News & Updates from Clear Voice One

VoIP for Small and Home Businesses

In spite of the popularity of VoIP, there are still a couple of business owners who are reluctant to adopt it. Usually, these are small and home business owners who believe they don’t have enough financial resources to run a VoIP network. Others charge the apprehension to lack of technological experience.

VoIP isn’t a perfect system. It has its own loopholes and glitches. In fact, it may not be as cheap as others would like to think. However, the benefits small and home business owners can take advantage are way more than the cons:

It helps you cut back on communication expenses. As mentioned, not all VoIP systems are cheap; that’s why you need to compare packages. In general, however, VoIP allows you to pay monthly fixed fees or per-minute charges for your long-distance phone calls. You can also find reasonably priced plans with unlimited overseas telephone calls.

For the equipment, plenty of providers can already give them in exchange for a lock-in contract. If you don’t want to be tied down to one provider, you can purchase them both online and offline. Because of stiff competition among suppliers, VoIP phone costs can be as low as $30.

It’s easy to expand your business. Almost always, VoIP upgrades are completely for free. You will simply be notified whenever new updates are available. Moreover, when you need to add additional phones or change your network, you can do so through a GUI. You don’t have to request for a technician, which is additional cost for you.

You don’t have to miss out any calls. You can now configure VoIP to redirect calls not only to another landline number but also to your mobile phone. You can also activate your voice mail and access messages anytime and anywhere.

You can run your business like a huge enterprise. VoIP offers auto-attendant, which provides a professional-sounding system to your network (it’s the one that says, “Press 1 for customer service,” etc.). You can also set up limited conference calls.

Asterisk DTMF issues

Its a common issue with asterisk as it sometimes wont pass dtmf properly. To solve the issue first we need to check the network has sufficient bandwidth, if bandwidth is sufficient then we need to add the below parameters on all CV1 trunks. Note that if you are using G729 codec then inband wont work. First try with dtmfmode=auto, if it didn’t work then try with dtmfmode=inband.(For only ULAW) codec. If you are using g729, then force rfc2833 instead of inband.


dtmfmode=auto or (use inband for ULAW / Use rfc2833 for G729)

Clear Voice One announces the return of Time and Weather

By Chris Sweeney
October 23, 2013

Troy, OH – Locally owned Clear Voice One announced today the return of Time and Weather.  The service that many of you grew up with calling to get the most accurate time and temperature is now available once again. This is a free service available by calling the previous number of 937-335-0085.

The system is substantially more advanced then the old system, it will give the current time, temperature, current conditions, forecast, and even wind chill.  The system updates about every ten minutes to give the most accurate information available.  The voice is actual human voice and not computer generated.

Even in the age of modern cellphones and computers where information is just a click away, Clear Voice One believes this is a service the local community has greatly missed.  There are times you just can’t get on the Internet and often times that information comes from a sensor 20+ miles away from you and not always accurate to the local area.

About Clear Voice One

Clear Voice One started operations in 2013 providing low cost VOIP phone service to business and residences alike.  We work with our customers to create long lasting relationships by providing the best communications solutions to support their needs.  We realize that a one-size model does not work for everyone and tailor our solutions to meet each customers needs.

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Chris Sweeney
Office: (855) 486-4755 x106
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