Got a Linksys SPA3102 box to add some VOIP capability to the home phone, mainly so that we can cut out most of the long distance costs here. Like calling down to Useless Bay, that’s 10c/minute. Ireland, on the other hand, is 8. Voip? about 1c/min each.
It a nice little box, one phone plug for the wall, one for the phone, one ethernet for the uplink, and one for anything that you might want to put down stream. If the power’s out, it routes the phone straight to the wall. I’ve got it setup that emergency, local, and 1800 numbers go through the phone system, and anything else goes through the internet.
There are still a few bugs to work out — there’s some static that comes and goes, I don’t know if it’s a bad cable or there is some interference somewhere. It only happens with the cordless phone, so I’m suspecting interference. There’s also a lot of echo when doing touch tones over the phone system, enough that it makes getting voicemail difficult. I’ve seen some echo cancellation settings as well as some dtmf ones, so there’s a bit of playing that I need to do.No comments