I saw a post debating this a couple of years back, but I'm not certain about the status quo.
Is it, or is it not, possible to have multiple independent IP Phones and/or ATAs connected via the same broadband connection to a single VFX account (like iTalk does)?
If so, does it allow multiple simultaneous inbound/outbound calls (like iTalk does)?
Also, is it possible for them to be on different connections (I would assume not, and I'm pretty sure iTalk doesnt allow that either).
I'm guessing the answer is no to all of the above, otherwise you would get people just buying a single line and having effectively unlimited numbers of secondary 'lines' up to the capacity of their connection. That, and softphone support, are the only things that would make me choose iTalk over VFX , because it'd be nice to replace all analogue phones with IP phones instead of using ATAs as well as be able to use multiple PCs, and I guess I'd just do some kind of crazy transfer-to-self thing to move calls between devices.
I'm also guessing the multiple phones/ATAs things can be done using an Asterisk/Trixbox/other IP-PBX setup, or using multiple VFX lines when their new advanced features come out. (eg have multiple accounts, and use the forward/group alert functions).
If anyone could fill me in on these points that'd be great.
EDIT: Just to be clear, when i say 'on different connections' I mean simultaneously connected via different internet connections, one via home connection, one via 3G handheld for example.
AFTERTHOUGHT: Also, using the Asterisk etc setups, is it possible to have a call come into the the PBX and forwarded back out to say a cell or other number using the single account, or does it require multiple accounts (much like if you wanted to do it with a PSTN PBX)