[kwlug-disc] Unlimitel/ATA pricing

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Mar 12 19:25:15 EDT 2009

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Paul Nijjar wrote:
> --- 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? 

No they are independent.

>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?

Now you've got it.  Two DIDs, two phones, no crosstalk.

> 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. 

I think VOIP is best appreciated new installs where there is nothing to
work around/interface with.  Blank slate.  Your new building can have
five lines for $2.50/month +calls.

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