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# 100956 21-Apr-2012 13:21
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Hi there,

I'm just wondering if voip works on vodafone naked plans?

My current hardware is a Dynalink RTA1025W, I also have a Vodafone complete modem router. Would either of these devices work on Vodafone? Assuming they do I guessing I would need to buy a handset? Then how do you go about getting a phone number?

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  # 612800 21-Apr-2012 13:32
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Yep VOIP works well on Vodafone naked - I've just completed porting my POTS number to VOIP and I am very pleased with the result.

You need a couple of things.

1) An account with a VOIP provider - these guys give you a phone number or will port your existing POTS number. World Exchange/Xnet and 2talk seem to be the two main providers. There is a certain amount of debate about which is superior. Most people on this forum acknowledge that World Exchange/Xnet have better support and probably a better back of house system but they are more expensive and don't have the range of dashboard features that 2talk do. I've gone for 2talk but a lot of people seem to have been let down by their service (or lack of).

2) Some form of device to terminate the VOIP call. This could be a combined modem/router/ATA, a standalone ATA, a VOIP handset or a smartphone running a SIP client. I've gone for a standalone ATA which I've integrated into my existing house wiring. Really depends on what you are willing to invest.

If you use the search tool on geekzone you'll find lots more information.

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  # 612810 21-Apr-2012 14:14
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You don't actually need any more hardware than you have got. You can enable the VOIP on the Vodafone Complete modem. Then you plug a standard corded or cordless phone into the Phone/Fax port on the back of the modem.

2talk instructions are here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=73842&page_no=2

VFX (World Exchange) instructions are here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=65&topicid=96119

They are the main two VOIP providers in NZ. 2talk has a free line option which is great for testing this sort of stuff.

Cheers, Matt.




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  # 612813 21-Apr-2012 14:19
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The vodafone compete modem has 2 VOIP ports built in - I have 2talk running on it and all works fine with VF naked broadband

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  # 612933 21-Apr-2012 19:47
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nitrotech: The vodafone compete modem has 2 VOIP ports built in - I have 2talk running on it and all works fine with VF naked broadband


+1 I also wish that I had known this when I went down to Nelson at Christmas and set my parents up on 2talk as I bought them a SPA2012 to use on their broadband connection

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  # 613112 22-Apr-2012 11:40
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I use an ata on the vodafone total modem on naked .. use 2 talk and very pleased .. tried using the voip on the vodafone modem but got a slight background hum so just went back to the ata.. anyone got any clues as to why the slight hum was on the vodafone moden set up and how to kill it ??

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