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Home phone service for Google Voice XMPP refugees?

Like a lot of folks, I bought an Obihai VOIP adapter primarily for the free Google Voice XMPP calling, and like a lot of folks, I'm saddened by the loss of the essentially free home phone service. Obihai has listed Anveo and Phone Power as "Approved Service Partners", but there seem to be a lot of other options out there, and I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for BYOD VOIP providers that are affordable but also likely to be around in a year or two so I don't have to find a new provider on short notice.
posted by tonycpsu on Apr 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Canadian area code/rate centre VoIP DIDs

VoIP: How much should I really be paying for Canadian DIDs in major metro areas? Currently paying $2/mo for US numbers and $5/mo for Canadian. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 24, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I get cheaper phone service for a small business?

How do I get cheaper phone service for a small business? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Aug 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Forwarding from SIP to landline, no monthly fee?

How can I forward a sip address to a landline, with only a fee for the call itself? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Aug 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Is there a wifi cordless phone?

Is there such a thing as a wifi cordless phone that works with a landline? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jul 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Office phone won't work.

I need some help with my Avaya 1100 series phone, and our support guy is totally unresponsive. Anyone know anything about these things? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

VOIP Upgrade

I'm thinking about getting an Obi110 VOIP appliance to replace our T-Mobile @Home service that's set to expire soon and keeping us tethered to an expensive plan. Is Google Voice the best service to go with, or should I go for another SIP voip provider? 911, either built in or third party, is a must. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 18, 2012 - 4 answers

How do we make our PBX grow with our company?

Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Feb 1, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer?

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Landline in Seattle?

Do I need a landline? Do they still exist in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 13, 2011 - 21 answers

business voip phone services

I am looking for a good VOIP provider for a medium size business - any recommendations or experience to share? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on May 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Help Me Dump AT&T

AT&T be gone. What are my options to have a land line at home? Can I use the phones I have? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 21, 2011 - 11 answers

4G VoiP tablet instead of Cell Phone?

My T-Mobile contract expires in a couple months, and I'm considering ditching smartphones entirely and getting a tablet, instead. Anyone have any experience with this? Especially VoIP experience. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 answers

I don't need caller ID because it's always my MIL

Sorry if this seems repetitive of other threads about home phone, VoIP, etc. I've read those, but my special snowflake situation is this: [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Feb 28, 2011 - 16 answers

How does one get a virtual international phone number that is SMS-capable?

I'm looking to get a virtual international phone number that can send and receive SMS text messages and can be used with my US mobile phone. I've found Virtual Phone Line and VoipVoip, but they support voice calls only, not SMS.
posted by matrushka on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Making the wifi-->landline connection

I often work during the day in libraries or coffee shops with wifi but I'm too cheap to buy a cell phone. I have a laptop and a recent ipod touch. What are some clever ways I can contact my wife at home when I have something time-sensitive I need to share? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Too good to be true?

How sketchy is MagicJack? Can I trust it to forward calls to my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 26, 2010 - 20 answers

Suggestions on a better VOIP provider?

What is the best provider for telephone service for a small office? We are looking for a VOIP solution that allows forwarding of 800 numbers, allows everyone to have their own VM box, and call holding, forwarding, everyone to have their own extensions, etc.? [more inside]
posted by banished on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Data-only SIM for smartphones?

I'm sure I'm burning this week's question for a quick "no" answer, but just in case...is there any way to get a data-only (no voice plan) SIM for smartphone use in the US? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Great Mac-compatible headset for VOIP?

Recommendations for a great Mac-compatible phone headset or earpiece? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Jan 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Need help identifying a mystery USB VOIP phone!

I have a USB VOIP phone in my possession that does not have any brand or identifying markings on it. Here is a picture of the phone. Can anyone help me identify it? [more inside]
posted by Bard09 on Jun 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Cheap smartphone that will make Skype calls over Wi-Fi?

Can anyone recommend a cheap smartphone that can make Skype calls over Wi-Fi? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the downside to VOIP?

What is the current state of VOIP? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Who you gonna call?

Time to kill the landline and consolidate communications...but can I keep that phone number? What's your best suggestion for keeping the landline number active? [more inside]
posted by nmabry on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

T-Mobile @ Home VOIP Opinions Wanted

Anyone have experience with the T-Mobile @ Home VOIP service? [more inside]
posted by cscwallace on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap call-forwarding or voice-mail-only or recorded-message-only services to point phone numbers to?

I'm thinking of switching phone services, as I often do. It's such a hassle to keep porting phone numbers (LNP), or, actually switching phone numbers. My particular situation is that I have two phone numbers of Vonage, and one on my iPhone - I want to keep the iPhone but dump Vonage while keeping the numbers - I want to try Skype, but they don't let you port phone numbers in. What's a cheap way to keep these phone numbers? More specifically, I'm curious about the following: [more inside]
posted by tunesmith on Jul 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Long distance cell phones between Hamilton and Peterborough

My girlfriend and I are going to different universities in the fall - hers in Peterborough, mine in Hamilton. What should we do about long distance phone calls? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Jun 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Is my skype based call center to become a monstrosity, or shall it carry us to the promised land?

