Texting is finally a reality with Vestalink v2.0

Many of you have sent me messages over the past few months regarding texting functionality with your landline number. Vestalink is excited to announce that texting is now available on our beta platform and can be used by all of our customers without having to make any changes with your production account. Just go towww.intlfn.com and log in using your username and password then click “Texting Numbers”.

*For a limited time all accounts will be unmetered!* Early adopters can sign up for a 250 lite plan and get unlimited texting through August 2014.

We have also made some other improvements with software version 2.0. We need your help finding the bugs with our software and you can help us by creating a bug tracking account at https://www.intlfn.com/bugtracker
Please submit any bugs you find, screenshots are always helpful. Here is the new functionality we need tested.
Changes in software version 2.0

  • Landline Texting, provisioning and setup.
  • Forgot password emails, revamped better transmission that will not get stuck in spam folders
  • New control bar in top right corner of web portal.
  • Number transfers when confirmed will get a voice message via phone call.
  • Minute graphing on billing page, outlining daily, weekly, monthly useage.
  • Included record in call details when re-up minutes added each month.
  • Revamp of RSS feed generator for new voicemail messages
  • New community forum available at http://forum.vestalink.com/
  • Online chat is back available from 8am – 4pm PST Mon-Fri
  • Updated upgrade system, better preview of charges and credits for an account upgrade or change at https://www.intlfn.com/upgrade.php
  • “Remember Me” option in login that will keep you logged in for an extended amount of time.

Vestalink attracts record number of customers due to the impending changes with Google Voice this Thursday

For Immediate Release – Seattle, WA

Vestalink, the leading provider of BYOD (bring your own device) residential phone services has grown 30 times its size over the past few months due to the impending changes with Google Voice this Thursday.

Google employee Nikhyl Singhal posted on Google+ last year

“Finally, we want to make Google Voice as secure as possible. There are a few third-party applications that provide calling and SMS services by making unauthorized use of Google Voice. These apps violate our Terms of Service and pose a threat to your security, so we’re notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014.”

One of the unapproved devices is the Obihai Obi device a landline phone adapter which now makes up 70% of Vestalink’s subscriber base.

“It will be interesting to see what happens this Thursday.   I assume most people will wait until the last minute to find an alternative provider to Google Voice.  Thousands of people still need a solution to this problem and Vestalink will be ready.  We attribute the ability to scale our size quickly because of Amazon’s cloud infrastructure.  One day we could have 20,000 customers and the next day we could have 100,000.  It really doesn’t matter how many new customers sign up this Thursday because the computing power is available to us within minutes.” Said Ryan Tilton, CEO of Vestalink

Vestalink features a 30 day fully functional free trial and will offer free number transfers through the end of May.  Vestalink will also add an unlimited SMS texting plan within the next quarter that will allow subscribers to send and receive text messages via their email, web portal, or the Vestalink smartphone app.  Learn more at http://www.vestalink.com

About Vestalink:

Vestalink, a cloud based telecom provider offers an Interconnected VoIP service that features e911 and other enhancements typically not available from a standard cell phone or landline phone provider.    Vestalink offers all inclusive plans that make communications easy and encourages its users to BYOD (bring their own device) to save time and money.

Google Voice and Google+ is a trademark of Google, Inc. Other company names mentioned herein are the registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkR3khYlQhk

Vestalink Beta Program Released With New Features

Good afternoon:
We are excited to announce that there is a new version of our software ready for testing.
If you are interested in bug testing Vestalink v1.5 and providing valuable feedback to expedite the release of the software.
Click here to learn more: https://intelafone.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/1489330-vestalink-beta-program
Here are some updates to the software we have made in response to user suggestions.

Simultaneous call forwarding to up to 6 phone numbers

Longer call detail record downloads up to 90 days.

block caller id by prepending 02 + number
Temporarily Disable number spoofing by prepending 03 + number

Minutes left checker, by dialing 646
Minutes Left Notifications, when minutes drop below a preset threshold.
Save voicemails in the web management portal, in addition to deleting them.
Archive audio link in voicemail notifications.
Speed dial feature in the phonebook
Automatic call blocking, global spam filter
Emergency 911 notifications
Telemarketer blocking, robocall verification.
Blocking of anonymous calls in account settings
Default blocking method in account settings
Configurable blocking method per blocked phone number
Only allow inbound calls matching numbers in phonebook book account setting.
Allow international numbers in phonebook
Fixed call blocking, adding to phonebook from call detail records on Ipads, Iphones etc.
Upgrade account and features via the web interface

Today we are pleased to announce that Obivoice will soon become Vestalink.

Good Afternoon,

Today we are pleased to announce that Obivoice will soon become Vestalink.

vestalink

Why Vestalink?  Obihai Technology, Inc in Campbell, CA has asked us to change our name.

In order to protect our customer’s investment in our company we have decided to fulfill their request. The new name will not affect the service or the support that we provide.  How you access the website and your billing information will remain the same and we will always continue to provide you and your family quality, affordable VoIP service.

We are taking the transparent approach, so if you have any questions about your service please feel free to contact us on the website via the Live Chat program or send us an email at [email protected].

Thank you!

