[Chugalug] Local Hosted VoIP providers?

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 10:48:33 UTC 2013

Hey David,

I work for eZuce now so I've gotta throw the sales pitch for our 
product. If you need enterprise class service/support, openUC is our 
thing. That being said, openUC has a open source variant, sipXecs, which 
I've used in local small businesses with great success. When paired with 
a good ITSP such as Bandwidth.com or voip.ms, it's a rock solid product 
with lots of advantages over asterisk based (B2BUA) boxes. Bandwidth 
also has their commodity cloud based VoIP service, phonebooth.com, which 
would be more in line with what you're looking for minus the locally 
hosted PBX.

I would consider sipXecs 4.4 as the most stable. The website will list 
4.6 as stable, but it's a completely different architecture underneath 
as opposed to 4.4. When you have changes that drastic, there's going to 
be bugs that need working out. Keeping that in mind, 4.6 does bring some 
really nice improvements over 4.4 and will work equally well for that 
size of a deployment.

You'll need a static IP for the ITSP to point to if you're going the 
locally hosted pbx route. I highly recommend Polycom phones. They're a 
little pricey, but well worth it. SPIP 335s are the perfect baseline 
models. If the business needs faxing, I would go with eFax or a separate 
analog line for that.

For a local reference you should check with Phil Sieg. How's the project 
going btw Phil?


On 04/04/2013 11:55 AM, David White wrote:
> Any of you know any VoIP providers (maybe local, not required) you'd 
> recommend? I have a client that currently has 1 phone line, and they'd 
> like to get additional phone lines with the ability to transfer calls, 
> silence the phones temporarily so a call to a particular extension 
> would go to VM, etc....
> They also need something that isn't very high cost. They only need 
> around 5 (no more than 10) phones, and I don't think it makes sense 
> for them at all to get a local PBX, but I do think it would make sense 
> to move to VoIP.
> If you provide these services, or if you know of folks you'd 
> recommend, please contact me.
> -- 
> David White
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