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The Telecom Digest for May 25, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 126 : "text" Format
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Re: Conference Calling providers (David Lesher)
Comcast Launches Free Calling App (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 17:45:53 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Conference Calling providers Message-ID: <jpls4h$fho$1@reader1.panix.com> So I have found several providers using the ThinkEngine Networks Live Conferences Viewer. In my opinion; someone there needs a Click&Clack dope-slap. LCV lets you build an address book, linking the incoming directory number to name/address/email...whatever you fill in. With such you could spot a) unknown callers al-la the FBI, Scotland Yard, & Anonymous b) the Joe [who] has NOT dialed in Yet Again. BUT it appears to ERASE that address book when the conference ends. Jeeze. What's needed is a way to build a call list: name; number locally & upload same to the vender pre-conference. Hardly rocket science. The kicker: the provider I spoke to told me he's been asking for that, to no avail. So I'm still hunting... -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 08:24:39 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Comcast Launches Free Calling App Message-ID: <p0624080dcbe3d8d781ac@[]> Comcast Launches Free Calling App 5/22/12 by Bernie Arnason On the heels of a major wi-fi roaming agreement for the cable industry, Comcast announced today the launch of Voice 2go, a free calling app for use over wireless networks, including wi-fi networks. The move sheds more light on the evolving wireless strategy of the cable industry. Voice2go allows Comcast subscribers to use their home phone number to make 'free' calls on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, utilizing wireless data networks of the 3G, 4G, or wi-fi variety. The new app is an extension of the existing Xfinity Connect Mobile (formerly the Xfinity mobile app). The service also enables free text messaging. Neither the calls nor text messages enabled by the Voice2go app count against the subscriber's wireless voice or text messaging plans, since they are utilizing mobile data access to complete them. Comcast also includes several international destinations for this service including "Canada, Brazil, China and, soon, Mexico." ... http://www.telecompetitor.com/comcast-launches-free-calling-app/
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