[TriLUG] Voice over IP solutions for Linux
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Jan 21 09:26:40 EST 2004
I agree with Brett, if you are thinking of running a small office it
makes more sense to go with VoIP phones and maybe a two port analog card
(to handle a modem and a fax).
Decent VoIP phones range from $90 to $300 each, and you can add as many
of them to your system as you like without the need for any special
The Wildcard X100P's are $100/each and each one can handle one incoming
So the cost of a small Biz phone switch +phones would be:
8 phones = 8 * $100 = $800
3 co lines = 3 * $100 = $300
Not including the PC (a 2Ghz box with 512Mb RAM), and the time spent in
setting up Asterisk (2 hours install + 6 hours reading docs + 4 hours
setup/testing) =~ 12 hours
On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 04:33, Jim Ray wrote:
> I'm drooling over the 3x8 system potential as well. 3 incoming POTS and 8
> analog extensions is enough to build a complete small biz pbx.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Carnes [mailto:jonc at nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:08 PM
> To: Jim Ray
> Cc: Triangle Linux Users Group
> Subject: RE: [TriLUG] Voice over IP solutions for Linux
> If you're going to take the plunge (and I highly recommend that you do!)
> then order the equipment directly from the source: Digium
> $150 dollars is an even better deal!
> (yes, those urls are different)
> This will let you use all of Asterisk's power on your home phone. Your
> computer will become your answering machine (or Voice Mail tree), you'll be
> able to forward calls to your VoIP phone (wherever that phone may be on the
> internet), and if you have callerID you can do selective routing of inbound
> callers (friends ring right through - others drop into Voice Mail
> Jon Carnes
> On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 20:44, Jim Ray wrote:
> > http://store.yahoo.com/asteriskpbx/asdekittdm.html
> > Wow. $175 is a deal.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ralph Blach [mailto:rcblach at blach.dnsalias.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 6:57 PM
> > To: jim at neuse.net
> > Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Voice over IP solutions for Linux
> > Jim,
> > I would like to look into a solution. Where would I find a pots card
> > supported by linux and an opesource install?
> > I would like to start out maybe by just having a ip telephone using my
> > sound card and speakers.
> > Thanks
> > Chip
> > Jim Ray wrote:
> > > Lemme know if you need a hand. That's some cool stuff for sure. I
> > > can't believe how the prices have dropped from $2000 to $200 for
> > > those POTS cards.
> > >
> > > /jim
> > >
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