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Skype/VoIP phone adapter

Skype/VoIP phone adapter

Just imagine: You can walk with your wireless phone chatting with Skype friends for free, you can make free call to your mom if she is connected to the Internet. You can make your telephone network with servises, voicemail, etc and chat there using your old phone. Skype wireless phones are expensive, VoIP adapters cost ~$60, but you can make it for free if your have details.. from old TV, Radio or other electronics.

You can use such variants as:

1. Using your own PBX (Computer-based telephone station).

Old PC computer as server in your basement and wired/wireless phone.

Software: Windows XP + VMware (running Asterisk@Home 2) + X-Lite softphone + this interface + wired/wireless phone.

Advantages:

  • Most configurable system, dialplans, billing systems, text-to-speech, web-access, web-administration, operator panels and many many other things with Asterisk PBX.
  • Walk around the house with wireless phone and speaking for free with your friends.

Disadvantages:

  • Requires skills with Asterisk, Linux, VMware.
  • Requires fast PC with many RAM for VMware emulating.
  • Always running PC consumes electricity

2. Using Skype

PC + Skype + this interface + wired/wireless phone.

Advantages:

  • Very simple.
  • Walk around the house with wireless phone and speaking for free with your friends.

Disadvantages:

  • Use only Skype network, you cannot make your own telephone empire 🙂
  • Always running PC consumes electricity

3. Using X-Lite softphone

PC+ X-Lite + this interface + wired/wireless phone.

Advantages:

  • VoIP SIP calls , if your have own running Asterisk server in your telephone empire it can be useful, or use your VoIP operator.
  • Walk around the house with wireless phone and speaking for free with your friends.

Disadvantages:

  • Always running PC consumes electricity

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