[chbot] OT: VOIP phone services and hardware

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Oct 10 23:09:37 BST 2013


You could also get a *real* VOIP phone for a similar price to the 
Linksys ATA, but of course you wouldn't be able to run analogue 
extensions. The good news is that it is easier to haul around.

I would bother re-provisioning Cisco or similar VOIP/SIP capable 
phones, they are designed for corporate infrastructure and a lot of 
fiddling will be required.

Also have a look at the Linksys ADSL2 + (2 x VOIP) + Wireless + QoS 
Router something like 
-- analogue + wireless VOIP in a single box.

Most interested to see how you get on with this project


At 08:43 a.m. 11/10/2013, you wrote:
>On 11/10/13 09:33, Richard Jones wrote:
>>I'm caught up in earthquake repair house moves and I'm beginning to
>>realise that life could have been a lot simpler and cheaper if my
>>landline phone service was delivered using voip as this could seamlessly
>>track with my new broadband connection location and save a lot of cash
>>over the months. We've not reached the point where we don't want a fixed
>>line phone.
>>Anyone have experience of this approach? Recommended alternatives?
>>Successful android / iphone voip apps for pstn gateway connections?
>We've been using VoIP for quite a few years now. Been using 2Talk 
>since about 2007 or so. As long as you have a decent Internet 
>connection you shouldn't have any issues. It's quite flexible as you mentioned.
>You sound like you're only going to use it for outgoing calling 
>which is a good way to get more comfortable with VoIP. You can port 
>your existing landline number over if you wanted to go all the way.
>There's a SIP client built into recent Android builds and third 
>party clients for builds which don't have that.
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