Happy Thanksgiving! and “post bird” specials from the FreePBX Team.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Schmooze, SIPStation and FreePBX Teams!

Please be advised Schmooze Com Inc will be closed Thursday, November 28th in observance of the holiday.  Our FreePBX and PBXact support teams will be available for our clients experiencing system outages with 24/7 FreePBX or PBXact Peace of Mind Contracts only. SIPStation support will monitor incoming tickets for critical outages and respond as necessary.

Please feel free to open any non-emergency support tickets which will be attended to on Friday November 29th.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday!


Early Bird Pricing – Double discount until December 16th!

Seminar Only – $1,695   normally $1,995

Seminar and Demo Kit – $2,580   normally $2,790

(Course regular pricing is $2,295 and $2,999 respectively)

FreePBX Official Training – January 2014 – Special Holiday Pricing


Our next Open Telephony Training Seminar (OTTS) Event will be held in Naples Florida, January 13-16th, 2014. We are excited to announce that we’ve just doubled our Early Bird discount, just in time for the Holidays! This special discount won’t last long, so sign up today! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-te…s-naples-january-13-162014-tickets-8201345445


Early Bird Pricing – Double discount until December 16th!

Seminar Only – $1,695   normally $1,995

Seminar and Demo Kit – $2,580   normally $2,790

(Course regular pricing is $2,295 and $2,999 respectively)


About the Open Telephony Training Seminar

This training seminar will teach advanced topics to market, sell, deploy, troubleshoot, customize and administer Asterisk/FreePBX solutions relevant to all FreePBX based distributions. The seminar starts by providing an advanced foundation in FreePBX and Asterisk. We then move into some Linux command line and Asterisk CLI and how they relate directly to PBX administration, and troubleshooting. We cover system and telephony hardware and IP phones, as well as what to consider when choosing these components. Next we go into some Sales and Marketing. The 4th day is optional and reserved for a few hours of training on PBXact and Commercial Modules and the Certification Test. The Certification Test is a requirement if you are looking to become a FreePBX Certified Reseller. Click HERE for course details and information about the organizers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Organizations who want to become a Certified FreePBX Reseller

  • Persons/organizations selling, provisioning, and deploying open-source PBXs

  • IT professionals deploying PBXs in their own organization

  • Telephony professionals and carriers exploring the world of open-source Asterisk-based PBXs

  • Organizations deploying Inbound Call Centers of any size with FreePBX or PBXact




Phone Apps for FreePBX? No we aren’t talking about the latest “Words with Fiends” or “Disgruntled Poultry” time killing app for your smartphone, We are talking about apps for your real phone, the one on your desk where business gets done.

FreePBX Phone Apps (also known as REST APPS) allow users to control PBX functions and call settings directly from the screen of their phone.   The initial release of applications include Call Parking, Follow-Me Management and Do Not Disturb.  We will be expanding to include additional functionality, features and supported devices in the near future.  The goal is to empower users to intuitively manage call setting and features directly from their phone, minimizing the reliance upon hard to remember feature codes, and logging into the PBX GUI to modify settings.

Phone Apps connect to your PBX using the newly created FreePBX RESTful API (we’ll have more on our new API in a few weeks).  The new API allows us to develop applications that can be supported across multiple phone manufacturers and devices.

FreePBX Phone Apps are a suite of applications that integrate directly with FreePBX, our Commercial EndPoint Manager and popular phones from manufacturers such as.


Speaking of phones I wouldn’t be a very good sales and marketing guy if I didn’t take time for a commercial break here to make a quick announcement about phones.  All of the phones available for use with our new Phone Apps are now also available for purchase from within the FreePBX Portal Store.  Purchasing phones directly from FreePBX/Schmooze Com helps support the continued development of FreePBX.  

The Parking Application lets users see Parked calls directly from their phone display.  It will work with both the standard Parking Module and the enhanced Park Pro module.  Users can visually see parked calls, pick up any parked call and park calls with the same application depending on phone support.


The Follow Me Phone App gives you control over your Follow Me settings.  Allowing users to enable and disable follow me, change their follow me numbers, ring time and call confirmation.  The App will also provide Visual notifications when Follow-Me is enabled.


The Do Not Disturb (DND) Application allows you to toggle your current state of DND between enabled and disabled, and on supported devices will change the BLF notification light for a mapped button, or provide an onscreen notification.


For a limited time we are offering FreePBX Phone Apps for Free, you can log into our portal and pick up a free three month license today.  Please note in order to use Phone Apps you will have to have the FreePBX EndPoint Manager licensed and installed.  Once you have had a chance to install and use the Apps we would love to hear your feedback.  The best place for general feedback or questions would be on the dedicated forum at FreePBX.org http://www.freepbx.org/forums/freepbx-phone-apps or if you find a bug you would like us to address you can visit issues.freepbx.org and submit a ticket.

Preston McNair

VP of Sales & Marketing

On behalf of the FreePBX and Schmooze Team!


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