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By Longcannard
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Hi there, i am looking for guidance.

I am new to VOIP and more specifically SIP. I want to sell phone and just use my laptop for communications using a softphone eg. Linphone. I still want to make and receive calls, SMS etc.
I travel a lot so I was thinking that i could get a virtual number that redirects to SIP provider that i could connect to via VPN using a softphone.

If this how it works, does anybody know of any good Swiss based SIP providers that support encrypted communications for example SRTP and SIPS ?

I have a feeling that it is not that simple so please please correct any misunderstanding i might have about the technology.

thanks
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Hello LongCannard,

Looks like this was posted a while ago and nobody gave you the answers you were looking for, however, we may be able to help you out.

VoIP as you now may know is going to replace your landlines phones, and with a tiny bit of work, it can replace your cellphone as well!

We at yay.com offer a softphone app that you can instal on your computer, or alternatively can be just browser-based, totally up to you. This will enable you to get your virtual number and get calls directly in your computer (or when you are on the go your smartphone)

With our system, you would be able to receive and place calls straight away! It really is that easy.

Unfortunately, we are a UK based company, we do offer some international numbers on our page but not Swiss numbers, I'm afraid.
We have UK, US, Canadian, French, German, Irish, Italian and Spanish numbers, it that interests you.

If you want more information on our services our platform visit https://www.yay.com/voice/

I hope you decide to join the new exciting world of VoIP!

Best Regards,

Miguel
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By Longcannard
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Hi Miguel,

Thank you for your reply. I am sorry it's late but I didn't think anyone was going to suggest anything.

Your suggestion is interesting and I will look into it. For me the smartphone option is not needed as I am trying to get rid of it. It is very old and broken and I simply don't need one. The whole reason I want to replace the phone with the laptop is that I am disabled and can't leave the house so you see a phone is fast becoming redundant as i am either in front of the laptop or in bed.
I do appreciate your information though.

Regarding the swiss option, this was actually a question a friend had who want to move there so I tacked it on the end. As covid has spoilt her plans it is now irrelevant.


Just looking for a solution to get rid of my phone as i say with a provider that allows a VPN connection.
(My landlord forces WIFI and i dont trust it for banking so have got used to keeping it connected).

Thanks again
LC

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