[jitsi-users] Dial out to POTS


#1

What's needed to use Jitsi to dial out to POTS? I've spent some time
looking with the search engines and can only find hints that it is
possible but not the details of how to do it. How can it be done?

Regards,
/Lars


#2

You'll need an account with a SIP provider like IPTel and a trunking provider. Check out Diamond Card at www.diamondcard.us. Once you've got that, you're good to go!

Hth,
Anthony

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On May 27, 2013, at 2:25 AM, Lars Nooden <lars.nooden@gmail.com> wrote:

What's needed to use Jitsi to dial out to POTS? I've spent some time
looking with the search engines and can only find hints that it is
possible but not the details of how to do it.


#3

Hi Lars,

You need to configure it to use the services of a SIP VOIP provider.

Depends on your country what services are available.

In fact, the VOIP SIP provider can be anywhere on the globe....

I tested Jitsi with a local SIP VOIP provider in Argentina that provides
you with a local POTS number in Buenos Aires (+54-11) and get dialtone and
you're able to make calls (again, originating in the place where your VOIP
number is based).

So, the short answer is: do a google search for VOIP SIP providers in your
country or the country where you want to call (it's cheaper if you go over
tcpip to the destination country's and then originate a local call inside
that country, than paying international rates...).

(The above is, in case you need to call frequently to a given person on a
given country, to his/her POTS phone number.

FC

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On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 4:25 AM, Lars Nooden <lars.nooden@gmail.com> wrote:

What's needed to use Jitsi to dial out to POTS? I've spent some time
looking with the search engines and can only find hints that it is
possible but not the details of how to do it. How can it be done?

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#4

What's needed to use Jitsi to dial out to POTS? I've spent some time
looking with the search engines and can only find hints that it is
possible but not the details of how to do it. How can it be done?

You need a SIP provider that provides this capability. I can't really
recommend you one because this is dependent on where you live (e.g. ippi in
France, sipcall in Switzerland, sipgate in Germany, ...). There are
literally thousands of those, all with different tariffs (calling to a
landline is almost never free).

Regards,
/Lars

Ingo


#5

[snip]

Thanks Fernando, Anthony and Ingo. I'll have to look into which
providers can deliver that service.

Regards,
/Lars

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On Mon, 27 May 2013, Fernando Cassia wrote:

You need to configure it to use the services of a SIP VOIP provider.

Depends on your country what services are available.