|Save Money on Long Distance Phone Calls|
By Jeremy Tompkins, Internet Specialist
It’s no secret that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls can cost significantly less than those made from a standard phone line, especially if they’re long-distance. Some services like Skype are completely free if you call another Skype user. We all love something for nothing. With free software, by the way it works seamlessly with your internet connection; you can chat away with friends and never worry about cost, time or distance. Share the love and get your friends to download the software so you can talk, chat or make video calls for nothing. Three-way calls are another great feature of Internet phone software. No longer is three-way calling limited to business professionals, you, your friends, and your family can get in on the action.
There are many options to make free or low cost world wide calls. Most of the time it requires that people on both ends use the same software, for example, both are using Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Chat , etc .. You may also download VoIP software to your wireless phone (if it is supported) that will allow you to use Wi-Fi when available. Software from GoSIP is an example of the type of software available. A super, but old, article is available here. This article explains the pros and cons of the technologies. Many of the cons have been addressed by the providers.
|Red Shift, Certified Green Business|
By Tony Cricelli, CTO
In last month’s newsletter, we announced that the Monterey Bay Green business program has certified Red Shift as a Green Business, but we did not include the “official” photo from the certificate ceremony. We are so proud to be newly certified that we thought we would mention it again and this time show our photo. You may click on the photo below to enlarge it. Not all of our staff is pictured, since many were still on the phones assisting customers.Let Red Shift Revitalize Your Web Site
By Chris Rauber, Sales Director
Perhaps you’ve been thinking about having a new website created or maybe you are looking to give your current website a face-lift. Well, look no further! Red Shift is here to help! Our web architects have the creativity and the know-how to maximize your website’s appeal without minimizing your bank account. From simple one page sites to custom corporate commerce sites, Red Shift does it all.
Changes at Red Shift
We are sad to report that a valuable employee of Red Shift, Brent, has moved away from the area. Brent came to Red Shift a few years ago with our acquisition of MontereyBay.com and quickly became an integral member of the Red Shift Sales team. We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors!
We have hired a replacement for Brent and we welcome Joe to the Red shift family. Joe comes to Red Shift with a strong customer service and sales background and we know that many of you will appreciate his attention to detail.
We also changed our hours of operation. Our new hours are: