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Posted by Richard Sens on December 11th, 2018:

What is the cost of the equipment that I have to buy to connect to 1-Volp?

-> Response: 1voip usually has good offers such as free equipment. The equipment is an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) that connects between your analog phone and your Internet modem/router so your calls can be sent over the Internet.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/landline-replacement-options.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by J. Flannery on December 11th, 2018:

I live in a rural area in case of emergency 911 could locate my home orienting on my land line. Would emergency services still be able to locate me if I was using 1 VOIP?

-> Response: Yes E911 works slightly differently but so long as you have an up-to-date address in the portal for 1VoIP, it will work as expected. This assumes you have power and Internet service at the time of course (requirements for VoIP).

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/1voip.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Cinthia Holman on November 28th, 2018:

I always wanted a hamburger telephone and a coca cola phone growing up. I found one to purchase today, but I do not have a land line since I use VOIP with an Ooma Box. My house was built in the 95s so it has a lot of phone jacks and has one in my sons bedroom. I would like to purchase the hamburger phone for him but I do not know how to made it work.

-> Response: Yes the easiest option would be to buy the Ooma Linx wireless unit. Plug it into his bedroom and then connect the new phone to it.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/multiple-phones-voip-phone-service.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Michael F Charles on November 16th, 2018:

How can I connect my cell phone to something to interface my cell phone to my hard wired telephones around the inside of our house, to replace land line service?

-> Response: That's actually a really good question! There is a way to do this, but you need DECT cordless phones that have Bluetooth functionality. It is a feature that is often called Link to Mobile. Basically you would have your cell phone near the DECT cordless base station and it would connect over Bluetooth and then the base would connect wirelessly to all the other cordless phones in your house. It's also a great way to extend the range of your cell phone around your home. We added this to the main article as it's actually a really good addition.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/landline-replacement-options.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Tom Miller on November 16th, 2018:

I have a google number that is linked to my cable phone service. My intent is to cancel cable phone service and use obi200 with google voice. Must I link my google voice number to another working number or will the obi200 suffice?

-> Response: If you are going to use your Obi200 device you can just connect that to Google voice, no need to link to another working number. The Obi200 will connect to your phone so you can make and receive calls.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Dana on November 11th, 2018:

How well does the Ooma work with DSL?

-> Response: Yes it should work fine. I recommend running our VoIP test first to test your DSL to make sure it is indeed suitable for VoIP.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/ooma-vs-magicjack.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Stevan E Iungerich on November 5th, 2018:

I refreshed the browser page three times. Where is the Start Test button located?

-> Response: Did you install the software referenced on the page? That's the usual issue if the start button is not being displayed. I just tried it and it works on my Firefox and Chrome browsers.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Kristi on November 1st, 2018:

Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this article together. So many features available with a VoIP service like call forwarding, recording, IVR, Voicemail, on hold music, document sharing and so on.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/turn-any-phone-into-a-business-phone-system.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Carla Haats on October 26th, 2018:

I received three(3) phone calls yesterday on my land line that showed my land line number as the caller? I answered the first call being confused by what I saw, but quickly hung up when they started talking about a microsoft license. How can they call me on the same number that I received the call on?

-> Response: Sorry to hear that and yes that is indeed confusing. Unfortunately it is possible for them to do that. If they have their own PBX equipment/Autodialer they can set the outbound caller ID to any number they wish. My best guess is they do that for every person they call, and change the outbound caller ID to be the same as the number they are calling.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/10-tips-caller-id-spoofing-fight-back.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Alex on October 24th, 2018:

I want to connect my pstn line with fusionpbx with gateway Linksys spa 3000. The spa3000 gateway is linked with a number 999 fusionpbx account (it has configured as a user not a gateway) and call them and send to number 100 it works fine but i can not direct the outgoing calls. How do I add this in the gateway menu to direct outgoing calls?

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/fusionpbx-tutorial.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by David Erickson on October 16th, 2018:

What does it take to become a VoIP provider with the ability to port numbers?

