We’re getting tired of paying Vonage $45/mo, which is just a glorified SIP trunk anyway. I would like to set up a FreePBX system in our house, while retaining our analog phones and wiring. I’ve been experimenting with FreePBX as a VM on my ESXi server using a cheap SIP trunk from Go\Trunk and some softphones + zoiper app on an Android phone. I’m really happy with the way it works.
So, what would be the best way to switch our live home phone system over to this? I’ll probably get away from Go\Trunk. I like them, but they are pretty new and I don’t want something to happen with them and then we lose our home phone number that we’ve had for four decades. I’m thinking about FlowRoute for long-term service.
Also, what do I need to connect our existing home wiring as a single analog extension for cheap? If I need multi-hundred dollar FXS/FXO telephony cards, it’s not worth doing. Would an OBi200 box do the job for $50?
I am going to set it up with a temporary phone number first once I figure out everything that needs to be done, and test everything out, then get our existing number ported over.
Am I going about this the right way? Thanks!