I am thinking of upgrading my current ISDN line to a Vivo package.
I would like my phone line(s) to be managed by an asterisk PBX which I will manage.
So far I have been unable to get ANY useful information on what Swisscom is doing for VoIP.
Actually I am a little SHOCKED, because Swisscom seems to refuse to give any of the information on their routers,
and does not support SIP?
Has anyone attempted to connect run an Asterisk server on the Swisscom VoIP service?
Have you made any progress on that subject?
I personally run an Asterisk box that is connected to two VoIP providers (sipcall and winet). I have transferred my landline numbers to these providers. The connection is made over SIP, so no PSTN is needed anymore. Works very well for me.
yes - I made progress in terms of confirming that Swisscom has zero interest to be helpful - they try to lock you into their equipment by refusing to provide any information such as login etc. etc.
I have not yet connected my PBX but I have looked at sipcall and netstream. I have not used SIP service from netstream yet but their internet services are pretty good and they are generally friendly, helpful and good to work with.
Thank you for your feedback on sipcall and winet - I think I will end up doing the same as you. Are you happy with the cost and line quality of your providers?
I intentionally wanted to try out both providers. From service quality, I cannot tell a differnce. Both setups were straightforward and there have been no issues with the connection within the last two years (none of which I'm aware of, at least). So I can recommend both of them! 😉
From a commercial point point of view, I don't know what current terms and conditions are, you'll have to check out their websites. I think the overall costs are similar for both providers; in my case, it's much lower than paying for a Swisscom line ...
Let me know your experiences if you're going to set up a new configuration. 😉
Thanks for the feedback - I'll probably try two as well.
I'll let you know.
So you have a standard internet connection (Swisscom?) and then use your connection to access SIP through your standard network WAN connection (ie not dedicated SIP lines)?
Did you setup any QoS or experience any clipping or other voice problems?
Yes that correct, Swisscom does nothing to provide a proper SIP. They have there partners, which are supported, but everything costless like asterisk is nothing for Swisscom, so Swisscom is nothing anymore for me. I habe a security System which makes calls over an analog line, I purchased an Cisco SPA112 connected it ti Sipcall and it works perfectly. The company EKB where I have the SecuriySystem I don't let anymore in my house, because they told me, that I habe to order the bewest Security Device for 5500 CHF.
The Cico SPA112 costed me about 70 bugs, and my new provider SIPCALL is not expensive.$$By the Way, I run also asterisk on a rasperry, now I am Swisscomless, free and happy
There is a solution to have Asterisk connected to SIP on Swisscom "legally". It's called ESIP. It's a Big Business product that can also be obtained from SMEs. It involves some effort and knowledge but it is quite possible even if some say that not because they think mass market and Smart-Buesiness-Connect.
The price of the product makes it very peritnent also vis-a-vis the other services and suppliers.