- Sipgate.com (Phone number free and incoming calls free, the best deal for Demo and testing stuff) avail in Europe and US
- Broadvoice.com (BYOD = bring your own device) but monthly fees like a landline. Avail in the US
- A german SIP provider to have a german phone number ringing in my home town in Minnesota
You need to watch out that the provider is not using a propietary SIP derivate, otherwise your router may not be able to log into this. Examples for propietary SIP is Vonage and MagicJack. Always ask/watch the "RFC based SIP" or "BYOD" label to make sure it is plain standard SIP
Tyler Halfpop wrote:
I was wondering what would be the cheapest way to set this up at home with equipment from Ebay. Jeremy Cioara said that he did it in his home in one of his videos and it sounds like a really fun project. Does anybody have any recommendations for an Internet Telephony Service Provider and how much they pay a month? Thanks.
Your cable modem ISP if you get static IP's might be able to also provide you with SIP services; I know cablevision(NY Long Island) does. probably cost more than the a few of the options Patric mentioned though as this is the same service they sell to buisnesses and has SLA's attached to it.
Patrick Geschwindner - CCIE R&S, CCSI, @ Ascolta Learningpartner wrote:
I would prefer the ones with an SLA, because Internet has no clue about QoS. For my demo/private usage the internet is good enough, but for reliability I'd rather shell out some bucks.
Yea even the cable SIPS are still just gateways(proxies), it's not going to be like a PRI/BRI and won't be able to pass QoS as far as I know. It will just be over the good-ole-sometimes-dodgey-internets.
Hey Gerard -- I actually also live in Long Island (Cablevision) -- their cable modem has that RJ11 jack that comes into their modems. So your saying I can hook that into a FXO port on my 2811 and get PSTN access?
No I don't believe so. As far as I know The rj11 on the back of the cablevision modem is for their comercial VoIP service which is different than their Buisnness class SIP service. You would need to upgrade your service to Buisness class and then SIP would be one of the pieces you can purchase from them for additional cost. I don't know much about the configuration and how the FXO ports would work, but my guess is since you would be running the SIP service(wich connects via an account to cablevisions SIP gateway) from your CME and that is run through the 2811 you would need no additional cabling between your router and the Cablevision Modem(just the typical Cat5 that connects you to the internet) Much of this is conjecture on my part as I have very little practical experience with the proccess. If I where you and you wanted to just get SIP going with your 2811 I would try one of the other SIP services mentioned earlier so you can get your feat wet with what SIP is without muddying the waters with your provider at all.