Thursday, July 19, 2007

TeleBlend Update

I'm a man, I can admit when I'm wrong. It appears that TeleBlend is one of the "preferred" providers according to the Sunrocket email. I still find it odd that they don't have any corporate information online, that their domain is less than a week old, that their TOS is a copy/paste of Sunrocket's, and that their support phone number is the same as Sunrocket's.

BUT, since Sunrocket has named them as an alternative, and there are reports on DSLR about success with them, they might not be all evil (just a little evil). Anyway, use them at your own risk. I still recommend established providers like Vonage, ViaTalk, and others.

WARNING!!! TeleBlend VoIP Service

DSLReports users have reported that a company called "TeleBlend" has been selected as one of the "official" Sunrocket replacements. However, a quick look at their website's WHOIS information shows that the domain was registered just yesterday:

Network Operations
520 E Zarragossa Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
United States

Registered through:, Inc. (
Created on: 17-Jul-07
Expires on: 18-Jul-09
Last Updated on: 17-Jul-07

Administrative Contact:
Operations, Network
520 E Zarragossa Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
United States
(850) 470-5502

Technical Contact:
Operations, Network
520 E Zarragossa Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
United States
(850) 470-5502

Domain servers in listed order:

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jul-2007
Creation Date: 18-jul-2007
Expiration Date: 18-jul-2009

I would be extremely cautious about this company as they just popped up on the VoIP radar. Their SSL certs do not appear to be verified in Firefox. Even scarier, it appears that they have the complete SunRocket subscriber database. If you go to the Signup page and enter your number, they've got your name and address. My advice: stay away.

ATS E6501S (sold at Staples) Instructions

Here are the passwords:

Login: user/welcome - Regular user login that changes router settings
Login: tech/kaboom - Administrative that also adds voice changes

ATS Configuration Location: Voice > Basic

DID: (New phone number)
Display Name: (Your choice - not needed)
SIP Name: (New phone number)
SIP Password: (New password)
Proxy Server Address: (New SIP address)
Proxy Server: 5060 (default)
Registrar Server Address:
(New SIP address)
Registrar Server Port: 5060 (default)
Registrar Address of Record: (blank - default)
Registration Retry Interval(s): 60 (default)
Outbound Proxy Address: (Provided by your new provider, might just be the SIP address)
Outbound Proxy Port: 0 (zero - default)
Dial Plan: (Probably safe to leave as-is)
Digit Timer: 5000 (default)

Using your Gizmo with other providers

My only experience here has been moving the Innomedia and AC-211 Gizmo's (Linksys is forthcoming) over to ViaTalk. However, I believe that the process should be similar, if not the same for other providers. They will provide you with a phone number, username, password, SIP server/port, and possibly CODEC information. Follow the instructions here and you should be able to use your Gizmo with just about any provider you want.