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Re: Good VoIP Solution for Home ?

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Old 28.06.2010, 14:11
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VOIP Home PBX

Hello,


for those of us who have friends and family out side of Switzerland you are able to do the following to save yourself phone costs.


By installing your own telephone exchange at home and connecting it to the internet you are able to connect phones all around the world at zero costs.


Here is a basic outline for more questions feel free to contact me..


You need to have everyone on cable or adsl.
You need a basic PC, N270 cpu is enough.
Fedora Linux OS system Free
Asterisk PBX software Free www.asterisk.org
Good router/firewall with DDNS option example RV042
Telephones gigasets C470IP ip voip phone as an example.


Once your pbx is up and running you can connect all your phones with the DDNS name of you home phone server and make your own private telephone network.

For more questions give me a call
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Old 28.06.2010, 14:19
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

another simpler option is to use a VOIP adapter that just plugs into your router and then you can connect standard cordless phone to this.
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Old 28.06.2010, 14:26
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

Is this a commercial service you are offering, or simply some friendly advice. I have to admit this looks decidedly commercial to me.
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Old 28.06.2010, 14:38
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another simpler option is to use a VOIP adapter that just plugs into your router and then you can connect standard cordless phone to this.
You still need a SIP/VOIP provider. By using Asterisk, you become your own SIP/VOIP provider. There's a bunch of others besides Asterisk, but Asterisk is by far the most popular:
http://www.radioraiders.com/voip-sip-pbx.html

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Is this a commercial service you are offering, or simply some friendly advice. I have to admit this looks decidedly commercial to me.
He's just linking to Asterisk, which is a free, open-source application. Since he didn't link to any pay-site SIP provider, it's clear to me he's not selling anything and just seems happy to make people aware that Asterisk exists.
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Old 28.06.2010, 14:58
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

I was just as enthusiastic about Asterisk when I discovered it back in 2005. It's a good system to get started with, particularly if you use one of the all-in-one distributions like Trixbox or FreePBX v2.

However, Asterisk has some limitations which can be avoided by using FreeSwitch instead. If you are interested in Asterisk, then you should at least take a look at FreeSwitch before committing to Asterisk.

FreePBX v3 is built on FreeSwitch. Earlier versions of FreePBX used Asterisk.
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Old 28.06.2010, 15:00
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

Free advice...

The thing here you can expand your own network, add any cheap phone voip providers into your pbx box and rout any calls anywhere you like.

Example, I have a DID number which is a real phone number in Zürich that connects to the internet voip provider, about 5 euros a month, the call is diverted to my box and routed to anyphone on my network or to any phone I have connected around the world.
To date I have phones in Iran, Spain, UK, Swiss, italy, Bahrain and all work fine.
A basic phone and a voip proider and gate way is fine but if you want more!
I have swisstogether, means free calling between natel and home.
I have a PSTN gateway connected to my box. I can call my box for free using my mobile then enter the number I want and ring the voip phone in uk or bahrain for zero costs...

There are a few boxs out the that do this asterisk is one, and its all open source and free,,,

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Spreading the word Asterisk Rules

Hi, MoabMan

What are the limitations on the Asterisk compared to FreeSwitch ?
The asterisk build is up to 1.6.2.9 and so far I have not found any limitations. I dont use a windows interface and script everything myself
as its better I find.

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Old 28.06.2010, 15:25
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

one thing that you might be able to help me with:

i would be interested in hooking up a GSM modem to the computer then calling this from my mobile phone (free calls from mobile to modem).

the idea would then be that i can re-dial out from this via VOIP and have the box bridge the audio so that i can get international calls at VOIP rates from my mobile phone.

have you done anything like this?
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Old 28.06.2010, 15:30
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

Hiya,

Sure I have the same setup also and I have installed a MV370 http://www.voipon.co.uk/portech-mv37...FcQx3wodOGut4Q


You can add 1 sim card and then dial out, or into your PBX box. The Box uses a standard network interface for conencting to your system....
If you add a Sunrise sim and you also have a sunrise sim mobile you can then call the box for free, swisscom does the together option as well but I think you pay more for the option as always
The once conencted you can route your call anywhere...

