[Chugalug] Local Hosted VoIP providers?
joe at netbyjoe.com
Wed Apr 10 17:47:17 UTC 2013
Contact me off list and I can hook you up with contact info for the owner.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Matt. Anyone have any experience with Signal Voice and Data (
> They seem like a good local company, but I searched my Chugalug emails and
> couldn't find any reference to them. Would love to hear if any of you guys
> have good or bad experiences with them.
> I've heard good things about Peace Communications from several people now,
> but have found they are hard to track down (or at least aren't great at
> returning emails). I called on Monday and was given an alternate email
> address, but haven't heard back from 'em yet. I'll follow up via voice
> later today or tomorrow.
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 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,
>> 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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