Hi I use a Wisp for my connection. The router is a Ubiquity, with just a lan port. Is there a way I can use a VOIP service with this, without spending a fortune?
It will be for primarily residential use.
Suggestions for provider would be good too, ta
A bargain basement connection in your case will require:
1) A four port hub £15
2) An ATA adapter £35
3) Maybe a couple of Ethernet cables £8
4) A cheap corded phone £10
5) A PAYG account with DrayTEL
That £68 investment will enable you to carry out some test calls by making free calls to any 0800 number and to other DrayTEL users [although I guess you will not know anyone on that service at this time]. There is a DrayTEL test number to use.
You will be unlucky for the VoIP service not to work.
6) Buy £15 worth of call credit which will entitle you to a free 01/02 number selected from a pretty comprehensive range of exchanges.
7) You are then up and away to make and receive calls to any POTS number without call connection charges with call charges around 2p a minute. This "second" line does not attract a line rental.
Call quality may be affected if large downloads are in progress. You can opt to go for a more upmarket setup of which the VoIP Gigaset phones are worthy of serious consideration.
I can not see anything else cheaper on the market place that will get you up and running for under £100 . Hope that is not a fortune to you. PM with your DrayTEL number when up and running and I will be delighted to call you.