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Old 08-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #16
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This is a little different as well, couple years back I used Asterisk and my ATA/Router device.
- It is different from your setup for sure.
-Basically I connected CallCentric (VOIP) provider to asterisk, then set up the ATA devices to talk to asterisk.

So maybe you can connect asterisk to Vonage then you are set. Asterisk can then connect to a ton of sip and soft devices.

Now that said I read this blog:

In the past I considered using Callcentric for incoming and google voice/asterisk for outgoing. ($5 / month ) incoming unlimited
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Originally Posted by TracyTiger View Post
I have a client that for a few years has successfully used several Vonage units (VDV-21) for faxing. The fax machines are connected to either line #1 or line #2, which Vonage provisioned as either voice or fax. Most device locations are connected to an Internet service providing 15 to 50 Mbs. Perhaps a "good" Internet connection increases successful fax transmissions/receptions? All connections wired, not wireless.
Verizon FIOS; all wired as well.

Of course, since Verizon also sold phone service with FIOS, I wondered if there were some QoS games being played with Vonage packets.

However, it's very good to know that fax does work with Vonage. Thanks for information.
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If you run asterisk, you can skip vonage. Outgoing calls, require termination service, and you can find it for as little as .01 cent per minute. To have a phone number that calls your softphone, that is direct inward dial (DID), and is usually a few bucks a month to reserve a phone number. There are lots of Termination / DID providers--I recommend If you still want to use analog phone, you can get a pci card for your computer, with xfo and xfs ports... you plug the land-line into your xfo port, and the analog phones into the xfx ports: your computer will answer the land-line, and bridge calls to whatever destination phone, whether analog xfs phone, or networked softphone, according to a dialplan, which is a text file in /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf. It's a pretty powerful application. Asterisk has a fax addon that provides fax capabilities. Extremely large systems might want to combine it with kamailio.

I used to have analog phones to pci card; and then I would have cordless phones plugged into the xfs ports--but that was just creating yet another wireless network in the house, when we already had 802.11, so I switched to just using connected 802.11 softphones (some on laptop, and some on android); now my asterisk box is vps instance, with a tunnel interface (tun0) to vpn, and softphones are on same vpn (a way of having static ip address for softphones that roam from one cafe to the next, and providing a little encryption for calls between sip clients on the vpn)...
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Sorry to take so long but that was a lot to digest, slac-in-the-box. Wow! That is some serious telephony and I am considering it. If I could drop Vonage the only gain is dumping a small monthly bill as I like the service but hey as Bobby said, "Money doesn't talk, it swears".


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