• RE: analog modem on VOIP

    From Allen Prunty@VERT/LIVEWIRE to DEEPEND on Sun Jan 1 20:24:00 2017

    On Dec 07, 2016 04:36pm, DEEPEND wrote to HEMO:

    Anyone have any success with using a modem on
    a VOIP line?

    I have done some testing with my VoIP line I
    have and generally got up
    to 38400 fairly stable. But best was at
    around 19200.

    I did, but I need to have a USB modem to use with
    my system as it has no cards and I haven't had a
    modem line in a long long time.

    Allen


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  • From Allen Prunty@VERT/LIVEWIRE to DUMAS WALKER on Sun Jan 1 20:29:00 2017

    On Dec 08, 2016 06:24pm, DUMAS WALKER wrote to HEMO:


    I thought about replacing it with a MagicJack as that is what
    my voice line is on. I have not found it to be so great when
    trying to makemodem-to-modem calls, though. When I try to call
    my BBS from another machine that is hooked to the MJ, my
    results are not consistent at all. Sometimes the connections
    are acceptable, while others they are pretty bad.

    Majic Jack has terrible quality even on voice... I've never known
    anyone to have any luck using it as a fax or a data line.

    I have read in various BBS forums about people trying various
    protocol settings on their VOIP calls that can improve
    reliability, but not all VOIP providers allow you to configure
    those. I don't know if MJ does or not as I have not tried that
    hard. :)

    Vonage has a fax setting that will max out the upstream on the
    connection, but most cable modems, unless you have the premium
    service have more than 1.5m on the upstream. DSL even less.

    You can get a reliable 9600 or 19.2 connection on vonage using the
    fax configuration, but that's pushing it. 9600/14.4 is usually the
    best you will get. And it's not that bad since most people using
    dialup aren't heavy downloaders.

    Allen


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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Deepend on Mon Jan 2 06:44:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Deepend to Hemo on Wed Dec 07 2016 04:36 pm

    Anyone have any success with using a modem on a VOIP line?

    I have done some testing with my VoIP line I have and generally got up to 38400 fairly stable. But best was at around 19200.

    I can't get any data/fax modem stuff to work with Ooma service. There are only a few options to configure for the line/number settings in Ooma - voice/data. Choosing data seems to at least allow the modems to squak/squeel at each other for a bit, but nothing much past that. I did get a connect a few times, but there was so much garbage on the line it reminded me of copper line days when trying to call during thunder/lightening storms.

    For $30 a month, I can get a copper line.. seems like a lot of money for my hobby at this time..

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Hemo on Mon Jan 2 10:28:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Mon Jan 02 2017 11:44 am

    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Deepend to Hemo on Wed Dec 07 2016 04:36 pm

    Anyone have any success with using a modem on a VOIP line?

    I have done some testing with my VoIP line I have and generally got up to 38400 fairly stable. But best was at around 19200.

    I can't get any data/fax modem stuff to work with Ooma service. There are only a few options to configure for the line/number settings in Ooma - voice/data. Choosing data seems to at least allow the modems to squak/squeel at each other for a bit, but nothing much past that. I did get a connect a few times, but there was so much garbage on the line it reminded me of copper line days when trying to call during thunder/lightening storms.

    For $30 a month, I can get a copper line.. seems like a lot of money for my hobby at this time..

    I'm paying $30 a month for my VOIP (over Spectrum cable) data line and I'm thinking of getting rid of it. Just doesn't get enough use.

    digital man

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Mon Jan 2 20:08:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Digital Man to Hemo on Mon Jan 02 2017 03:28 pm

    For $30 a month, I can get a copper line.. seems like a lot of money for my hobby at this time..

    I'm paying $30 a month for my VOIP (over Spectrum cable) data line and I'm thinking of getting rid of it. Just doesn't get enough use.



    cant you just get oomla and use your existing internet connection?
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mro on Mon Jan 2 18:00:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Mro to Digital Man on Tue Jan 03 2017 01:08 am

    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Digital Man to Hemo on Mon Jan 02 2017 03:28 pm

    For $30 a month, I can get a copper line.. seems like a lot of money for my hobby at this time..

    I'm paying $30 a month for my VOIP (over Spectrum cable) data line and I'm thinking of getting rid of it. Just doesn't get enough use.



    cant you just get oomla and use your existing internet connection?

    OOMA only works for voice (and only, just okay for that). My second VOIP line is for data (the BBS dial-up line and the occasional FAX).

    So yeah, if I didn't care about quality or dropped calls for voice, I could just use OOMA (for a single voice line) and save $60 a month.

    digital man

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tue Jan 3 14:42:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Digital Man to Mro on Mon Jan 02 2017 11:00 pm

    So yeah, if I didn't care about quality or dropped calls for voice, I could just use OOMA (for a single voice line) and save $60 a month.


    oh, okay. well you could ask your provider if they still offer POTS.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Mro on Tue Jan 3 13:28:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Mro to Digital Man on Tue Jan 03 2017 07:42 pm

    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Digital Man to Mro on Mon Jan 02 2017 11:00 pm

    So yeah, if I didn't care about quality or dropped calls for voice, I could just use OOMA (for a single voice line) and save $60 a month.


    oh, okay. well you could ask your provider if they still offer POTS.

    My provider is the cable company, so naturally, no, they don't have a legitimate POTS service, but their phone sevice works great (even when the Internet isn't). Still, too expensive really.

    digital man

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  • From Deepend@VERT/RDBBS to Hemo on Thu Feb 2 21:10:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Mon Jan 02 2017 11:44 am

    I use http://voip.ms for my voip services.. works pretty good and can get unlimited incoming calls for 5 a month. (which is all you'd need for a bbs line)

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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Deepend on Thu Feb 2 22:50:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Deepend to Hemo on Thu Feb 02 2017 09:10 pm

    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Mon Jan 02 2017 11:44 am

    I use http://voip.ms for my voip services.. works pretty good and can get unlimited incoming calls for 5 a month. (which is all you'd need for a bbs line)

    Do you have a modem setup using these services? Is there a dialin number I can try?

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  • From Knightmare@VERT/P99BBS to Hemo on Sat Feb 4 23:50:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Thu Feb 02 2017 10:50 pm

    I use http://voip.ms for my voip services.. works pretty good and
    can get unlimited incoming calls for 5 a month. (which is all you'd
    need for a bbs line)
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    How many POPs do they have?

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  • From Hemo@VERT/UJOINT to Knightmare on Sun Feb 5 09:47:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Knightmare to Hemo on Sat Feb 04 2017 11:50 pm

    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Thu Feb 02 2017 10:50 pm

    I use http://voip.ms for my voip services.. works pretty good and
    can get unlimited incoming calls for 5 a month. (which is all you'd
    need for a bbs line)
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    How many POPs do they have?

    You quoted Deepend's statements but addressed to me. Perhaps he'll see the message and answer.

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  • From Deepend@VERT/RDBBS to Hemo on Sun Feb 5 16:47:00 2017
    Re: analog modem on VOIP
    By: Hemo to Deepend on Thu Feb 02 2017 10:50 pm

    Do you have a modem setup using these services? Is there a dialin number I can try?

    Currently no. Having issues with the external modem I have currently. Will probably get one setup soon with an internal modem. Just haven't had time.


    Thanks
    Mike

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