I'm looking for feedback on my VOIP setup plans. Giving $47 dollars a month to Telecom for the privilege of a dial tone is annoying. That's more than I give my ISP (Fyx) at the moment.
- We have an alarm. It isn't monitored right now but it does call nominated numbers if it gets set off. The alarm uses pulse dialing for this.
- I don't want to get a new alarm and there doesn't seem to be any modules available to support GSM based text messages instead.
- Ideally I would like to be able to carry on using this setup when / if UFB arrives in our area by just replacing the modem.
- If we end up selling I need to be able to revert to "normal phones" easily.
- The Hubble phone module we have is in the roof space, so the modem and ATA will probably have to go up there as well.
- Needs to be flexible for VOIP provider.
- Telephone line off pole gets connected to the ADSL2+ modem.
- Modem connected to switch.
- Cisco SPA112 connected to switch.
- DialGizmo connected to Cisco SPA112 (DialGizmo supports REN of 2). Configure for NZ pulse dialing.
- Connect the other end of DialGizmo to the incoming blue phone line of the Hubble phone module.
- Alarm connected to the RJ31X port of the Hubble phone module (for line seizure)
- Rest of the phone lines connected to Hubble phone module on outgoing blue lines (just 2 phones physically connected).
I'll probably use Kiwilink as the VOIP provider initially. We don't need call waiting or anything like that and they only charge $5 a month for plain vanilla VOIP.
If this works, in the future I'll connect the Cisco SPA112, ADSL2+ modem and switch to an Eaton 3S UPS so we'll still have phone (and conveniently internet for our battery powered devices) if we do loose power.
Other options considered:
- Getting an ATA that supports pulse dialing. Few and far between by the sounds. Minivar MVA11A came up as one that might work, but isn't listed as a supported ATA for XNet (which I heard good things about).
- Getting a new modem that has VOIP support and supports pulse dialing (or just use the DialGizmo for that modem as well). Fritzbox looked good but very $$$. Any other options I should look at?
Is there anything in that setup that might not work? I wasn't sure whether the DialGizmo would just work even if normal DTMF phones were plugged through it.
Thanks for any advice you can provide.