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Old 09.12.2015, 14:56
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VOIP in the home using 3rd party platforms (preferably free)

Hi Folks,
my topic/thread s quite specific because I understand there are already a myriad of option provided by the respective www service providers.

I intend to move to Sunrise for TV, www & landed telephony in January.
Their landed telephony offering is really targetting CH landlines or all CH providers.

I seek a VOIP out of the box solution that I can plug into LAN and make & take international call with, using my www connection.

I am not seeking a pc/laptop or mobile device solution. I have in mind a standalone phone over IP.

thanks for your inputs
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Re: VOIP in the home using 3rd party platforms (preferably free)

Take a look at the Fritz!Box line by AVM at http://en.avm.de/products/. We have been using a setup with several voip providers for quite some time. It works well both with DECT phones that you can register right there without any base station, and phones plugged into the box.

Or, if you like working in the config file trenches, set up your very own Asterisk server. Easier and just as good for most purposes is a SIP proxy like the one described in the http://rtcquickstart.org/ guide.

But I think buying a voip-enabled box would cost you a little less time
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Re: VOIP in the home using 3rd party platforms (preferably free)

Hi,

another possibility is a Skype enabled phone (http://www.microspot.ch/msp/de/telef...ite-0000650049).

I have one plugged into Swisscom Router Grande and it works perfectly.

Paolo
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Re: VOIP in the home using 3rd party platforms (preferably free)

We use an older equivalent of this Gigaset DECT phone:

https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...phones-2738883

along with a Freecall SIP account.

The phone plugs into the normal phone socket and the internet, and you put in the SIP details through a web interface.

You can set up simple routing rules, e.g. international (00*) numbers go via SIP provider.

Freecall is great because it gives 90 "freedays" for each topup - I (automatically) top up about 10 EUR each four months (90 freedays, about 30 days using up the 10 EUR).

We also have a SIPGate account which we use for incoming calls via a UK number, so friends & family based there can call us at UK rates. The phone happily connects to both.
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Re: VOIP in the home using 3rd party platforms (preferably free)

I've ended up putting together a little bit more complex setup that is really needed, with an Asterisk box at home connecting up to three different VoIP providers.

However, many years ago I bough some Bang&Olufsen cordless phones that I wanted to keep using. To hook these up with the home Asterisk set-up I am using a small Cisco box [1] into which you connect your old analogue phone and a network cable. Over a web interface you can set all of your VoIP providers details. Something like this little box could be what you are looking for?

I also have CSipSimple [2] installed on my Android phone, so that when a call comes in on the "land line" and I'm on a WiFi connection, my mobile will ring as well as the house phone.

For my Swiss number, the VoIP provider I'm using is netvoip [2]. They allowed me to port my old Swisscom number, and it's now a prepaid service. Free incoming calls, and ok pricing for outgoing.


[1] https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...phones-2729329
[2] https://code.google.com/p/csipsimple/
[3] https://www.netvoip.ch/
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Hi,

another possibility is a Skype enabled phone (http://www.microspot.ch/msp/de/telef...ite-0000650049).

I have one plugged into Swisscom Router Grande and it works perfectly.

Paolo
that's the kind of thing I'm thinking about. Simple.
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