Julien Vehent on 3 Jun 2011 14:52:53 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] VoIP setup

On Fri, 3 Jun 2011 16:24:10 -0400, Rich Freeman wrote:
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Julien Vehent <julien@linuxwall.info> wrote:
We want around 30 parallel lines, and do the convertion VoIP to analog __before__ it leaves the office (no hosted PBX or anything like that, we don't trust the network bandwidth enough, it's just a basic DSL there).

So, I know next to nothing about VoIP except for some tinkering at
home with Asterisk.

But, if you REALLY want 30 parallel lines, is bandwidth really a
problem?  I would think that for the cost of installing 30 business
analog lines you could easily upgrade that IP connection to something
more substantial than DSL.  Plus, I would think that an IP-based
infrastructure would be much more flexible (easier to add lines, pay
for what you use for outgoing calls, when you aren't 100% saturated
you have that much more bandwidth, etc).  30 lines is what, the
equivalent of a T1 or two?  I would think that the cost of a real
network link with a serious SLA is probably cheaper than paying that
many landlines.

Can you really get a hosted PBX that does the termination + a T1 for less than $1000 a month ?
I wouldn't think so, but maybe I'm wrong.


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