Category Archives: VOIP

First Transatlantic Voip Call

I made a voip call to an american toll free number from the UK using my Linksys SPA942 IP Phone this week.

We use a wireless configuration solution from airwave and I needed to call their technical support so I figured there must be a way to call their toll free number for free from the UK using VOIP.

I signed up for a free world dialup number and then configured my SPA942 with the relevant settings, proxy, outbound proxy, user id and password and the phone was registered with FWD.

After this it was simply a matter of dialling *1 followed by the toll free number at a suitable time of the day allowing for the time difference.

The call quality was superb and the guy on the other end didn’t even know I wasn’t in the USA until I told him as it appeared as a 616 USA number on his caller ID.

This voip call allowed me to solve the problem I had been having all at no cost to me.


Baby Cisco

Took delivery this morning of 2 Linksys SPA942 IP Phones.

As Linksys is now part of Cisco they look very similiar to Cisco IP Phones but at a much lower price point.

I still need to install my VOIP PBX but having these may now urge me on to do that.

I also have an HP Voice Messenger mobile phone with wifi that I want to use in my VOIP setup so will be documenting that as well.

Linksys SPA942