[chbot] OT: VOIP phone services and hardware

Robin Gilks robin at gilks.org
Thu Oct 10 22:18:26 BST 2013

I've got a spare Linksys WAG54GP2V2 which is pretty much the same as that
quoted by Mark you can borrow - I upgraded to a Cisco box a year or so
back for my VoIP service. The WIFI aerial connection needs to be re-fitted
and I'm not sure what I did with the PSU but its a standard 12v 1A job.

> Richard,
> 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
> <http://www.ebay.com/itm/251354588605>http://www.ebay.com/itm/251354588605
> -- analogue + wireless VOIP in a single box.
> Most interested to see how you get on with this project
> -Mark
> 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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