IP phone compatibility


#1

I am about to install Asterisk. I want to make a list of everything i need before I install and order VOIP service. I have four questions, one of which i think I found the answer online but want to double check.

  1. Can I have a BroadVoice VOIP line and a POTS line connected to one server using the DigitNetworks X100P “clone” for the POTS line? (Or a better card if you know of one)

  2. If i have two lines on my Asterisk PBX system do I need to buy i multi-line IP phone (like the Aastra 9133i) or a single-line IP phone(like the Aastra 9112i), since the call will be routed through my Asterisk server?

  3. Which IP phone should I buy that gives me a lot of features without spending too much money?

  4. Is there such thing as a wireless IP phone, other than the ones with Wi-Fi? (I mean like the kind you have at home with a base that plugs in to the line, in this case my network.)


#2

I dont mean to sound rude(or impatiant), but I think pretty much everyone else has gotten a reply. Please excuse my ignorance in my previous post, if thats why no-one is responding. I have no VOIP or PBX experience at all.

Thank You in advance,
codeman


#3

ok I will give it a shot

  1. Can I have a BroadVoice VOIP line and a POTS line connected to one server using the DigitNetworks X100P “clone” for the POTS line? (Or a better card if you know of one) DOnt use broad voice but yes you should be able to run both off 1 server I use digium cards so cant say about Digitnetworks

  2. If i have two lines on my Asterisk PBX system do I need to buy i multi-line IP phone (like the Aastra 9133i) or a single-line IP phone(like the Aastra 9112i), since the call will be routed through my Asterisk server?

NO you dont have to use multiline phones

Which IP phone should I buy that gives me a lot of features without spending too much money?

Cant say i have only used a couple and deided to use Aastra ADSI phones

Is there such thing as a wireless IP phone, other than the ones with Wi-Fi? (I mean like the kind you have at home with a base that plugs in to the line, in this case my network.)

You could use the S101I, iax device from digium and the just plug a plain old cordless phone into it


#4

Thank You Very much Rusty. I appreciate it. What service do you think i should use if not broadvoice? Also, if you think it would be better to use a Digium card which model should I use? If I understand correctly they discontinued what was comparable to the DigitNetworks X100P “clone”.


#5

Cant say much about either. All of my inbound calling comes over T1 lines. I am using a company called Netlogic for my longdistance termination. As far as digium card they only make 1 for pot lines now I think TDM400P It has four ports on it and can be configured as FXO pots or FXS stadard analog phone. They can be configured for both say two pots lines and two analog phones


#6

Thank you for all of your help. I will be setting up Asterisk soon. Unfortunately I will probably have many more questions after that.
Thank You,
codeman


#7

A few people have delay / echo problems with clone cards. Digum
cards should be better and you get support. If you have only
a few lines I’d stick with the TDM400 series. I’ve spent up to a
few weeks working on delay/echo problems on one system, so this
can be a real problem.

For VOIP I’d recommend getting service from 2 or 3 vendors
and evaluating the quality. Most vendors don’t have monthly
charges so this is really cheep to do.

Currently using connect.voicepulse.com , and iax.cc (sixtel)
also FWD for toll free PSTN numbers.

There are WiFi phones from Zyxel, and recently from Zultys see:
voip-news.com/art/8z.html

I’ve heard lots of complaints about the existing WiFi VOIP phones
so research before you buy.

Lee Marzke
Consultant, 4aero.com