Can I set up a temporary call-center with ten different lines using Skype? Or is there another VOIP solution that would cost less than installing new lines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on May 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Is magicjack VoIP worth getting?

Anyone familiar with MagicJack? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jan 13, 2008 - 3 answers

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter: Please tell me which USB VOiP phones you're using or have tried with your Mac, as the one I have is trash. [more inside]
posted by rudster on Oct 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Give me a voip voip!

What's the best way to make calls from Israel to North America, and to let others from North America call me at little or no expense? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Aug 23, 2007 - 13 answers

How to use my office phone at home?

Suppose I wanted to rig up the phone in my office at work such that I could access all of the phone's functions from someplace else, not on the office PBX...like, say, at home. Is this possible, and how? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I get my computer to call my phone and play a sound file?

How do I get my computer to call my phone and play a sound file? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 answers

How to Properly Ditch Traditional Phone Service?

Hanging up on our traditional phone service... can I switch to VOIP and continue to use it once my metro area activates city-wide wifi? Or is there another solution? [more inside]
posted by Arch1 on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Will Voice over IP work for me?

What are good options for phone service for a home office? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Feb 18, 2007 - 12 answers

How can I get a phone number in St.Kitts / Nevis?

How can I get a voicemail/phone number in St.Kitts / Nevis? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Jan 16, 2007 - 3 answers

VoIP over EVDO: Are we there yet??

VoIP over EVDO. If you've tried it (especially on Sprint's Rev A EVDO), how do you like it? I'd be using Skype, using it rarely, and only using it during calls -- not leaving it idling and using bandwidth. (With my current Sprint phone-as-modem setup on 1xRTT, I average 400-600ms pings -- i.e., too much latency for VoIP even if I had enough bandwidth. But on Sprint's now active EVDO Rev A, they claim latency of 100-150ms and upstream averaging 300-400k.) Yes, I know EVDO is not in the TOS. And I connect primarily from NYC in strong-signal areas.
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Avaya IP Office for dummies?

I've been 'administering' my office's Avaya IP Office phone system for about a year and a half. I say 'administering' because I have no idea what I'm doing. I find the system unruly and it's driving me nuts! I'm searching for anyone who is familiar with IP Office and can talk to me about some issues like the naive pseudo-administrator I am. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Nov 16, 2006 - 1 answer

Is there a VOIP emergency phone broadcast service we can host on our own?

I work for a nonprofit in Central Florida. In the event of an impending emergency (hurricane, fire, whathaveyou) we would like the ability to send a recorded message out to a pre-set list of contacts AND have a message box where those contacts would be able to leave messages for our staff. [more inside]
posted by IndigoSkye on Sep 14, 2006 - 2 answers

Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?

What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 9, 2006 - 18 answers

VOIP phone number links?

Are there any VOIP services that allow hyperlinks to open connections to specific phone numbers? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Jun 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Router blind to working IP phone?

Why in the hell does my DHCP router (Linksys WRT54G) not actually see my IP phone? [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Feb 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Very Orany (about my) Internet Purchase

I just got screwed by a VOIP company. After a month of trying to reinstate a virtual number they accidently deleted, they’ve now confessed that they assigned it to someone else. I asked “What can you do to make this right”, and all they said was “we can give you a new phone number”. What official-type people can I complain to so I can get “The Rage” out of my system?
posted by alan on Aug 23, 2005 - 5 answers

Can I VoIP? Should I VoIP?

What do I need for enterprise VoIP, and do you think the technology's mature enough? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jun 29, 2005 - 2 answers

VOIP vanity numbers

Is there a VOIP service like Vonage that lets you choose your own phone number (not just the area code?) Vonage does not currently support such "vanity numbers." Note I am not trying to move a current phone number over but create a new one from scratch if it is available. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jun 28, 2005 - 2 answers

How does VOIP work for big bandwidth users?

How does VOIP work for big bandwidth users? I like to play online flash games and watch streaming video from time to time. My boyfriend plays games like Everquest and World of Warcraft. Is VOIP realistic for us, or should we stick with our landline and calling cards?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 4, 2005 - 11 answers

VOIP: General Experiences? Faxing? On NYC Verizon DSL? Legal in EU?

VOIP Filter:

I would like feedback regarding people's experience with VOIP. Vonage and Lingo, and any others. Bonus points for feedback regarding faxing over VOIP. Even more bonus points for VOIP over a Verizon DSL line in the New York City area. Also, is VOIP legal in the EU?
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 7, 2005 - 42 answers

Shared DSL and Vonage

I'm thinking of getting Vonage voip but I share my dsl with another business. Is that an issue? Any advice based on experience?
posted by subpixel on Oct 19, 2004 - 11 answers

Free internet telephony

Free internet telephony? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jun 20, 2004 - 4 answers

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