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Telstra FaxStream TestFax Professional (aka FOLDS-B) Test

A while back, I did a number of experiments involving VoIP and faxing, which made use of Telstra’s FOLDS test. Because of a number of intricacies, voice-band data and VoIP generally do not (reliably) work together unless configured very carefully … Continue reading

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At Last: PennyTel accounts to be migrated to MyNetFone

Back in October 2013, it was reported that PennyTel was in financial trouble and was ultimately bailed out by MyNetFone with an uncertain future. Since then, despite some trepidation, it seems that PennyTel services continued reliably for existing customers, with … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Cisco SPA112 2-Port Analog Telephone Adapter

I think it was clear from my last post that the Linksys/Cisco PAP2T was my favourite VoIP ATA. Unfortunately, as it is a dinosaur, it is no longer available. As I was interested in adding a few more lines to … Continue reading

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VoIPey Valentines Day: Demonstrating V.61 Analog Simultaneous Voice and Data

The way we communicate has changed substantially over the past few decades. What was once the most important staple of communication at home, namely the POTS land-line, is slowly disappearing altogether in favour of VoIP and mobile based services. Along … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust: Pennytel is in trouble!

In what seems to be a very recurrent theme at the moment, it seems like providers of exceptionally good value telecommunication services are not able to make ends meet. The next victim is Pennytel and its parent company iVoisys, as … Continue reading

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Telstra Fax On-Line Diagnostics (FOLDS) Test

Just yesterday, a friend (Robert) reminded me about the Telstra FOLDS (Fax On-Line Diagnostics) test and showed me some of his diagnostic reports. I had tried the FOLDS test a long time ago, but I didn’t get a reply despite … Continue reading

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