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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 188.8.131.52
and 184.108.40.206. 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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| || || | Cisco SPA9000..?
Ria Elaine Gray-Jones
Does anyone have experience of setting one of these units up..? I am
considering one but not sure how to go about configuration.
I have 6 SIP lines currently on a Gigaset N300IP but would prefer a
wired installation rather than cordless. I have a couple of SPA501G IP
phones which work ok but there is no facility to transfer calls between
them or intercom or anything.
If I can get an SPA9000...
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| || || | BT Broadband Voice problems
R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
It was working on 19th October, but since late last week the program reports "Error in response from server please try again" and it won't register on my Gigaset either.
In BT's web site, which has moved, you can't pay, recent calls and bills don't appear correctly, many links are broken, although you can reinstall the BT Office Communicator.
Not managed to Google anything about whether BT...
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| || || | GoIP GSM gateway + FreePBX
Anyone know if the GoIP GSM gateway adapter is any good with FreePBX ?
or is there a better device ?
October 13th 16 02:42 PM
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| || || | Any Asterisk expert out there?
From the start let me say I know almost nothing about Linux or
A friend works from his home office but has an assistant based in an
office about 40 miles away (don't ask.) Both have good speed broadband
and a single PSTN line at each location. They both have mobiles.
It occurs to me that it should be possible to set up some sort of
virtual telephone system so that incoming calls...
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| || || | Fritzbox 7360 International
My Fritzbox 7170 of some 6 years got damaged by a lightning strike and
I need to replace it. I live in Spain but do not speak spanish very
well. The model on Amazon which has caught my attention is the 7360
International model 20002536. I normally do my research on Amazon.uk
and then buy on Amazon.es (to get the delivery charge down). I want to
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| || || | Advice wanted for a very simple voip setup
I have a very elderly relative who has recently moved into a care home,
and he would like to have the facility for very occasional incoming and
outgoing telephone calls - perhaps only one or two a week, to UK
His poor eyesight and lack of dexterity make typical - even "big button"
mobile phones, laptops, or tablets unsuitable. He could still
comfortably manage a...
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| || || | SPA112
Do I need to make up an RJ11 - RJ11 lead to connect my SPA112 to a
phone? It appears that I need contacts 3 and 4 on the SPA but 2 and 5
on the phone and none of the half dozen or so leads that I have meet
that spec! Currently working by connecting via a spare BT style socket.
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