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# 77087 10-Feb-2011 20:37
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hey people all new to this but a friend asked me about voip... they have naked broadband on telstra and have asked whats required too make it all work... sorry if this has been explained before but not my forte... thanks in advance

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  # 437988 10-Feb-2011 20:44
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An ATA - a box that plugs into your modem which you can plug a phone into like this
And a VOIP account - for example which is around $10 a month for a local number

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  # 437995 10-Feb-2011 20:54
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Buy a Linksys IP phone or ATA such as a SPA2102 and sign up with a VoIP provider. If they know nothing about VoIP I'd recommend VFX. Simply call WorldxChange, give them the MAC address of the device and you'll be up and running within minutes.


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  # 439652 15-Feb-2011 10:18
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For home or work?

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  # 439913 15-Feb-2011 17:34
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VFX +2 (not just +1). I have 2 lines with them, one for over 2 years and the other for maybe 5 or 6 years (since before nDSL was available). Both lines run great with no issues at all.

You can never have enough Volvos!

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  # 439919 15-Feb-2011 17:42
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Yup VFX is best as its all remotely provisioned which is good!

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  # 440039 15-Feb-2011 22:38
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I'm new to VoIP via ATA and went with VFX. Plug in and forget. Cheaper than my last phone provider too!


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