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Old 28.06.2010, 15:55
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Voip providers

Here is a list of voip providers:

http://progx.ch/home-voip-prixbetamax-3-2-2.html

If you grab a voip phone like the gigaset C470IP you can add about
7 accounts to the phone you just need to end each saved phone number
with #1 or #2 etc for each account...

most of these accounts you only need to add 10$ for the first 90 days and then if you call a fixed line its free,

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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I use: http://www.voiptalk.org/products/index.html

Located in the UK, get 1000minutes free to just about all countries on Land-lines for £4.99

I also use a Siemens Giga-set cordless phone. The advantage of this phone is it can be used for both VOIP and fixed line. I did buy a VOIP box but only used it for a short time as when I setup a fixed line phone and cordless phone for each line decided to find a better solution.. Only downside is if both the cordless phones run out of battery, I can only receive and make fixed line calls till I charge the batteries.

The Siemens phones have standard AAA batteries, so also cheap to replace once thier life has come to an end.
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Hiya,

Sure I have the same setup also and I have installed a MV370 http://www.voipon.co.uk/portech-mv37...FcQx3wodOGut4Q


You can add 1 sim card and then dial out, or into your PBX box. The Box uses a standard network interface for conencting to your system....
If you add a Sunrise sim and you also have a sunrise sim mobile you can then call the box for free, swisscom does the together option as well but I think you pay more for the option as always
The once conencted you can route your call anywhere...

Regards
Sauron
yes. i have sunrise and was thinking of getting another sunrise sim. the box looks, good but is expensive.

i already have a GSM modem and so wanted to configure the audio bridge logic in the asterisk box itself and also the DTMF logic in asterisk.

it should be possible to bridge the audio via the sound card connections and do the DTMF logic in asterisk.

EDIT: this could be it: http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/GSMopen
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

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Hi, MoabMan

What are the limitations on the Asterisk compared to FreeSwitch ?
The asterisk build is up to 1.6.2.9 and so far I have not found any limitations. I dont use a windows interface and script everything myself
as its better I find.

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In a word, deadlock.

For a full explanation read this article by Anthony Minessale the main developer of FreeSwitch and many Asterisk applications.
http://www.freeswitch.org/node/117
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Hiya MoabMan

Thanks for the feedback, will check out the software, but for a small user like myself my system runs rock steady all the time,, I have more issues
with the rtp stream than anything else lol

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Old 28.06.2010, 19:18
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I have used asterisk extensively and it's a great system. While the hardware/software expenses are relatively low, it's pretty tech-labour intensive and that's where most of our money went. It isn't something you can set up yourself - in a way it's a little like vbulletin, the software is there but you need to be a pro to get it working the way you want and to keep it working well no matter what.
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Re: VOIP Home PBX

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one thing that you might be able to help me with:

i would be interested in hooking up a GSM modem to the computer then calling this from my mobile phone (free calls from mobile to modem).

the idea would then be that i can re-dial out from this via VOIP and have the box bridge the audio so that i can get international calls at VOIP rates from my mobile phone.

have you done anything like this?
Phil

you can achieve the same effect in 10 min with zero investment. get on a cellular plan like Orange Optima that offers free unlimited calls to a fixnet number. Sign up with voipbuster.com for SIP service. they also provide you a gateway thru a fixed line number in CH, which recognizes your cell number. Call the number for free from your cell, dial the desired int'l number, and Bob's your uncle, as they say ....

on my Symbian Nokia, i have a small app that automates everything and I dial straight out of my phonebook with one click. I can show you next time I see you.
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Hi
Wondered if anyone knows a good Swiss supplier of VoIP services?

Have looked at this site

http://www.interoute.com/ - VoIP Service Providers

and this one

Planet VoIP - http://planetvoip.com/

Any thoughts?

Cheers
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Re: VoIP

There are some international on-line companies that offer great prices.

If you are not interested for something very Hi-End, try www.nonoh.net or Xvoip
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Hi,

I've been using Switzernet - http://switzernet.com/public/060801-web/index.php for almost 2 years. Occasional echo on the line otherwise super value for CHF9 per month. All landline calls in CH, most of Europe and Canada/USA are free. Mobile calls are cheaper than Swisscom etc.

I use a Fritz!Box 7270 with DECT phones directly connected. I've seen Siemens router/phone packages from MediaMarkt.

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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Check out www.telio.ch for voip in switzerland. They also have an iphone app....

Disclaimer: the poster of this message may work for the organisation in question, so any advice may not be impartial.
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