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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: New office being set up from zero, trying to decide on voip Reply with quote Back to top

I need some advice. I am starting a new business. I need three voice telephone lines, a fax line and a high speed internet connection.

I know that I can get Verizon to install all of the above.. but want to avoid $$ waist.

If I get a static ip DSL line with ample bandwidth with Verizon, can I install all my voice and fax via a Linksys QoS switch and QoS ethernet router and avoid all Verizon voice and fax lines? Or is this not a good idea..

I am willing to spend the money on quality phones, switches and routers in lieu of purchasing a pbx and all that goes with that technology..

Opinions please..

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

With a good router and ample bandwidth, you should be able to do what you want. The key phrase is "ample bandwidth". Make sure that your ISP is going to guarantee performance, because your business will depend on it.

If you can, it might be a good idea to get bare bones voice service with that DSL until you're sure that Voip is working well for you. You can always drop it later.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Ample bandwidth Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply Steve..

We have looked at a Verizon static ip with an ADSL connection (supposedly more reliable) that approaches 720KBPS speeds as the broadband connection of choice.

The other office needs that will be sharing that bandwidth run about 100 KBPS.

We are, or more correctly, will be running a very simple LAN.. two or three Win Xp Pro workstations, a couple of network printers, and the phones.

We envision a Linksys QoS ethernet router, QoS switch; and Linksys phones. I feel that quality hardware will enhance the sound quality (or at least it is supposed to do that)..

I guess one of the major questions now will be how many Vonage lines and how many Verizon voice lines are needed. I am not exactly sure how this all comes together..

Does this sound reasonable?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Jay, does your adsl connection give you 720 kbps as your upload or download speed? It's very important. The lower of the two number (usually the upload) will be the limiting factor.

At the highest setting, each line will take up 90kbps so take 90x4 since you have 3 regular and 1 fax and you'll get 360kbps. If any of the phone lines use 3 way calling, it will double it to 180kbps. Remember all this bandwidth must be available when there is a phone call simulataneously by all 3 lines and the fax. For most small businesses this might not happen all the time but I can imagine this happening on a regular basis if you guys get busy with both incoming and outgoing calls. Do also realize that when people are on the internet, it will get pushed to lower priority if you get a good router or booster to control the traffic and prioritize the voice and fax data.

Now you can lower the bandwidth for the 3 regular lines to 50kbps which is still considered better than POTS quality. 30kbps is considered equivalent to POTS.

But for the fax, I recommend keeping it at the 90kbps as it will affect the consistency of your faxes getting through.

hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Agreed. As for the setup, it's not clear that a switch will be necessary. Two LAN ports on the router will support two Vonage boxes, giving up to four phone lines. Depending on the number of work stations, a router with four or five total LAN ports may suffice. For the phones, frankly, almost any corded phone should do nicely. Unless you need a lot of fancy features, you shouldn't have to pay a lot for phones.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Ample bandwidth Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you both Steve and Mundy5..

The information is on point and very useful..

Stupid question, I suppose.. but calls can't be transferred from one workstation to another, can they?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you set up a pbx, yes, you can transfer between numbers. The call transfer is a good question. I didn't know the answer so I went to the vonage.com website and searched for it.

Here is the link:

http://www.vonage.com/features.php?feature=call_transfer

apparently, if you flash and then dial #90 then the phone number to which you want to transfer then hit # again and then hang up, it will transfer it to the new number. If you get the unlimited calls account, this should not be an issue. If you get a limited number of minutes, then it will count towards your minutes.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re Call Transfer Reply with quote Back to top

Sounds a bit complicated.. but worth it..

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: ok Reply with quote Back to top

cox digital is the way to go if its in ur area
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Not in the New England area yet.. but thanks for the advice
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