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chelsknits wrote:I'm just beginning with VoIP and as far as I know, I have nothing to actively start using it. What hardware do you need when you're just starting out and how much does it cost? Also, I checked out the phone setup forum and realized they're all names I've never even heard of. What brand of phone would you suggest for a beginner?Hi chelsknits,
WelshPaul wrote: Hi chelsknits,Oh wow, I had no idea that that was all it took! When I saw a whole section about hardware I was assuming it took a lot more than that to actually get going. So you absolutely need what you linked me to, right? Without that, I can't start?
All you really need is one of these:
You take any traditional corded telephone or DECT telephone and plug it into the back of the OBi100 in the link above and then use an ethernet cable to connect the OBi100 to your router. You have everything you need hardware wise to use VoIP.
Handy for a second phone line or as a replacement for your main land line as long as you have an active broadband connection. :)
wahmed wrote:This really depends in your provider. You could need a headset or you could need a whole set up. You will probably need an ATA, a VoIP router , telephone sets and PC hand and head setsWhat exactly do you mean by "a whole set up"? Would that just be all of the stuff that you listed? As for headsets, do you need the headphones with the mic attached or is using the earphones with the mic on the cord okay? I've never really used those type of earphones before since I've never really needed them but I prefer earphones over headphones so if I could get away with using those, I'd prefer it. Headphones tend to hurt my ears after a while.
dibts wrote:Any smart phone will do in my opinion, given that the software if the latest whether it's of Android or iOS. This is so you could get the full potential of your VoiP App.That's true, but I guess it differs sometimes in terms of how it functions due to specifications.
dibts wrote:Any smart phone will do in my opinion, given that the software if the latest whether it's of Android or iOS. This is so you could get the full potential of your VoiP App.They have VoIP apps? I wasn't even aware of this! If I could use my smart phone for this, that would be absolutely awesome. Could you suggest an app to me and explain how it would work so I can look into it further?
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