-> Response: Porting numbers is relatively straightforward and smaller providers typically will use a wholesale carrier that already has this capability. Other than that, you need a PBX and register with the FCC. You could alternatively resell an existing provider's service.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/voip_what_is_it_advanced.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Marty Alsip on October 15th, 2018:

Has anyone been able to get the vmx locator to work when calling from Avaya to a virtual extension on the elastix pbx.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/elastix-setup-guide.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by James Welch on September 28th, 2018:

We have new art digital landline service and a captioncall hearing phone. Worked fine with analog phone service but now digital service will not work with caption call. All say that it can be done but caption call and art not being helpful. Any ideas?

-> Response: Are you connecting the Caption Call phone to the Internet using the Ethernet cable? It should work unless your router is blocking the communication from the Caption Call to their agents, which would be my bet.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/voip_faq.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Bill on September 18th, 2018:

We have a Viasat/Excede satellite network using a combination modem and router, the only option we were given for connecting to the internet. We bought an Ooma box, and we have terrible voice quality. Viasat said the Ooma box is incompatible. The Voip test showed Consistency of Service at 17%. What are our options as Ooma says it should work fine, it is the Viasat", Viasat says it's the Ooma box. Help...

-> Response: We usually do not recommend VoIP over satellite due to the latencies involved. I am surprised Ooma says it should be fine. The numbers you are seeing in the test do not surprise me and certainly explain the poor voice quality.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Vishal on September 13th, 2018:

I have an MRC voip phone system in my vessel. I need to install cordless phones so that when the phone rings in the engine room I can answer using the cordless phone. I have Panasonic phones and I tried installing but the phone is not ringing in the engine room. Do I need to install any adapter?

-> Response: Yes you need a VoIP ATA adapter (Analog Telephone Adapter) that the cordless base must connect to. Normally the VoIP provider will tell you which ones are compatible with their service. An example of an adapter is the Grandstream HT801.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/multiple-phones-voip-phone-service.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Nena on September 8th, 2018:

I've been using MagicJack for a full 6 years and now I want to renew for the 7th time but at same time I want to get Magic Jack GO. Can I use it on computer and mobile too or just a mobile? Can I send text messages with GO? I have to renew in 7 days I think - will MJGO arrive before old one expire? And thank you again... you helped me a lot for the last 6 years.

-> Response: Yes you can use it on a PC and use the app on a mobile and yes text messaging is available too but only from the mobile App. I can't answer regarding shipping time, maybe if through Amazon.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/magicjack.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Tim Golian on August 31st, 2018:

Thank you for this helpful information. I am close to deciding to go with the OBi200 and Google Voice. You mentioned E911 service through Obihai partnered with Anveo. How is this done?

-> Response: You can sign up for E911 through a provider such as Anveo and then configure it in the Obi portal to tell it you are using them. This is the best way as it will ensure the dial plan for E911 is set correctly. By the way you can usually test 911 service by calling 933 once you set up your address with the 911 provider. Note that Callcentric also does E911.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Bill on August 24th, 2018:

Can this be connected to a router without a computer?

-> Response: Yes absolutely. Basically connect the Ooma box to your router and your phone to the Ooma box and you're good to go. No computer needed.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/ooma-competitors.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Gene on August 22nd, 2018:

Is some kind of phone, either landline or cellular required to use a VOIP telephone, if so can it be associated with a cell number?

-> Response: Normally the provider will send you a small adapter that can be used with a regular analog or cordless telephone. This essentially turns a regular phone into a VoIP phone. You can usually port cellular numbers over to VoIP or simply enable call forwarding so your calls go to your cell phone, that is another option.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/canada_voip.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Kenneth on August 16th, 2018:

Can I move the Magic Jack from state to state? Will I be able to use the same phone number in different states? I'm a snow bird, so we move every six months.

-> Response: Yes no problem doing that, it is very portable, so long as you still have good Internet. A lot of snowbirds do this.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/vonage-vs-magicjack.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

 


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