Free VOIP PABX For Trial Business User

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Free VOIP PABX For Trial Business User

Post by ForumAdmin » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:12 pm

Exetel has been using its own VoIP services in its offices in North Sydney and Colombo (as well in several director's and employee's homes) for over 12 months now.

Exetel has had its own VoIP switch in place since the start of this year connected, via Verizon to Australian and international destinations.

We also transferred all of our residential and small customers to this platform and they now use this service through Exetel’s own equipment.

We currently have this service at a point where it is available for small businesses using a VoIP gateway.

We have performed our own in-house testing using the V844 Netcomm gateway. Please see this link.

http://www.netcomm.com.au/VoIP/business ... dware1.php

This is an 8-port (4FXS/4FXO) gateway with automatic PSTN failover, suitable for businesses withbetween 4 and 16 PSTN/ISDN lines which currently connect through a PABX.

It also allows faxing over IP.

Exetel would like to install these gateways free of charge at suitable small business premises.

We envisage configuring the customer phone system so that calls would route through VoIP primarily, but can easily route or failover to PSTN/ISDN if there happen to be data network outages and for peace of mind.

As you are probably aware, VoIP call rates will be much cheaper.

It may even cut your current monthly telephone bill in half.

If you think your small business is suitable, please email voice@exetel.com.au

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Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:58 pm

We are down to 5 more test services on this free VoIP PBX offer.

The offer will be withdrawn early next week.

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Post by nihonjin » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:22 am

email sent.

is this offer available to businesses outside of the Sydney area as my office is in Brisbane.

Thanks.

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Post by ForumAdmin » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:05 am

nihonjin wrote:email sent.

is this offer available to businesses outside of the Sydney area as my office is in Brisbane.

Thanks.
Yes, please email:

chriss@exetel.com.au

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Post by nihonjin » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:16 pm

I have emailed both email addresses and as yet have not heard from anyone. I dont mean to sound inpatient but i dont want to miss out on this trial.

Thanks.

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Post by ExetelVoice » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:40 pm

Nothing received. Could you please email voice@exetel.com.au.

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Post by nihonjin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:01 am

not sure how nothing could be received i emailed the original email to voice@ and then the second one to chriss@ as per forumadmin request.

Anyway ill send another email. Thanks.

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Post by ForumAdmin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:09 am

nihonjin wrote:not sure how nothing could be received i emailed the original email to voice@ and then the second one to chriss@ as per forumadmin request.

Anyway ill send another email. Thanks.
Did you get an acknowledgement?

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Post by nihonjin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:17 am

I have now thanks.

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Post by Graham C » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:35 am

First and foremost - I'm not incredibly technically minded.

Second - would this gateway work with existing Linksys SPA942 phones?

We recently had a Linksys system, including these phones, installed and are using ISPhone. We have had many issues and the service is still far from perfect and I suspect it never will be. I am told the problem is with the Linksys hardware and there is pretty much nothing we can do about it.

If your personnel could provide us with issue-less voip in exchange for a long term commitment, without 'wasting' our recent investment, I'm afraid I'd have to kiss them. We are already saving hundreds per month, but have come close to reverting back to telstra many times. The boss is not happy.

As I've typed this I've realised the likelihood of a netcomm gateway working with linksys phones is probably nil.

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Post by Howard » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:55 am

Netcomm gateway is not a PBX, as a result the LINKSYS phone has nothing to do with the netcomm gateway

Since you are using Linksys phone, which I believe you have some sort of IP-PBX in place.

You may sign up Exetel VOIP plan and put those detail into your IP PBX.
Last edited by Howard on Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Graham C » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am

I'm sorry, are you saying it is possible or impossible?

Edit: I belive our problems are with our gateway/PBX.

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Post by Howard » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:03 am

Bundy wrote:I'm sorry, are you saying it is possible or impossible?
Netcomm gateway provide connection between a VOIP provider (or sip proxy) and phone lines

Linksys SPA942 is an IP phone which connect to VOIP provider (or sip proxy)

There is no direct connections between Linksys Phone and Netcomm gateway.

The Netcomm voip gateway normally acts as a middle man which sits between the PSTN phone lines and the PBX. PBX will continue sends calls to the line where the line are from the Netcomm gateway, Netcomm gateway then put the call on the VOIP. If VOIP fail, it will put on the call on to the failover link back to the original PSTN lines.

As you can see the operation of Netcomm gateway doesn't have any direct connection to any ip phone.

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Post by Graham C » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:21 am

It's a shame we didn't do that in the first place then, even though our old phones are very dated.

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Post by kogi » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:54 pm

I'm very interested in this. But I'm not sure if we're eligible.

Our current phone bill approx $350 total a month.
3 lines
1 lines has a 1800 number attached to it.
2 with line hunt
1 used for fax

Out of the $350, Call charges are $150. $200 of Service/equip & other charged.

kogi

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