FreePBX and VoIP presentations


  • Service Provider

    What type of detail is everyone interested in?

    I am putting together my notes now to get my sessions organized.

    I will be stepping through a full install in chunks, and explaining reasons for things, etc.

    Anyway, now is the time to provide input.


  • Service Provider

    I would like to know what VoIP phones are your go to phones and why.

    I have a Yealink T46G and there is a bug that when the screen goes dark the message waiting indicator blinks red. The bug has been there since I got the phone about 6 months ago. I updated the firmware last night. That fixed a problem where every missed call was listed twice, but not the indicator thing.

    I can't imagine rolling a bunch of these phones to a client with the bugs this phone has had, but I don't know what a better phone would be.


  • Service Provider

    Text messages...

    Before porting my business number to Vitelity, I was using Google Voice. Customers could text me on the Google Voice number and would get the texts and could text them back.

    Since porting to Vitelity, I enabled SMS to email. Is there a better way of getting text messages forwarded to my cell phone?



  • @Mike-Davis said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    Text messages...

    Before porting my business number to Vitelity, I was using Google Voice. Customers could text me on the Google Voice number and would get the texts and could text them back.

    Since porting to Vitelity, I enabled SMS to email. Is there a better way of getting text messages forwarded to my cell phone?

    Wow - that's an interesting consideration. I realize at this point it's to late to say - hey bro only email me, don't text me.


  • Service Provider

    @Mike-Davis said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    Text messages...

    Before porting my business number to Vitelity, I was using Google Voice. Customers could text me on the Google Voice number and would get the texts and could text them back.

    Since porting to Vitelity, I enabled SMS to email. Is there a better way of getting text messages forwarded to my cell phone?

    FreePBX has an SMS feature available, but it is restricted to SIPStation only work with SIPStation trunks to my knowledge.

    I could be wrong, because I have also never tried to get anything working anywhere else.

    No one (in business) wants SMS on their desk phones..



  • I'm interested in the process of porting numbers from current T1 provider (local Telco) to a SIP provider. Specifically what kind of time table for porting 50-100 numbers, how you deal with call routing during the porting period, and perhaps any not-obvious gotchas to consider with the porting process.



  • @EddieJennings said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    I'm interested in the process of porting numbers from current T1 provider (local Telco) to a SIP provider. Specifically what kind of time table for porting 50-100 numbers, how you deal with call routing during the porting period, and perhaps any not-obvious gotchas to consider with the porting process.

    This is really rough, sadly. It's all up to the two telcos playing ball with each other. It's not that much different than moving SOAs for a domainname. You get the new telco to send a request for number transfer to the old one, the old one gets permission from you to approve that transfer (hopefully), then a time table is set for the transfer.



  • @EddieJennings said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    I'm interested in the process of porting numbers from current T1 provider (local Telco) to a SIP provider. Specifically what kind of time table for porting 50-100 numbers, how you deal with call routing during the porting period, and perhaps any not-obvious gotchas to consider with the porting process.

    Definitely telco dependent.
    I've seen this take as little as 2 days, I've also seen it take as much as 3 months (yes Birch, you guys suck)



  • @EddieJennings and depending on how many providers are in that exchange it may not even be possible to move numbers.



  • @coliver said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @EddieJennings and depending on how many providers are in that exchange it may not even be possible to move numbers.

    Oh? Is there some kind of hardware limit?


  • Service Provider

    @Dashrender said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @coliver said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @EddieJennings and depending on how many providers are in that exchange it may not even be possible to move numbers.

    Oh? Is there some kind of hardware limit?

    No, the limits are getting providers IN to some areas. It is not easy to get access to a new switch. You have to buy in access block of a certain size and such. For a lot of smaller counties it simply is not realistically possible to serve many companies.

    I have a post somewhere years ago on the subject. Because people did not understand how LNP actually works.



  • @JaredBusch said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @Dashrender said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @coliver said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @EddieJennings and depending on how many providers are in that exchange it may not even be possible to move numbers.

    Oh? Is there some kind of hardware limit?

    No, the limits are getting providers IN to some areas. It is not easy to get access to a new switch. You have to buy in access block of a certain size and such. For a lot of smaller counties it simply is not realistically possible to serve many companies.

    I have a post somewhere years ago on the subject. Because people did not understand how LNP actually works.

    I'll admit I don't know how LNP works - if you find the link, please send it to me.



  • ok I'm going to ask, but I know this will cause trouble. What about fax on FreePBX; or should we use cloud services? (he says crouched down behind his desk waiting for the onslaught)



  • @jt1001001 said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    ok I'm going to ask, but I know this will cause trouble. What about fax on FreePBX; or should we use cloud services? (he says crouched down behind his desk waiting for the onslaught)

    I wouldn't fret with such questions. If folks want to flame you, then meh, let them do it, and then continue searching for your answer unhindered.



  • @jt1001001 said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    ok I'm going to ask, but I know this will cause trouble. What about fax on FreePBX; or should we use cloud services? (he says crouched down behind his desk waiting for the onslaught)

    FreePBX has a built in fax module. It can receive faxes no problem - it's sending that I'm not sure it can do.

    I am personally curious how many incoming faxes it can handle before it has issues? My office gets around 650 pages of faxes a day, there was a concern around ML that FreePBX might not handle that well.


  • Service Provider

    @Dashrender said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    @jt1001001 said in FreePBX and VoIP presentations:

    ok I'm going to ask, but I know this will cause trouble. What about fax on FreePBX; or should we use cloud services? (he says crouched down behind his desk waiting for the onslaught)

    FreePBX has a built in fax module. It can receive faxes no problem - it's sending that I'm not sure it can do.

    I am personally curious how many incoming faxes it can handle before it has issues? My office gets around 650 pages of faxes a day, there was a concern around ML that FreePBX might not handle that well.

    FreePBX can handle it fine.

    My concern is the trunk that he fax comes in on.


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