VoIP Setup for Home

DukeofHouse

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Hey guys,

I need some guidance on hooking up my Telkom landline into a VoIP setup.

I have a Telkom line that I'd like to convert to VoIP and have a few VoIP handsets around so that I can answer the call from anywhere including pc/iPad etc. I currently have one of those wireless handsets, but range is not great and the slab between the ground and first floor blocks virtually all signal.

Also, I already have CAT6 cables running to most of the rooms, and am in the process of installing AP's, so using the same backbone makes sense.

So from my research, here's what I need:
1. FXO gateway to get the PSTN converted to SIP.
2. Plug the gateway into my switch/router for transmission.
3. VoIP handsets to make the calls.
4. Profit????

Once it's setup I'll use the routing rules to do some least call routing to bring down costs.

stretch target is to also route my cell phone calls through the same handsets as the aforementioned slab even blocks the cell reception.

Has anyone here done something like this? Are there any gaps in my planned setup?

Any advice is welcome - and no, unfortunately I can't get rid of the Telkom line just yet..

Thanks.
 
Hi,

I have installed a few of these for family and friends at their businesses. Easy to install and some of them have been running for a few years now without any issues. I usually installed the Yeastar MyPBX U100 16 Analog Ports unit, but I see there is a smaller units available these days. You can also setup SIP clients up on your cell phones or Laptop/Desktop which will save you a bit of money( You Don't have to buy so many hand sets). Just make sure you backup the config of the PBX a regular basis. You will also will have to buy a license for the SIP clients and most of all make sure the security is setup 100% as people try to hack PBX's almost daily.




https://scoop.co.za/products/voice-over-ip/pbx-hardware/
https://www.digium.com/products/asterisk/licensing
 
Hi,

I am looking at getting a normal landline phone with VOIP capabilities as well.
As in, in must work in the traditional way with a normal home number, the analog 1 I think, plus the digital connection as well. (My knowledge around this is limited)

Do I need a VOIP account from VOX or anyone? Can I connect it to my Hangouts account and do phone calls via there? Skype?
 
Hi,

I am looking at getting a normal landline phone with VOIP capabilities as well.
As in, in must work in the traditional way with a normal home number, the analog 1 I think, plus the digital connection as well. (My knowledge around this is limited)

Do I need a VOIP account from VOX or anyone? Can I connect it to my Hangouts account and do phone calls via there? Skype?

Anyone?
 
Yes you'll need a voip account. I don't know if it will work with Skype.
The handsets I have (Siemens gigaset) have both voip and pots.

But I'm also porting my 011 number to the voip line and will be cancelling the pots line
 
Yes you'll need a voip account. I don't know if it will work with Skype.
The handsets I have (Siemens gigaset) have both voip and pots.

But I'm also porting my 011 number to the voip line and will be cancelling the pots line

Why are you cancelling it? Isn't it part of a DSL package?
 
Can any advise me on changing my Telkom based landline to my existing fibre line? I am without service for over a month now (stolen copper). Does one need to sign up with Telkom for use of their equipment (a phone that can handle wireless communication) and pay some monthly fee retaining one's original number?
 
Hi,
Get an account with a company like Freshphone or Switch Telecom. Freshphone has zero monthly rental but higher call rates.
Switch a fixed monthly cost but lower call rates.
Port your number to them using the instructions via their website.
Next get a handset like a Yealink or use the Freshphone app on your device.
Plug your handset into the router or firewall.

Then you should be able to make and receive phone calls.


Can any advise me on changing my Telkom based landline to my existing fibre line? I am without service for over a month now (stolen copper). Does one need to sign up with Telkom for use of their equipment (a phone that can handle wireless communication) and pay some monthly fee retaining one's original number?
 
Can any advise me on changing my Telkom based landline to my existing fibre line? I am without service for over a month now (stolen copper). Does one need to sign up with Telkom for use of their equipment (a phone that can handle wireless communication) and pay some monthly fee retaining one's original number?
Speak to your fibre provider. Their basic price will include minutes.
 
I would install FreePBX Distro on some cheap hardware and then purchase an ATA of some kind, Alternatively you could look at a hosted PBX but you would then have some monthly and once off costs involved. The ATA will probably cost you R1000 and FreePBX is free so there are no licencing costs etc, it is also well documented and well supported. It won't need much by way of resources and you can even use an old PC.
 
Greeting everyone
Does anyone know if the Telkom VoIP system is still working or totally down?
if down, how long ?

I have tried all the SIP server IPs but they all timeout and never connect.
165.148.1.99
165.148.1.51
165.148.1.54
 
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