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Arrange phone service for new venue #581

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johnmckerrell opened this Issue Oct 11, 2017 · 11 comments

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johnmckerrell commented Oct 11, 2017

I suspect we should move to voip. If so then we can probably do it before the move.

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Recently grabbed a wireless Yealink and its base station to set up with 3CX.

Yealinks are cheap as VOIP goes (to buy new) but they're the easiest I've found to set up despite other handsets being supported and they're just as functional. 3CX runs for free too as you won't miss not having any premium features.

Worked so well three more were bought. Total cost about 250notes, not including a local VM to run it off (windows or linux) of course.

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Recently grabbed a wireless Yealink and its base station to set up with 3CX.

Yealinks are cheap as VOIP goes (to buy new) but they're the easiest I've found to set up despite other handsets being supported and they're just as functional. 3CX runs for free too as you won't miss not having any premium features.

Worked so well three more were bought. Total cost about 250notes, not including a local VM to run it off (windows or linux) of course.

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Alex that would be useful. Also we've now "acquired" 3 Yealink phones, no idea what we need to do to them to make them work, also @DoESsean says he's got a bunch of Cisco ones too, so looks like we're not short of hardware!

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johnmckerrell commented Oct 12, 2017

Alex that would be useful. Also we've now "acquired" 3 Yealink phones, no idea what we need to do to them to make them work, also @DoESsean says he's got a bunch of Cisco ones too, so looks like we're not short of hardware!

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And @mwnw00359 has suggested Vonage and their "Free Vonage Box" which would allow us to use the existing cordless phone, £8.50/month £15 total setup:

https://www.vonage.co.uk/home/call-plans/talk/

I just looked at AA ISP, looks like they could be much cheaper although we'd have to sort out all the hardware, £1.20/month, £15 setup cost (+hardware)

http://aa.net.uk/telecoms-prices.html

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And @mwnw00359 has suggested Vonage and their "Free Vonage Box" which would allow us to use the existing cordless phone, £8.50/month £15 total setup:

https://www.vonage.co.uk/home/call-plans/talk/

I just looked at AA ISP, looks like they could be much cheaper although we'd have to sort out all the hardware, £1.20/month, £15 setup cost (+hardware)

http://aa.net.uk/telecoms-prices.html

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Oh Vonage did mention that it can take a while to transfer a "BT" number so we probably do want to start this process soon.

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johnmckerrell commented Oct 13, 2017

Oh Vonage did mention that it can take a while to transfer a "BT" number so we probably do want to start this process soon.

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We (Baltic Broadband) won't have any static IP's from day one but will be adding them later on, so try to avoid services that need static IP's!

mattwilsondotuk commented Oct 13, 2017

We (Baltic Broadband) won't have any static IP's from day one but will be adding them later on, so try to avoid services that need static IP's!

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Just to add to the list of solutions- metronet / m24/7 are doing 5000 minutes, install and hardware for 13quid a month, includes support plus they already run your existing microwave link so maybe speak to their sales department (presuming the metronet link is going the Tap.) for a round of negnotiating.

https://m247.com/business-can-voip/

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Just to add to the list of solutions- metronet / m24/7 are doing 5000 minutes, install and hardware for 13quid a month, includes support plus they already run your existing microwave link so maybe speak to their sales department (presuming the metronet link is going the Tap.) for a round of negnotiating.

https://m247.com/business-can-voip/

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Found these bits of hardware which will do the same job as the Vonage box but should mean we can use AA instead:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigaset-N300-DECT-VoIP-Station/dp/B0063QY4NY
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FSTM0G

Actually the Gigaset is just a dect base-station now I read the descriptions so unless I hear otherwise I'll go with A&A and the OB/100 thing in the next few days. AA don't require a static IP so that's fine.

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johnmckerrell commented Oct 26, 2017

Found these bits of hardware which will do the same job as the Vonage box but should mean we can use AA instead:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigaset-N300-DECT-VoIP-Station/dp/B0063QY4NY
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FSTM0G

Actually the Gigaset is just a dect base-station now I read the descriptions so unless I hear otherwise I'll go with A&A and the OB/100 thing in the next few days. AA don't require a static IP so that's fine.

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Almost there, I've got the hardware set up and can make outbound calls on it. The number should port in tomorrow at which point everything will be complete.

For the next 24 hours we should be on the yellow phone and then the cordless phone should become active when the port completes.

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Almost there, I've got the hardware set up and can make outbound calls on it. The number should port in tomorrow at which point everything will be complete.

For the next 24 hours we should be on the yellow phone and then the cordless phone should become active when the port completes.

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We now have VOIP service with A&A. Voicemail is activated after 30 seconds and the voicemail is emailed to organisers@does

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johnmckerrell commented Nov 8, 2017

We now have VOIP service with A&A. Voicemail is activated after 30 seconds and the voicemail is emailed to organisers@does

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Just had to get this set up in the new building and it was a bit fiddly. Basically I had to log in to A&A and change the IP address that we're connecting from (on the Outgoing tab) and I then had to turn the OBi100 off and on so that it tried reconnecting.

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johnmckerrell commented Apr 18, 2018

Just had to get this set up in the new building and it was a bit fiddly. Basically I had to log in to A&A and change the IP address that we're connecting from (on the Outgoing tab) and I then had to turn the OBi100 off and on so that it tried reconnecting.

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