Vestalink Affiliate program – Make 10% forever, just telling others about Vestalink

The new Vestalink affiliate program is now ready. This program will allow customers who are satisfied with our service or interested in making a little money on the side to do so by encouraging others to sign up for quality, affordable home phone service that operates through their Cable or DSL internet connection.

Our affiliate program is free to join, easy to set up, and requires no knowledge about Voice over IP systems!

When you set up an affiliate account, we provide you links that you can put on your website, forum, inside of emails, facebook, twitter, or linkedin. Whenever anyone uses one of these banners or links to go to our website and subscribe for service, you will earn 10% of their subscription plan for as long as they are with Vestalink.

Interested? Set up an affiliate account today at https://vestalink.leaddyno.com/

If you have any questions about the Affiliate program please feel free to contact us back as we would be very happy to assist you! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

New Subscription Plans Introduced

With the introduction of our services over the course of the last twenty days, we have been able to get a lot of great feedback from online reviews, forums, or just general questions posed to us through customer support.

One of the major bits of feedback we received and our general observation of the service usage over the last three weeks has been the introduction of additional plans to suit our customers needs.

Starting now, the new Residential Basic BYOD will be taking the Unlimited plan’s place with 2000 minutes of talk time. Residential Lite plans are still available with 500 minutes and Residential Plus plans are also available without a minute limit.

Here are full outlines of the plans we offer:

Residential Lite
Residential Basic
Residential Plus

We appreciate your feedback. If you would like to help us improve the quality and affordability of our service please feel free to get involved and visit the follow websites.

Obivoice Support Page
Obivoice Feedback Page

Contact us back at [email protected] with any questions you may have about the service!

“Run, don’t walk, to sign up for Obivoice”

Our New Year’s resolution for 2014 has been to continue providing quality home phone service to our expanding customer base. With the Google Voice XMPP shutdown looming over many VoIP users in May 2014, we have really shifted our focus toward providing GV subscribers an affordable and easy way to continue using their numbers without have to jump through hoops.

We’re working to fulfill the “Wish list” of VoIP users who are looking for a drop-in replacement for Google Voice. Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what Ward Mundy is writing about us in his technical blog, “Nerd Vittles.”

Obivoice = OBi Heaven: Dumping Google Voice for Less Than 10¢ a Day

Any day we find out that we are achieving our goals and providing service that others are willing to spend their time to spread the word about is a good day. Check out Ward’s other articles about VoIP Telephony and PBX configuration. I guarantee you’re in for an informative read.

As always, feel free to visit our website at www.obivoice.com for details on all the exciting new plans and phone features we are offering to start 2014 off right.

If you have any questions open a chat, send an email, or give us a call as would be very happy to assist you!

E-Waste: Fixing the wasteful voip industry with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

What does BYOD mean to you?

To us BYOD means less e-waste.

ATA LANDFILL

No longer will you be tied down to a single service provider, you can choose your phone provider just as easily as you choose what restaurant to eat at on Friday night.   If you don’t receive the service you deserve, you will be going elsewhere.   One of the biggest problems in the internet phone industry right now is the fact many phone ATA devices are going to waste every day.  For example a user goes to the store and picks up BasicTalk, Magicjack, Nettalk, or Vonage box.   If they decide that the service does not meet their needs the device they purchased usually goes in the trash.   But companies like Obihai have a solution to this problem, purchase one device and get access to an array of service providers.  This solves device waste problem immediately.  If you don’t like the service provider your with you can switch phone companies easily.  Your phone box always stays with you, but your service provider changes until you have found a good provider that meets all your needs.

 

obivoice Launches!

One of the biggest happenings in the world of VoIP telecommunications this year is the Google Voice discontinuation of service for XMPP based calling. The shutdown, as it’s been called, has been scheduled for May 15th, 2014 and will leave Google Voice without the ability to make and receive calls. We don’t want to allow that to happen.

At obivoice, we are extending a helping hand to Google Voice subscribers who use Obihai devices and offering them a very affordable way to continue to make and receive calls. Our goal is to allow our subscribers to continue to use their Google Voice number without having to buy new equipment to replace the Obihai devices they already have.

Obivoice is looking to closely partner with OBiTalk in the new year to continue providing quality, affordable service to those who want to continue to use their Obihai devices as an alternative to standard home telephone service. For more information about this as it develops, visit our website at www.obivoice.com.

We hope you had a Happy New Year!

Also check out these links!

obivoice Mobile Application

Setting up your Obihai device for use with OBiVoice 

Merging Of Google Voice And Hangouts Will Result Shutting Down XMPP Access

In response to

Important Message About Google Voice and Your OBi Device

http://blog.obihai.com/2013/10/important-message-about-google-voice.html

This is absolutely devastating news to obihai/google voice users.   When I started a voip company in 2010 we started off with google voice as a free service for our users as well.

But we decided to eventually phase that out and stay away from google because of the fact they could shut down the service anytime leaving our landline users high and dry.

If anyone is interested in switching to a reasonably priced paid provider I will offer free number porting away from google voice/obihai platform.  Just send me an email at [email protected] and mention this post.  You can signup at www.intelafone.com  -Ryan