SIP ... softphones .... IP phones ... dialing to/from ... (fairly straight up questions).
Posted on 2006-04-03
In Theory, what is the name's of some of the more popular softphones out their that use SIP?
In Theory, could I use "Gizmo" Project softphone with a NON-sipphone.com number?
I would like to be able to use a single source of a softphone (that is totally SIP ready) as my single solution
to call out and/or receive in VoIP type calls.
So, here is some more misc. questions:
1. If I am using a real IP SIP phone (like say the Linksys SPA-841), how do I dail a number that is in this format:
(this is a non-working example)
I know for sure how to 'dial' those number's (copy/paste into IE which launches the default SIP phone program), but I have no clue if you
can do that from a 'normal' IP SIP phone teleset?
Once in a while, when working with various softphones (trying to find the one that works best for me), I've noticed that they too ONLY seem to
allow you to enter a digit and no "letters". Does this seem right, or is that a software setting more then likely?
If a SIP phone is 'registered' on a LAN locally, via an internal PBX, shouldn't that phone then at least be able to call out and reach any other VoIP phone that is also registered to the same internal PBX? One variable is that both IP SIP phones are behind a NAT (SIP aware) router. I do not know the type of NAT used on the router, but when you do a *7 from the Linksys phone ... it tests and tells you it is a SIP aware router.
Anyone know how to find out what your SIP number is when you are on a Linksys SPA-841 phone with NO access at that time to its web based front end?