UK Mobile price drop to 7p ex VAT per min to O2, 3, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone

Just a quick one to say that we are delighted to announce a very competitive UK mobile price drop from 9.5p ex VAT to 7p ex VAT for calls to O2, 3, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone using SureVoIP.

Enjoy!

P.S. Read the latest SureVoIP reviews

Facebook, Instagram and Microsoft. Some big numbers and scary implications for mobile, VoIP and web future!

Those of you on Twitter would have seen the news first, but in case you didn’t:

  1. Facebook buys Instagram photo sharing network for $1bn
  2. Why Microsoft spent $1 billion on AOL’s patents 

 

The first one is cool and shows you how the social media sector can pay for itself when an app is released free. Instagram allows you to takes pics and automatically upload them up to Twitter, Facebook and do fancy effects on them. The native Facebook iPhone app was clunky to use with pics.

There are also 13 guys in Instagram now all worth almost $100m (CEO got most). The general comment is that the Android release last week had a big impact on the deal and also their powerful RESTful API and OAuth 2 (just like the SureVoIP API, but we weren’t first 🙂 ).

The scary news is that the newly owned Microsoft patents are so powerful. They just bought one for SSL, you know, the thing that allows you to go to https:// for your bank and the whole web.

There’s a lot of other mobile patents in that list too. Food for thought as to what damage they can do in the future like create a Microsoft tax for many things and kill a lot of mobile innovation and there’s even some in there about VoIP!

SureVoIP 24/7 Emergency Customer Support and Public Holidays

Due to public holidays in the UK the SureVoIP office will be closed for normal business on Friday 6th & Monday 9th of April.

If you have an emergency support requirement you can use our 24/7 emergency customer support telephone number 01224 245012. SureVoIP partners can call the on call support engineers directly.

Please note: this is for extreme emergencies regarding loss of service, not sales. When you call this number you will be asked for your SureVoIP telephone number and/or account number by a helpdesk agent.

Process: The helpdesk will call our internal test number to check all inbound and outbound systems. If there are no problems detected you will be advised to restart your equipment and verify your internet connection. If you are still experiencing a problem and require immediate assistance which can not wait until normal business hours, a call will be placed to our on call support engineers.

We will already be alerted of any serious problems on our core systems due to our automated 24/7 monitoring and will post information about the problem on our Service Status page and SureVoIP Twitter Service Status feed, so please check these first.