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We are significantly expanding our home network soon, and I thought it would be a great time to finally switch the house from the telecom to VoIP. My dad and I have been talking about it recently since our telephone bill, astonishingly, is more than our 10meg fiber internet.

What should I do. We have a BUNCH of phones in the house so that will have a factor. I was thinking about Skype but replacing all those phones with Skype units would be costly. That being said, using the phones we now have would be of great convenience. The other way would be to get a sip/iax provider. This would give me a good excuse to have some fun with Asterisk.

So, if not Skype, then what other ITSP? We mainly want it to be cheap. "Long distance" calling is not very important as most of our home phone calling is local.

We live in Hawkinsville,Ga(478 area code) which is a pretty small town, so getting a Hawkinsville number is not likely to happen. Macon numbers are sure to be plentiful though.

Any help please??
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

Even if you buy 5, 1-2 months of no phone bill easily pays for these, but the bases do have to be connected to a PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nc.-_-33100001

Doesn't have to be at the PC, and very nice phones again.
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So you are suggesting that I go with Skype? I was leaning towards a sip/iax provider like Teliax or VOIP.com. They can get me a Macon prefix of 784 or 781 that is similar to our 783 prefix and I believe that the last 4 digits of our number are available in that Macon prefix.
Edited by swimmingpie - 7/1/08 at 8:54pm
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So you are suggesting that I go with Skype? I was leaning towards a sip/iax provider like Teliax or VOIP.com. They can get me a Macon prefix of 784 or 781 that is similar to our 783 prefix and I believe that the last 4 digits of our number are available in that Macon prefix.
I know nothing about sip\\iax, so yeah i was suggesting Skype . Whatever floats your boat, i was just pointing out that Skype phones are pretty cheap, especially when you think of it in terms of my phone bill was $100.00 a month, i paid X for new phones and $50.00 for a year of skype, so after 2-4 months i've already recouped my cost
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Looks nice but those still have to have the receiver plugged into a computer. I don't want to leave a computer on 24/7 just to make calls. Cant the base station just connect to my wireless router?
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Looks nice but those still have to have the receiver plugged into a computer. I don't want to leave a computer on 24/7 just to make calls. Cant the base station just connect to my wireless router?
The 2nd one can, the 1st one can't.
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