[kwlug-disc] Unlimitel/ATA pricing

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Thu Mar 12 18:59:54 EDT 2009

--- On Thu, 3/12/09, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:

> Each FXS port on the 2102 has to register to its *own* DID.
>  You cannot do one DID to two independent extensions with the 2102. 
> This is already PBX-land.  The minimal way to do that is use a SPA9000
> which is a souped up router acting as a PBX (a production version of an
> Asterisk-hacked router).

So the two ports on the box act as a shared line? Say I hook up two analog phones to the 2102. Now I pick up one phone and make a call. If I pick up the other phone I am going to listen in on the conversation?

Could I purchase two DIDs and configure the 2102 to use them both? Or is this also foolish thinking?

Interesting. I have three minutes left on my Internet time, so I won't be able to look up that other box you mentioned. But I should do that. 

> I suggest running the ATA on a separate line (your own
> phone) before you
> unleash VOIP on your PBX users.  Though there will probably
> be no hangups (so to speak), you want to make sure that the bugs
> are worked out before people in the office start using VOIP.  People
> expect Bell quality telephony when they pick up the phone and anything
> is just disappointing.

This is good advice. I am going to have to see how the logistics of this will work out. We are actually thinking about this for a brand new building we are setting up, for which we would like multiple Bell lines but can't afford them. 

Thanks to everybody who is helping me understand this stuff. I really appreciate the crash course (so to speak). 

- Paul

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