CJT-80 wrote:I have been tempted to go with a few of the listed providers, mainly the fact that I don't/won't use the landline that much. It will mainly be for incoming calls.If your going to ditch your landline completely and go 100% VoIP then go with a VoIP provider who is a registered member of ITSPA. The reason for this is your inbound number will be protected should they go bust or cease trading, you will also be able to port the number around if you ever decide to switch providers. Go with some fly by night company who offers you a free number and you risk losing your number later down the road or being locked to their services indefinitely, not to mention that reliability will probably be non existent.
http://www.itspa.org.uk/consultation/07 ... ingBCP.pdf
Both Voipfone and Voicehost are registered ITSPA members, worth paying the £2 a month for the london number for the security and uptime alone! Remember though, Voipfone would work out at £2.40 per month for a london number because they add VAT on to their £2 monthly charge. Voicehost has VAT included in their prices.
CJT-80 wrote:I was thinking along the lines of a Gigaset N300A IP and a couple of suitable Gigaset handsets.Im not a fan of the gigaset stuff myself although build quality does seem to have improved, I think their overpriced for what you get. Getting an ATA and a quad set of 'normal' dect phones works out cheaper and with the Obihai ATA's you are in total control of your calls. The things you can do with those things are amazing! Do some research before you buy because if you choose the wrong hardware it will put a damper on your whole VoIP experience.
CJT-80 wrote:What I really need/want to be sure is that it will all work ok with my VM Broadband. I have the Super Hub 2. Will everything be easy to set up?I have the original super hub and have had it since it's release. It's crap, it has always been crap and as such I use it in modem only mode. I have an Asus AC-68U hooked up to it although I have used many routers with it over the years, the AC-68U has been the best of the bunch. I see no reason why the super hub 2 wouldn't work with VoIP, one important factor is the super hub 1 doesn't have QOS and if thats the same for the super hub 2 then you may end up with poor quality audio when your network is heavily congested.
On a more positive note... setup in general only takes minutes!