Saving Money with netTALK DUO

  • Episode 284
  • February 26, 2013
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Nelson Hudes joins Robbie and Hillary to discuss how netTALK DUO is able to save you nearly $1,000 per year by replacing your existing phone company. And you can even keep your phone number!

This episode is sponsored in part by: netTALK DUO, Netflix, Eco Alkalines and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario, with special guest Nelson Hudes from NetTalk DUO.
  • The Google+ Hangouts happen each week during the live show. cat5.tv/gplus
  • The growth of Category5.TV in China.
  • Send in your viewer postcards.
  • A quick check on Major Tom.
  • {play 8:30}Interview: Nelson Hudes from NetTalk DUO talks with Robbie about how his product saves users close to $1,000 per year.
    • netTALK DUO products allow you to keep your existing phone number.
    • The netTALK DUO device line uses your Internet connection to replace your phone line.
    • Switching to netTALK DUO can save you $900+ per year by allowing you to fire your phone company.
    • The true cost of netTALK DUO - hardware plus annual service, with no more phone bills, ever.
    • Is your Internet service not good enough? No problem; the money you're saving will allow you to upgrade to a better Internet service and still save money.
    • Where the netTALK DUO can be purchased.
    • Buying International phone service is $10 / month and gives you unlimited calling.
    • Month of Love promotion gives you free SMS messaging (coupon now expired).
    • Use cases for netTALK DUO. Students, travelers, family vacations.
    • With netTALK DUO, even if your kids go overseas, it's still a local call to talk to them.
    • The difference between the devices: netTALK DUO, DUO II or DUO WiFI.
    • netTALK DUO WiFi remembers multiple WiFi networks.
    • netTALK toll-free support provides a toll-free number for one-on-one help.
    • Viewer Question: Can you get a netTALK DUO outside Canada or the USA?
    • The features: Enhanced 911 service, Call Answer, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, and more! Everything you'd expect from any high-end phone service. All included at no extra charge.
    • Viewer Question: Can you activate a netTALK DUO device on Linux?
    • The cost of porting your phone number to netTALK DUO.
    • Trying the netTALK DUO before you commit to canceling your existing provider.
  • Checking out the new birds, Pumpkin and Clementine.
  • {play 30:20}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 35:56}Feature: Activating a netTALK DUO device and getting ready to save around $1,000 per year.
    • netTALK DUO WiFI unboxing.
    • Plugging the netTALK DUO into a Linux computer.
    • Using nettalk.com/activate to activate our netTALK device using the credentials printed on the inside of the product box.
    • Setting up our login credentials for netTALK service.
    • Setting up 911 service with our netTALK device.
    • Selecting a phone number to get us started with netTALK DUO. Remember, we can later port our existing number if we like, so this is just our initial setup.
    • Accessing the netTALK Customer Account Manager for the first time.
    • Porting our existing phone number to our netTALK DUO account with just a few mouse clicks.
    • Activating some extra features such as Voicemail on our netTALK DUO.
    • Disconnecting the netTALK DUO from our computer and then moving it over to Ethernet for a more permanent setup.
    • Using the A/C power adapter for the netTALK DUO allows you to plug everything into a battery backup (UPS) so even in a power outage, your netTALK DUO phone service will work.
    • Now that the netTALK DUO is configured, your phone will ring once and the service is activated.
    • Making our first phone call (to Illinois) over netTALK DUO.
  • {play 49:03}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Question: I am looking for a way to change the color of individual folders. Do you have any suggestions?
    • We'll assume the viewer is using Nautilus.
    • Changing the folder icon for a folder in Nautilus.
    • Screengrabbing the existing folder icon and colorizing it, as a quick demonstration to get you started.
  • Viewer Question: Can you install Ubuntu Mobile on other phones, or just the Galaxy Nexus? Could it be installed on the HTC One X?
  • Viewer Question: How can I use ProxyChains on Debian 6? Or alternatively, is there a way to browse anonymously from Linux?
  • Viewer Question: What do you think of Firefox OS? Will it be better than Android?
  • {play 57:18}Prize Giveaway: A netTALK DUO WiFi with one year free phone service including Canada/USA long distance calling.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball

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