Very much as above anyone know of a VoIP handset portable cordless phone
that has a base unit it charges from BUT the connection to the Internet
is by wireless wi-fi rather then wired i.e. plugging into a router?.
Or come to that one that connects directly to the net by your home
Any info appreciated.
In a few years time, maybe, but at the moment most phones are just that,
phones and you need a little dongle supplied by the voip company. Some Voip
companies may well sell you a telephone like you need but I'm not sure they
can work universally, ie not tied to a provider.
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I agree. When I wanted a Skype phone some years ago I found it was
cheaper and more versatile to buy a cheap smartphone (Moto E, since you
asked) and run it without a sim card.
To the OP: is there anything unusual about the VoIP service you want to use?
On Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:38:48 UTC+1, John Rumm wrote:
One option would be to use a DECT VoIP handset and base unit together
with a WiFi client. The WiFi client would be connected to the base unit
with an ethernet cable. DECT usually has much better range than WiFi
and is better at working around interference as it has dynamic frequency
Another option would be to use a desktop VoIP phone with a WiFi dongle
plugged into it. Some SNOM phones have this capability, but care is
needed to choose a dongle using a supported chipset as the SNOM phones
do not have drivers for all chipsets.
Not natively. You can do it on the VOIP side, but it needs some support
from your service provider - essentially you have multiple extensions all
with different VOIP logins. Alternatively you could run your own PABX using
something like Asterisk, and the service provider is your upstream from
Or get a VOIP capable DECT base station and DECT handsets. Such as
the Gigaset N300 IP. That can handle 6 VOIP accounts and a POTS line.
That's what we have and works well. Wired ethernet to the base
station, currently three DECT handsets wirelessly conected to that.
You can select which handset(s) ring for a given incoming VOIP call
and have different ringtones. Normal DECT paging and intercom
facilties of course.
I was assuming you have an existing DECT setup - if you just want to go VOIP
you can either do the above, or keep your existing DECT system (since third-party
handsets on a base from a different manufacturer will work but only provide the bare
minimum of features) and put an ATA in front so it plugs into ethernet (or
wifi) not the PSTN.
If you want to use smartphones then you get the VOIP features but not the
DECT features, and replicating the DECT features with VOIP requires someone
to implement PABX functions (which some ISPs do).
A high quality VoIP channel only needs 64 Kbps (and in reality you can
do "ok" quality in less). Jitter on a link running at many Mbps is
unlikely to have much knock effect on a single VoIP channel.
I have a client site where they run data and VoIP between two offices on
either side of a road. They are connected with a pair of directional
WiFi bridges, and IME you can't tell the difference in voice quality
when talking to someone in the office with the incoming ISDN lines
directly, or via the WiFi to the VoIP phones across the road.
The many Mbps is the burst rate once the device has found a clear bit of
air time. The latency is waiting for that clear air time. Also VoIP
bursts are very short, but there are many of them. They need to find
clear air time 50 times a second, and they need to do so within a few
milliseconds, each time.
In any case, I'm not going just on the theory. It is empirically
reported by people who have tried it that Wifi doesn't work well for
real time voice.
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