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Online Yoda

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Analog phone connection
« on: May 25, 2021, 01:30:36 PM »
I’ve been doing phone work for a long time and generally stay in my corner, not causing any trouble. I keep up with VoIP, fiber, etc. to some extent. But I’ve stuck my head into the sand up to now on SIP trunks. I signed up for the NEC SIP reseller program quite a while ago, but never used any of it. Today I have a friend that might be able to use it, and it would get me off center to start using this stuff.

My friend is getting hooked up to fiber at his house. He needs a phone connection for a single line phone for emergencies. He doesn’t want to pay the $10 per month on top of the fiber package that the fiber company quoted. There is no number porting required.

If I re-sold him a sip trunk, what does he need? Some kind of sip gateway or analog adapter that connects an analog phone to his home network? Simple as that?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Jim

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021, 02:13:42 PM »
Jim,

Ugh.  Talk to Stacey before getting into bed with NEC on this. 
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Offline Keighlar

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 02:25:12 PM »
You can try this little device.  It advertises for Google Voice, but it connects to other SIP providers, too.

Obihai OBi200
https://www.amazon.com/Obihai-OBi200-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B07FCS1NGM

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Online Yoda

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 05:26:16 PM »
That OBi200 looks interesting, and might possibly be easier and cheaper. Get a google voice number and done!

The contract installer mentioned Magic Jack today. I had completely forgotten about them. But the google voice and IBi200 still looks most interesting. As usual, I've made things more complicated than they need to be, talking about sip trunks, etc.!

Thanks for the responses.
Jim

Offline hitechcomm

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2021, 05:46:44 PM »
Yoda, if your looking to start making monthly recuring revenue then SIP trunking is a good start.  But for your friend then follow the advice given.

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 10:10:20 PM »
NEC is to SIP trunking what Verizon is to...well, I said "Verizon."  Do I really need to say more?
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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 12:46:47 AM »
A phone for emergencies?  You sure aren't going to be able have one using SIP or anything for that matter that is delivered over IP.  My suggestion for a real backup phone would be to add a second line to their cell account and just have a cheapo cell phone sitting there charging.  Keep in mind that CATV and even some phone service providers aren't much more reliable in emergencies, since their stuff requires power.  The only true emergency phone is a real POTS line on copper, but getting those is damned-near impossible in so many places anymore.

I'm a bit impartial to Magic Jack, in fact I use several of them, along with many friends and family.  It's all-in-one, so you pay for the service annually and there's no additional harware required.  Keep in mind though...  It too is an IP device and it requires power, so it isn't going to provide you true emergency service.
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Offline Southernphonemans Telecom

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Re: Analog phone connection
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 07:20:12 PM »
We have been very sucessfull in connecting this for my customers, the  obi200 sure works well. And we connect providers such as google voice etc. But when connecting google voice we make them understand that by law we have to connect a piggy back account to meet the E911 requirements. Usually callcentric is who we connect them to.
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