reply to PX Eliezer
Re: [General] Why don't BYOD providers offer provisioning?
said by PX Eliezer:I think your thinking of many phone types, but few manufacturers. said by w1ve:
I'd bet 90% of the devices connected to BYOD providers are the same small group of ATAs -- linksys, OBiHai, etc. Maybe I'm wrong.
No, I think it's much broader.
And within each manufacturer, many different models.
Also, what about IP phones?
I think there's also a feeling that people smart enough to know about ATA/IP phones, and to purchase them, can follow good programming instructions....
The provisioning for different phone types among the same manufacturers is not all that different.
Yes, with good instructions just about anyone should be able to do BYOD. For lots of people, though, it's understanding the rest of how it all works that gets them confused. It just sucks that this biz goes to Vonange, et al, and the customers get totally ripped off.
PIAF has an awesome provisioning platform, and that is free.
Netsapiens has an entire platform that will provide provision for almost any ATA/IP Phone out there (though it's a commercial product). All you need to do in there UI is pick the phone type and set the time zone... no IPs, nor MACs required.
I've provisioned lots of on-the-internet phones, and lots of linksys ATA adaptors.. the only thing I needed was the time zone, and then setting the provisioning URL -- even for phones behind NAT.
No wrong answer here, just interesting talk.
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