Spooks and Goblins - The Phone Tree VoIP Carnival Number 2

Updated: January 07, 2011

This week's collection of posts from VoIP blogs for the Phone Tree VoIP Carnival is on the topic of 'Spooks and Goblins' - for Halloween and to cover the issue of problems, snafus and just plain things going wrong.

Once again I was hoping for greater participation, but we do have an increase over the first time and I calculated that at this rate every blog in the world will be participating in twenty-five years time...so that's good news, right?

I'm just going to plunge right in with our spooky theme. Richard Martin, Editor In Chief of VON, submitted a great post on 'The Problem with the Motorola Droid.' It's a (semi) scary read and a great analysis of the issues facing the device. But he also had this to say, 'The more fundamental problem, though, is also Android’s strength: It’s an open source OS being adapted by handset manufacturers for a range of devices. As such it will not initially have, and may never have, the fully integrated voice-and-messaging power and reliability of the iPhone or BlackBerry ecosystems.'

Tsahi Levant-Levi at the Radvision blog (already a strong supporter of this VoIP Carnival idea - he has a 100% participation record) delivered a rant on the most annoying (and for some scariest) problem facing VoIP systems - dropped calls. But this article has a twist and it's worth checking out just for the photo of Tsahi using some extremely advanced phone technology.

Dave Michel of Pin Drop Soup (great name) wrote a really good analysis of the problems of mobility and PBXs and VoIP and integration - one of the great many-headed Hydra monsters of voice. It is worth heading over there for the article and also for the blog in general - a new one to me.

The basic recap is that someone found a bunch of Google Voice messages and transcriptions openly searchable via Google. It turned out that they were messages and transcriptions that had been made public (NOT a default option) but the fuss caused Google to remove that option - sadly in my view...

Although those were out only official entries - and thank you to all for those - I found a few other entries in the past week that at least fit the theme.

Fierce VoIP report on Sipera VoIP hacking demo.

VoIPSA report on extradition of VoIP Fraudster.

Global Crossing - security as an enabler.

We will have the third Phone Tree VoIP Carnival in a couple of weeks. Either that one or the one after will be hosted by Richard Martin of VON at their site and I will fill you in on the where and when in the next week.

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