FirefoxIE SMS powered by

Written by Marinda Stuiver

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Network coverage is stipulated on a coverage list and users could purchase more credits through online payment facilities such as Paypal and Moneybookers with a minimum of 100 credits per batch purchased.

An online address book is available onrepparttar web site once users registered for their username and password.

The web based (internet text messaging) is backed up by pc to mobile free desktop software. PositiveSMS V1 has been upgraded to include bulk text messaging, Unicode messages (up to 70 non-latin characters), picture sms, and WAP bookmarks. It works on most windows platforms and requires a PIII pc with internet connection. One ofrepparttar 147827 great features of this software is thatrepparttar 147828 users only signs up for one account withrepparttar 147829 option to send sms from their desktop, browser or websms.

There are no monthly fees, no setup fees and this user-friendly service requires no training and only one username and password is required to send sms fromrepparttar 147830 FirefoxIE, or PositiveSMS depending on whatrepparttar 147831 user choose to use.

FirefoxIE SMS will allow users to use their browsers for more than just browsingrepparttar 147832 Internet Ė it allows full functionality on one screen with communication just one click away.

Visit or for details, free pc to mobile software and websms.

Marinda Stuiver has been involved in online marketing and convergence of mobile and web technologies since 1998. She co-authored Print Release ( in 2005 an easy-to-use guide for non-PR persons to produce and publish press releases. She works as an entrepreneur and online marketing consultant, web master and runs SMS warehouse which provide text messaging services to the International market

Does Voice Over IP Telephony Spell the End for Traditional Telephones?

Written by Nick Carter

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Is VoIP available for me to use now?

Companies like Vonage, VoicePulse and Packet8 are already offering flat monthly fees for their VoIP services meaning you can call anywhere inrepparttar country (sometimes even to other selected countries aroundrepparttar 147777 world) and only ever pay one flat monthly fee.

Vonage offer a service for $24.99 a month that allows you to call anywhere inrepparttar 147778 US or Canada. They also offer similar plans for small businesses.

Are there any disadvantages to VoIP?

VoIP, as a technology, is still in itís infancy and new developments are being found every day. However, there are limitations torepparttar 147779 service andrepparttar 147780 technology which need to be addresses before it can become a complete replacement for your standard phone line.

Becauserepparttar 147781 Internet knows no geographic boundaries it means that, for example, callingrepparttar 147782 emergency services would not necessarily put you through to your local emergency dispatch centre.

In addition, you canít send or receive faxes and you canít route traditional modems, alarm systems or satellite systems through your VoIP connection, because they require access to a voice grade phone line. Forrepparttar 147783 moment VoIP is a compliment to your traditional phone line, rather than a replacement, until these problems can be ironed out.


The advent ofrepparttar 147784 Internet and improved telephone technology has seenrepparttar 147785 introduction of VoIP. It means you can make phone calls through your broadband connection; this in turn means that for a set monthly fee you can call anywhere in your country and selected international countries for as long as required and only pay one flat monthly fee.

The advantages of VoIP are still significant for homes and business users alike. Big businesses are already saving substantial money by installing IP networks and using VoIP protocol to transfer voice data. This essentially makesrepparttar 147786 calls themselves free, only having to pay forrepparttar 147787 Internet connection andrepparttar 147788 monthly VoIP fee.

VoIP looks like itís here to stay. Asrepparttar 147789 technology rolls out, itís impact can only become greater.

© 2005 Nick Carter

Nick Carter is editor for , a key web resource for VOIP information.

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