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Topic # 17086 10-Nov-2007 23:49
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Everyone I talk to about VoIP is pretty amazed that you can run phone calls over the Internet. 

What's the coolest thing/craziest setup you have with VFX/DVX?

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  Reply # 94639 11-Nov-2007 09:52
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nate: What's the coolest thing/craziest setup you have with VFX/DVX?

The ability to divert after-hours calls to Voice Mail courtesy of the "Advanced" features which I have been trialling for several months now.  I wrote about it in my blog back in May:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/grant_k

It must be getting close to the time when these features are ready for general release?

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  Reply # 94645 11-Nov-2007 10:32
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Haven't done it myself, but when I eventually save the pennies to get a PAP2T, I intend to plug it into my laptop's ethernet port, set up routing from the ethernet port to the wireless, and carry around the equivalent of a 1980s "cellphone" :D.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 94657 11-Nov-2007 11:03
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frio: ...when I eventually save the pennies to get a PAP2T...

I have one for sale at around $80 -- make me an offer if you are interested Smile

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  Reply # 94667 11-Nov-2007 12:10
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I still think one of the coolest things is being able to use a WiFI handset, connect to a WiFi hotspot anywhere in the world and make calls as though you are in NZ and only pay WiFi charges. With Nokia handsets now supporting WiFi and SIP and Boingo Mobile now available on Symbian handsets for around NZ$10 per month the ability to roam around the world and avoid high mobile roaming prices for is now a reality. The only limiting factor is bandwidth and QoS which are always going to be issues but I spent a lot of time in July using both Azure and Telstra hotspots in Aussie and had no problems at all. I'm planning on heading over the UK and Europe again early next year and am looking forward to playing with Boingo Mobile.





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  Reply # 95365 15-Nov-2007 14:57
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sbiddle: I still think one of the coolest things is being able to use a WiFI handset, connect to a WiFi hotspot anywhere in the world and make calls as though you are in NZ and only pay WiFi charges. With Nokia handsets now supporting WiFi and SIP and Boingo Mobile now available on Symbian handsets for around NZ$10 per month the ability to roam around the world and avoid high mobile roaming prices for is now a reality. The only limiting factor is bandwidth and QoS which are always going to be issues but I spent a lot of time in July using both Azure and Telstra hotspots in Aussie and had no problems at all. I'm planning on heading over the UK and Europe again early next year and am looking forward to playing with Boingo Mobile.


The whole remote extension is one of the coolest features, I know when I answer the work phone from home people think I'm in Newmarket.

The coolest thing we've done is with call redirects - if I miss a call through my DDI and it redirects to mobile, I get the original caller ID rather than the office number.  Very handy for seeing who is calling.

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  Reply # 95366 15-Nov-2007 15:14
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nate:
sbiddle: I still think one of the coolest things is being able to use a WiFI handset, connect to a WiFi hotspot anywhere in the world and make calls as though you are in NZ and only pay WiFi charges. With Nokia handsets now supporting WiFi and SIP and Boingo Mobile now available on Symbian handsets for around NZ$10 per month the ability to roam around the world and avoid high mobile roaming prices for is now a reality. The only limiting factor is bandwidth and QoS which are always going to be issues but I spent a lot of time in July using both Azure and Telstra hotspots in Aussie and had no problems at all. I'm planning on heading over the UK and Europe again early next year and am looking forward to playing with Boingo Mobile.


The whole remote extension is one of the coolest features, I know when I answer the work phone from home people think I'm in Newmarket.

The coolest thing we've done is with call redirects - if I miss a call through my DDI and it redirects to mobile, I get the original caller ID rather than the office number.  Very handy for seeing who is calling.


This is how CID is supposed to work when forwarded! I gather this is still broken on some of the NEAX switches and Centrex?



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  Reply # 95386 15-Nov-2007 18:05
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sbiddle: This is how CID is supposed to work when forwarded! I gather this is still broken on some of the NEAX switches and Centrex?


All of the companies I've presented to, that have had the forward to mobile service, have been impressed that VoIP can forward the original caller ID.  Maybe I just hit all the businesses who have their PBXs incorrectly setup!

Second cool feature, multiple external extension ringing.  If all my techies are out n about, using VoIP (and our Quadro) our support calls ring all of their mobiles simultaneously.  Whoever answers their phone first gets the call.

Now that's cool.

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  Reply # 95388 15-Nov-2007 18:25
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About the only exciting thing I have done is a 3 way call, between family members.




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  Reply # 95389 15-Nov-2007 18:27
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nate:
The coolest thing we've done is with call redirects - if I miss a call through my DDI and it redirects to mobile, I get the original caller ID rather than the office number.  Very handy for seeing who is calling.

And also very handy on most Vodafone mobiles, it indicates you are received a diverted call, so you know it's a call you are paying for :)




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  Reply # 95390 15-Nov-2007 18:40
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wmoore: About the only exciting thing I have done is a 3 way call, between family members.


And I bet after that your geek status with your family went +1

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nate:
sbiddle: This is how CID is supposed to work when forwarded! I gather this is still broken on some of the NEAX switches and Centrex?


All of the companies I've presented to, that have had the forward to mobile service, have been impressed that VoIP can forward the original caller ID. Maybe I just hit all the businesses who have their PBXs incorrectly setup!

Second cool feature, multiple external extension ringing. If all my techies are out n about, using VoIP (and our Quadro) our support calls ring all of their mobiles simultaneously. Whoever answers their phone first gets the call.

Now that's cool.


Haha, the cynic in me see techs not answering so somebody else can pickup Wink You can always setup weighted queues though if somebodys not taking their fair share I guess!

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