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SIP service for Comfort alarm / SOHO use?



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Hey chaps... since my latest ISP upgrade a few months ago (to 300MB fibre)
=
I finally decided not to pay them the extra charge for POTS presentation
as=
I figured I can make do with mobiles, messaging apps, and my employers SfB=
etc... and for the most part that's true.

However my Comfort alarm also made use of the analog phone line to dial
out=
in alarm events, and whilst I have GSM backup in the alarm panel for that,=
it uses a PAYG SIM card, which I seem to always have no credit on, so I'm =
considering reinstating an analog phone line just for Comfort (initially,
I=
may expand its use later).

I can source a cheap 1-line ATA no problem, or even consider upgrading my
r=
outer to a Draytek Vigor BX2000 (which might be overkill),  but the tricky
=
choice is what VOIP provider to use to provide the SIP trunk...

I believe there are 'free' SIP providers... for example: https://www.lifewi=
re.com/free-sip-providers-3426672 however, I'm doubtful that any so called
=
free service will offer the features I need, - primarily PSTN calls, but I
=
may like to have a few other bells & whistles such as multiple,
geo-located=
phone numbers etc... (could be handy for me to have a UK number as well as=
a Norwegian number)...

Do any of you chaps use, or have first hand experience of any SIP
providers=
that you'd be happy to recommend - like I said, I'm not anticipating findi=
ng a free account, but I'd like to keep the subs reasonable, otherwise I
co=
uld just go back down the ISP provided route... Being an ISP their add-on
c=
harges for an analog phone port was, to my mind, a bit steep, so I reckon
I=
can DIY it for less, plus it also makes my phone service independent of th=
e ISP, so I can change ISP again in the future if I want to, without
ballsi=
ng up my phone numbers, or interrupting the service...

Cheers!

P.



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<p class="MsoNormal">Hey chaps&#8230; since my latest
ISP upgrade a few months ago (to 300MB fibre) I finally decided not to pay
them the extra charge for POTS presentation as I figured I can make do with
mobiles, messaging apps, and my employers SfB etc&#8230; and for
the most part that&#8217;s true.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">However my Comfort alarm also made use
of the analog phone line to dial out in alarm events, and whilst I have GSM
backup in the alarm panel for that, it uses a PAYG SIM card, which I seem
to always have no credit on, so I&#8217;m considering
reinstating an analog phone line just for Comfort (initially, I may expand
its use later).<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I can source a cheap 1-line ATA no
problem, or even consider upgrading my router to a Draytek Vigor BX2000
(which might be overkill), &nbsp;but the tricky choice is what VOIP
provider to use to provide the SIP
trunk&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I believe there are
&#8216;free&#8217; SIP providers&#8230; for example: <a
href="https://www.lifewire.com/free-sip-providers-3426672";>
https://www.lifewire.com/free-sip-providers-3426672</a>
however, I&#8217;m doubtful that any so called free service will offer
the features I need, - primarily PSTN calls, but I may like to have a few
other bells &amp; whistles such as multiple, geo-located phone numbers
etc&#8230; (could be handy for me to have a UK number as well as a
Norwegian number)&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Do any of you chaps use, or have first
hand experience of any SIP providers that you&#8217;d be happy to
recommend &#8211; like I said, I&#8217;m not anticipating finding a
free account, but I&#8217;d like to keep the subs reasonable, otherwise
I could just go
back down the ISP provided route&#8230; Being an ISP their add-on
charges for an analog phone port was, to my mind, a bit steep, so I reckon
I can DIY it for less, plus it also makes my phone service independent of
the ISP, so I can change ISP again in the future
if I want to, without ballsing up my phone numbers, or interrupting the
service&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal">Cheers!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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<p class="MsoNormal">P.<o:p></o:p></p>
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