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    VOIP phone with normal landline number?

    I'm a bit confused by the use of VOIP phones in the home. My daughter is moving into a new apartment that has no phone line. The apartment has a 500mbps fibre internet connection and I understand you're supposed to connect a phone to this. I think you're supposed to connect the VOIP phone to the network at the router. But how are calls made and received? How do you get a land line number allocated to the VOIP phone? Are the calls and the number free or paid for? It's pretty basic stuff but I'm finding it rather confusing to get to grips with. Thanks.
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    You can get a phone number via sipgate, vonage or many others...

    Most nowadays will want a regular monthly payment...
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      #3
      Originally posted by eek View Post
      You can get a phone number via sipgate, vonage or many others...

      Most nowadays will want a regular monthly payment...
      Ah, I see. Sort of like BT only without the line rental then. Cheers.
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        Originally posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
        I'm a bit confused by the use of VOIP phones in the home. My daughter is moving into a new apartment that has no phone line. The apartment has a 500mbps fibre internet connection and I understand you're supposed to connect a phone to this. I think you're supposed to connect the VOIP phone to the network at the router. But how are calls made and received? How do you get a land line number allocated to the VOIP phone? Are the calls and the number free or paid for? It's pretty basic stuff but I'm finding it rather confusing to get to grips with. Thanks.
        For a while I didnt have a landline, I used a Skype Dial in number with a dedicated handset, turned out to be pain in the arse as Skype also being installed on my mobile, laptop and tablet everything rang at the same time
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          #5
          Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
          For a while I didnt have a landline, I used a Skype Dial in number with a dedicated handset, turned out to be pain in the arse as Skype also being installed on my mobile, laptop and tablet everything rang at the same time
          Thanks for the tip. Daughter is an Apple fan so she doesn't use Skype, but good point, I'll bear it in mind.
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            #6
            I have used sipgate for the last 8 years - they give you a free number and there is no contract so it's pay as you go and their call rates are really good. I hook up the service to a SIP phone in the house, I use an app called telephone on the Mac and use 3cx on the mobile - all hook onto the sipgate service. For safe measure, i also have it forward calls to my mobile after 3 rings if I am offline on all platforms. This results in a lot of PPI calls

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              #7
              Thanks, you have confirmed what I concluded on this subject.
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