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how to setup VoIP or IP phone  at home network

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i have internet setup at my home and in the other city another home with internet setup. i wanted to connect this two homes with voip or IP phone setup.

can i connect in this way, if yes could you explain how ?
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mikerigel earned 167 total points
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Check out ooma.com.

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You would generally need a VOIP account with a carrier. In Australia we use mytel.com.au .

They give you an account with all the details.

You can then buy a VOIP handest and you log on to this handset via your web browser and configure the account through it.

An example of a VOIP phone is the Linksys SPA941 or SPA942.

Another option is to use a softphone (installed on your computer). This should start some discussion.

Good Luck
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i have Avaya IP Phone and without purchase any thing else could i configure it
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I'm not sure you can without the phone system that runs it.
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Without Purchase, you cannot do anything with the Avaya IP phone. (Since it only connects to the Avaya controller)

You basically need a Handset which supports the SIP protocol at both locations. Then you need to sign up with a SIP provider like justvoip.com frecall.com etc which offers free calling between members.  You can alternately purchase credit to call phones.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=sip+phone&oe=UTF-8&cid=15370040901965290888&ei=Dy_yTMCnBsfl-QbT2ICFDQ&sa=title&ved=0CBIQ8wI#
Use the above link as an example and search google for more info. search for SIP phones.

You can even buy 2 handsets which support Skype at both locations.
All you need to then have is a broadband connection and you can talk for free without a PC.
http://www.amazon.com/RTX-RTX%C2%AE-Dualphone-3088/dp/B003O87364/ref=pd_cp_e_3

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mshakeb, one more thing. If VOIP and SIP services are banned in your country then I would advise you to stay away from these. As they will not work :)
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