VOIP phone question


rohezal

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Since homeoffice I would love to have two seperate numbers. One classical landline for my job and classical landline for my parents. My ISP charges an arm and a leg for more than one phone number. I got some cheap VOIP service and I am very happy with it. I have a vodafone easybox with only one DECT phone port.

Is there some kind of a wifi VOIP phone, which can connect itself to a my voip / sip provider? I could build something like this with a raspberry and twinkle but I would prefer a dumb phone which uses Wifi+SIP instead of dect and POTS.

For personal beliefs I avoid mobile phones like the nuclear waste. It must a phone. Or maybe an old android tablet with linphone without a 3g modem? Does someone know tablets which accept linphone calls while in energy saving me?
 

elw3

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Wouldnt wifi drain battery like nuts because of the keep alive checks?
Bluetooth should be the way to go i think.
 

RZR

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We had this problem (needed 2 different numbers but unwilling to pay for the 2nd number) 1 or 2 years ago, this is what we did:

Here you can contract cell phone lines that are 'associated' to wired phone numbers. You get a SIM with its own cell phone number but you can also receive calls through a normal wired phone number (the one receiving the call sees the 'cell number' but he can call you through both numbers).

So we did a contract with a different company for one of these SIM, bought a gsm modem, fitted the SIM, plugged a dect to the modem and there you go, 2nd 'wired number' without breaking the bank.

I don't know if where you are based you can contract these lines but they come handy when you have several houses but don't want to have a phone contract for every house, or when you have elders that aren't willing to (or just can't) use a cell phone. In fact these are usually marketed for this second case. If not maybe you can find a cheap standard cell phone line, get a modem and plug the dect (or any other wired phone) to it as well...

The one we got was 9.99€/month & unlimited calls included. Now they are 12.90€, same conditions.

Edit:
I think we used this modem or one like this:


The modem goes for 'gsm fixed wireless terminal', just choose the one that works with the bands used in your country.

The ISP/TSP usually offers 'wired phones' (or cell phones that look and operate like wired ones) that allow you to insert the SIM in them, but if you want to use a normal wired phone you can use the gsm modem I linked.
 
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