My relatives and friends abroad are now calling me using their regular phone for free! Even though it only cost them $0.16 per minute to call Philippines via regular phone, it’s a big savings for an hour talk especially now that the gasoline is very expensive in the USA/Canada and the rest of the world.
We’ll before the local telcos start sniffing around to check if I’m a hacker. No. My callers are using landline but it rings to my stand-alone Internet Phone. It consumes only 5 watts. I can leave it on for 24-hours but I turn it off when I go to bed. Anyway, it has a voicemail. I can always retrieve missed calls in the morning. Bottom line … it’s legal.
For Camiguin Internet (DSL or wifi) subscribers, we can support to setup your SIP IP phone. I will demo my setup to some friends and I will bring some IP phone hardwares, too. It will be between last week of April and 2nd week of May.
Finally, SIP phone is perfect for OFWs.
Setting up an Internet phone is no trivial matter. To make things easier for mere mortals, get pre-configured units like MagicBox.PH. It’s a cheaper option than Vonage.