[Wolves] VoIP phones and SIP providers

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 16:31:54 UTC 2011

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On 3 Feb 2011 15:08, "Adam Sweet" <adam at adamsweet.org> wrote:
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> Hi everyone
> As we have a few Asterisk users, I thought I'd take advantage of the
> knowledge we have here. I'm looking for some recommendations on SIP
> providers. I have used Sipgate in the past but for some reason I have it
> in my head that they only allow one concurrent call and the only
> geographic numbers they offer are ones in your dialling code area.
> The end game is that I'd like a to be able to point a couple of numbers
> at an Asterisk box over SIP, some non-geographic, some geographic but
> not necessarily 01902, with the potential to migrate the numbers to
> another provider if need be. Who would you recommend?
> Also I'm looking for a couple of SIP phones, free or cheap/second-hand
> is good :) I played with some generic no-name ones in the past and they
> were awful. I've used a couple of Snoms which were very good, albeit
> expensive and a cheap Aastra which was perfectly serviceable. I've not
> used Cisco, Polycom, Grandstream or Linksys so advice on what is
> good/bad would be helpful too.
> I wouldn't be against the idea of using softphones if it weren't for the
> fact that you have to dial an extension to transfer a call and the
> person on the other end hears the tones, which sounds pretty rubbish.
> I just thought I'd beat the ground to see if anybody has any collecting
> dust somewhere that they're willing to part with.
> Cheeky? Me? Of course :)
> Regards,
> Adam Sweet
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