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Re: SIP service for Comfort alarm / SOHO use?



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I have a few sipgate inbound numbers and with a bit of fiddling you can
get them to run into an asterisk PABX.

Not tried an outbound call, but audio quality of the inbound is good to
a fairly basic grandstream sitting on my office desk so see no reason
that the outbound wouldn't be similar.

Alex

On 25/07/18 10:56, Paul Gordon paul_gordon@xxxxxxx [ukha_d] wrote:
>
>
> 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 router 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.lifewire.com/free-sip-providers-3426672
> <https://www.lifewire.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 finding a free account, but I?d like to keep the subs
> reasonable, otherwise I could just go back down the ISP provided
> route? 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?
>
> Cheers!
>
> P.
>
>
>
>



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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">I have a few sipgate inbound
numbers
and with a bit of fiddling you can get them to run into an
asterisk PABX.<br>
<br>
Not tried an outbound call, but audio quality of the inbound is
good to a fairly basic grandstream sitting on my office desk so
see no reason that the outbound wouldn't be similar.<br>
<br>
Alex<br>
<br>
On 25/07/18 10:56, Paul Gordon <a
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[ukha_d]
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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.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </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?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> </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),  but the tricky choice is what VOIP
provider to use to provide the SIP trunk?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I believe there are ?free? SIP
providers?
for example: <a
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https://www.lifewire.com/free-sip-providers-3426672</a>
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 &amp; 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)?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">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 finding a free
account, but I?d like to keep the subs reasonable, otherwise I
could just go back down the ISP provided route? 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?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p
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<p
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<p class="MsoNormal">P.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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