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Group info uk.telecom.voip - monthly posting
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Hi, My Linksys SPA3102 has just died (Flashing red power LED) and wondered what the latest replacement would be ?? (FXS and FXO ports)
It fail due to a mains power fluctuation !
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August 23rd 17 11:38 AM
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I have a Sipgate account and as well as accessing it at home using a Cisco ATA attached to my router I also access it using Csip Simple on a Motorola Moto E Android mobile phone.
The problem is that on the mobile phone I keep getting voicemail notifications implying that I have a Sipgate voicemail message but I actually never get any voicemail messages on Sipgate, these are all false alarms...
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| || || | I good ios client I have found
I have been using Session Chat for sipgate and it seems pretty good. I
had been considering abandoning sipgate for skype, but now I am not so
Here it is:
I am not connected in any way to the company, I just installed the free
app and started using it. I get no complaints about echo anymore.
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| || || | Softphones for Betamax
I can't stand any more complaints about audio quality from people when
I speak to them on Betamax voipcheap.co.uk using the Betamax
Audio quality is perfect both ways with Skype.
Please recommend a generic windows softphone to work with
voipcheap.co.uk. Ideally one that can extract my caller names and
numbers from the cloud at Betamax.
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| || || | Betamax (voipcheap) issues
Is anyone else having issues with Betamax clones lately?
voipcheap.co.uk is regularly giving the message "no rowtes found"
(Obviously it should be routes as in roots)
This happened for an excessively long spell this afternoon but from
having never had a problem in the last... 10 years or so to having
almost daily issues with "no rowtes found" seems to me that all is not
well in the Betamax...
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| || || | Sipgate postal address authentication
In the last week or so Sipgate have introduced a requirement for newly
created accounts, in addition to the normal email activation link,
they must now be activated with a code sent by post, to the address
registered for 999 purposes.
You cannot make or receive calls until you receive and submit the
Providing Sipgate an address for Emergency Services has been necessary
for some time now,...
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| || || | Nuisance call: government energy saving
On 16/05/17 23:07, brightside S9 wrote:
On Tue, 16 May 2017 17:48:08 +0100, "Woody"
Call blocker no good if the call comes up as International,
Unavailable, or Withheld.....
Mine does, if selected to do so.
18 quid IIRC on Ebay.
May 20th 17 07:05 PM
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| || || | Can I port a landline number to VOIP, who to use?
I currently have two landlines both with ADSL which, with load
balancing, gives me around 10Mb/s broadband. However we're getting
FTTC which means one line will suffice.
We'd like to keep the number on the second line, so:-
Can I port the landline to VOIP? (It's on the Waldringfield
exchange, 01473, if that's of any consequence)
If I can port the number who can I do it with?
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April 20th 17 09:24 PM
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| || || | UKDDI - dying
Yes, I know, the service has been effectively shut down, but those
with numbers forwarded to a SIP address were able to still use them.
Lately I've noticed that the numbers I've had with them have become
unreliable. They had instructed us to accept calls from 22.214.171.124
and 126.96.36.199. Some time recently, the second of these paths has
gone offline, so if their load balancing mechanism is...
April 7th 17 03:44 AM
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| || || | Using 3G/4G for VOIP - issues?
I'm considering setting up a small laptop to use as a VOIP 'phone. I
use VOIP already quite a lot so know the basic ins and outs and I have
accounts at Sipgate and SipDiscount.
If I get a 'MiFi' router and a data only 3G/4G SIM am I likely to hit
any problems with mobile providers not allowing VOIP via their data
SIMs? If so then which providers (if any) do this?
Are there any other gotchas...
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| || || | I'm confused about my VOIP setup (not used for a long time)
I have two VOIP service accounts, on is at SIP-Discount and the other
is at SipGate. I use the SIP Discount one to make calls from my
mobile phone when I have a WiFi connection using my SipGate account.
What is confusing me now is that I have (from a long time ago) two
phone mumbers registered with these providers, one with each. How do
these work? I.e. if I call one of these numbers where...
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| || || | Echo on Sipgate
When using sipgate to make calls, people whom I call report they can
hear an echo of their own voice. I have tried using headphones but it
makes no difference. What is causing the echo? How can I stop it? I am
using Twinkle, a linux client.
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| || || | sipgate lack of ringing tone
When calling a sipgate number from a PSTN line I hear ringing tone while
waiting for the call to be answered, but when calling the same number
from a mobile (Tesco/O2), there is only silence until the call is
answered. The called VOIP phone is ringing in both cases, with no
issues of one-way audio when the calls are answered.
It seems this may be due to sipgate sending the ringing tone as...
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March 9th 17 03:35 PM
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| || || | Recommendation for an ATA, please
I'm probably spoiled by only ever having FritzBoxes which allow almost
anything! However, I need to set someone else up with an ATA and a
single analogue telephone.
The requirement is for the one telephone to receive incoming calls from
VOIP provider 'A' and to have a calling plan which routes outgoing calls
via VOIP provider 'A', a second VOIP provider 'B', or the PSTN dependant
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| || || | Sipgate with Zoiper on Android - Zoiper doesn't ring
I've got a Sipgate domestic VOIP account and have connected my ordinary home phone to it via a Cisco ATA. I can make and receive calls OK.
I've installed Zoiper on my Android smartphone and can make calls via Sipgate using that but when I ring my Sipgate number from another phone I thought both the home phone and the Zoiper smartphone should ring, but Zoiper doesn't.
Is there some setting I...
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| || || | Dumb question about IP phones...
We're about to start an evaluation of Swyx in preparation for move to a new
office. So to have a look around, we need a few IP telephones. There are
lots out there :-)
But the thing that confuses me is that the phones appear to have a fixed set
of features on the buttons. I kind of expected the keys on an IP phone to be
entirely programmable and defined on the VOIP PBX, i.e. by Swyx...
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| || || | How many phone sockets on Sipgate
I'm planning on installing a set of phone sockets all connected to one socket that is connected to a Cisco ATA that allows me to have VOIP calls on normal phones via Sipgate.
Is there a limit to the number of phones you can have - a bit like the REN I remember with normal phones?
In my setup, presumably the ringing current comes from the Cisco ATA rather than from the BT phone line as there...
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| || || | To VOIP or not ; SIPGATE or NOT ; LINKSYS ATA OR NOT - bogged down
Good afternoon all
I'm new to the VOIP, the VOIP @HOME world and also new on here, & so much information to consider..
Would appreciate any feedback, pointers, watchouts, or pitfalls before I take the big leap porting to VOIP in about a month's time.
For My provider :- I think I have settled with SIPGATE for the moment, with VOIPFONE as my next best choice if SIPGATE doesn't work...
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| || || | Sky and Sipgate
Help please. Having problems with a Yealink T28 and Sipgate (and A&A) accounts after changing to Sky and the new Sky router. Previously worked fine with Talktalk and Plusnet but I've made that many changes to the phone's settings fiddling it's like fumbling in the dark with a car engine and realising I've dismantled it to meccano level.
I've updated the phone's firmware to latest version and...
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| || || | IPKall with Sipgate
I'm trying out a sipgate account on my Starcom phone, and it is working
great for incoming and outgoing local calls.
I did a web search and some have reported that they have had no problems
registering an IPKall US phone number with Sipgate, but I can't get it
to work. I initially thought that it might take longer to set the
service up, but it has been a couple of days and it still isn't...
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