[kwlug-disc] KWLUG and Voip
kiwi at ssenn.com
Fri Feb 11 09:57:26 EST 2011
The secret I have discovered to make Voip not so daunting is planning, and
Even for the phones in your home.
Ma BELL has been at this game for a long time, and no one delivers phones
service with the same reliability; it just works. When power is out, it just
works; when there is a flood, it just works.
We seek alternatives, because we now understand that delivering a call to
your home or business does not cost what we are charged.
Voip offers a lot of savings. You must determine if it is worth while to
Even if you start with hardware, a computer that is suitable for the system
you are putting together; there will will be additional hardware to
When clients hire me to put in place a system; I have a list of
pre-requisites that they must meet.
I am accepting responsibility for all their communication needs, I am taking
over Bell's place; that bar is set pretty high.
-internet access (bonded dsl or fibre)
-for your home standard dsl service should be enough
-standard POTS line (commonly for the Alarm, FAX)
When the pre-requisites are met, we need to buy phones, poe switches and
ensure we have a firewall in place.
VOIP.MS service is great and they are cheaper than unlimitel; but I have
found unlimitel to have better quality.
Voip.ms has a lot of great features that completely do away with the need
for you to even install asterisk of freeswitch or whatever you favourite PBX
Purchase ip phones http://www.voipsupply.com/
Register directly to their service.
You can setup an office with the following common feature right from their
portal (hosted pbx like, at not additional cost to you)
Now go and try it, this is the fastest way to get going with voip.
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 09:08, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> Given how prominent VOIP is in the community, and it's general reliance on
> linux, does the group think my previous idea of the LUG promoting VOIP
> publicly to be a good idea?
> I'm wondering if the group put on a free 'voip Saturday' or something. We
> find some space and corral some presenters and providers on
> home/business/tech voip. Then do some promotion and see if it draws in the
> folks. I know the lug has done some talks on this, but perhaps it makes
> sense to expand it a bit.
> Or are my dreams too big? :)
> On 11/02/11 09:01 AM, Colin Mackay wrote:
>> f hardware am I looking at if I want my Asterisk box to use all the
>> current analog phones in my home?
>> Anyone loca
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