show tonight and a massive amount of tech to talk about. This has been a whirlwind week and I am ready for the weekend. Join me on the Tech Podcast Round Table on Saturday

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GNC-2007-02-05 #240

Posted by geeknews at 2:50 AM on February 6, 2007

Mixed bag of tech talk tonight along with some links to some really cool sites. The amount of listener feedback has been amazing thanks for your continued support.

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4 Computers and a Idiot
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Vista Upgrade vs Clean Benchmark
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AT&T Now has the Power to crush Vonage and Others!

Posted by geeknews at 5:52 PM on January 19, 2007

I have been very outspoken in recent past about AT&T’s growth, primarily the BellSouth merger. While I cannot do anything about that merger except grumble internally, I can keep my eye on the anti-competitive actions of large companies. If the Internet had not evolved the way it has I would almost be willing to call AT&T a monopoly again. But in the true definition of the word I don’t think they can be classified as that.

But they are big and they own a heck of a lot of real estate both in the hard wired world and in the wireless world so an announcement today to allow customers of AT&T Long Distance that also have Cingular wireless service to talk free is what I would consider a major first strike against the VOIP operators such as Vonage.

If Vonage was smart they would start inking deals with companies like Verizon and Sprint to stay competitive. This move by AT&T is a smart one and how would not want to eliminate all of there Long Distance charges. The question is which of the remaining land line carriers will be the first to broker deals with companies like Vonage and cellular carriers to swing the entire marketplace so that all land line long distance is free so long as you are connected with partner companies. thevoipgirl.com

GNC-2006-12-19 #226

Posted by geeknews at 3:18 AM on December 19, 2006

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GNC-2006-11-10 #215

Posted by geeknews at 3:13 AM on November 10, 2006

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Gizmo Goes All Calls Free

Posted by geeknews at 11:42 AM on July 20, 2006

If attention was what Gizmo wanted they sure are going to get it. Gizmo has announced free calls to nearly every country, no not computer to computer calls, Computer to land line calls to multiple countries. Seeing that my family does a lot of International calling with my typical long distance bill is still over $100.00 per month this interest me greatly.

My wife is on the land line to Japan all the time, so now I am going to install Gizmo on her computer and see if she will use it. The company behind Gizmo says they will make up the differences in premium services. It looks like a ploy to catch up with Skype but at the same time you have to give the folks at Gizmo some credit for really sticking there necks out.

Worked with me will it work with you? [andyabramson.blogs.com] [www.gizmoproject.com]

VOIP callers will Pay Universal Service Fee Taxes

Posted by geeknews at 1:34 PM on June 22, 2006

Well I know what this means for Vonage customers, your bill is about to go up, and you will now be contributing to keep small rural telephone companies in business. You will be paying to support companies that are still trying to surcharge for touch tone services. The very companies you are routing around you will now indirectly have to give money to them.

What isn’t clear is how this is going to affect those of us that use Skype. I am sure they will have to comply as well, but seeing Skype calls terminating to land lines in the United States is free at the moment, it may not be a big deal till they end the promotion.

Since the FCC is going to charge that tax the FCC should put that money in a special fund to help build public owned infrastructure that the phone companies can not control. We are being taxed to support these phone companies that are about to divide the Internet into tool booths, in order for companies like Vonage to have access to their networks in order for their data to pass unrestricted through their networks.

This is shameful beyond words. [news.com.com]

AOL to offer VOIP Services?

Posted by geeknews at 2:19 AM on September 21, 2005

First of all after hearing all of the horror stories about double billing and cancellation nightmares when dealing with AOL who in their right mind is going to use their soon to be rolled out VOIP service.

In my opinion with the company being notorious bad about billing practices and having this lock in mentality with their service to include the old adage that why would anyone still be on AOL when the Internet has everything they offer and then some.

AOL should have bought Skype that would have been a smarter move but know it now wants to be a telephone company. I sure hope my buddies sold their stock when I told them to a number of years ago.. Sorry AOL this is one Geek that thinks you have missed the train here. [businesswire.com]