VOIP

Chris Carey chris.carey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 10:11:21 MDT 2006


On 4/6/06, Kenneth Burgener <kenneth at uvlug.org> wrote:
> I am interested in setting up VOIP for my home phone and looking for
> some suggestions.  I currently have Comcast for my phone and pay $40 a
> month.  The BroadVoice $10 plan includes everything my $40 Comcast plan
> has.  You can probably see why I am interested in switching.  We also
> have cell phones that we use primarily, and have been talking about just
> disconnecting the home phone, but my wife is not ready for that.  So I
> figured a $10 VOIP solution would work nicely for us.
>
> So here is my dilemma.  I have had two friends suggest using BroadVoice.
>  I then spoke with one of those friends on the phone.  I was very
> disappointed.  His voice sounded like a tin can, and every third word
> was dropped.  He says he is also using Comcast for Internet.  I am okay
> with cell phone quality, but this is several levels down from that.  Is
> this what I am to expect?  Is there anything that can be done about the
> quality?
>
> My second question is that I don't want to replace my current phone
> system with SIP phones.  I would prefer to get a phone adapter.  What is
> a good high quality phone adapter?  The one that I thought was nice was
> the Cisco 168 [1].  The one my friend was using was the Linksys PAP2.
> When I looked for the PAP2 it said it requires Vonage?  What phone
> adapter device has worked best for you?
>
> Thanks for the suggestions
>
>
> Kenneth
>
>
> [1]
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/gatecont/ps514/products_data_sheet09186a008007cd72.html


Be careful - Comcast has been known to have issues passing (non
Comcast) SIP traffic in the past.



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