Spectrum voice modem with 4 Lines to FreePBX to VOIP phones, Possible?


(Mercury Rising) #1

Hi all,
I am very new to this community and absolutely love the info and knowledge that is openly shared here. I am also new to FreePBX, although I did successfully setup a full working system using VoicePulse as hosted service and it worked nicely. I did this a few years ago with lots of reading on this forum and Crosstalk solutions videos on Youttube.

I would like advise and assistance with a new Challenge.
I have a Spectrum Voice modem with 4 lines.
I have a PC which has a fresh install of FreePBX.
Is there a way to connect the 4 Lines and use that as trunk(s) for the FreePBX system?
I think a analog card will need to be purchased, but I am very illiterate when it comes to that aspect of it.

My questions are, is this possible. If so, what do I need. And has this been done before?
If so, what are the configuration settings in the Trunk setup of FreePBX, inbound settings and outbound setting?

Thank you in advance.


#2

An analog card with 4 FXO ports is one possibility; see


However, this solution is not compatible with most virtualization platforms, small form-factor PCs and cloud hosted systems.

Or, get a gateway with 4 FXO ports such as

Or, convert your voice service to SIP:
https://enterprise.spectrum.com/services/voice/enterprise-trunking.html

Or, unless you are locked into a long contract with Spectrum, consider porting to an independent SIP trunking provider (IMO there are much better choices than VoicePulse).


(Mercury Rising) #3

Hi Stewart1,
Thank you for your quick response and helpful info. What do you recommend as an alternative to VoicePulse?
I am checking with Spectrum about trunking options.

Thank you


#4

For metered service where you pay by the minute (like VoicePulse), see the current discussion

For unmetered where you pay by the channel (like the Spectrum service you have now), I recommend

Some providers offer service where you get ‘unlimited’ incoming on a small number of channels, but pay by the minute for outgoing (calls do not count against incoming channels). IMO Anveo is a good value in this category, provided that you don’t need more than 3 or 4 concurrent incoming calls.