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DrZEUS

join:2004-01-13
Mississauga, ON

VOIP.ms on the go?

Is there a way I can use my voip.ms service when I am on the road from my laptop? Would like to use my voip.ms service while travelling where there is a wifi connection of course.

What additional equipment would be required?


lilarry
Premium
join:2010-04-06

All you need is a softphone like 3CXPhone or Zoiper. Both are free to download. We've been loving 3CX. Google them.

You'll need to set up a separate Voip.ms sub-account for the soft phone. If you want it to ring for incoming calls along with your other phone(s) then you'll also need to set up a ring group.



nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
kudos:12
Reviews:
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reply to DrZEUS

You can also use your smartphone with voip.ms. There are tons of SIP apps. I'm not going to list them all.
VoIP over 3G is "so-so". VoIP over a good wifi connection is fine.
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zapattack

join:2012-07-02
CANADA
reply to DrZEUS

If you set up all your phones as sub-accounts, then you can call for free between each extension, no matter where you travel.


DaveL

join:2005-11-12
Urbana, IL
reply to DrZEUS

Question using the softphone as shown in this thread:
If the laptop has a weak speaker and microphone and/or you don't want to broadcast the conversation what is the next link in the chain? Some kind of plug in to the laptop?



Trimline
Premium
join:2004-10-24
Windermere, FL

Something like this would do the trick.

»www.amazon.com/Computer-Headphon···00SR201W


zm

join:2001-06-19
canada

That one has separate microphone and headphone jacks. On my Thinkpad I have a single combined jack, and the headset that came with my cell phone works well for the purpose. I think a bluetooth hadset will work as well if the laptop supports it.



dbmaven
There's no shortage
Premium,Mod
join:1999-10-26
Sty in Sky
kudos:3
Reviews:
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·Optimum Online

I've used this
»www.amazon.com/Plantronics-MX500···+headset
mostly because it's a jack of all trades - can be used with regular phones that have a headset jack, cell phones, computers, and USB.
Plus it takes up very little space (important when travelling) and is very light - can wear it for hours without even realizing it's there.
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horacebork
Premium
join:2011-03-17
09001
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·voip.ms
reply to lilarry

You'll need to set up a separate Voip.ms sub-account for the soft phone. If you want it to ring for incoming calls along with your other phone(s) then you'll also need to set up a ring group.

ahhh . . that's it. i had outgoing working but not incoming. thanks for this nugget.
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