VOIP

You can use VOIP in linux to phone home.

This is interesting for people coming from abroad who can use one of the Betamax VOIP products like voipcheap, voipbuster, poivy, … to call home can use the Ekiga softphone in Linux (you can find it in the menu Internet. Just create an account and fill in the following settings:

Name: {VOIPaccountname}
Registrar: sip.{VOIPcompany}.com
User: {VOIPaccountname}
Authentication User: {VOIPaccountname}
Password: {VOIPpassword}

It should give the status Registered when your login was succesfull.

In Preferences check the audio devices and set them to Default (PTLIB/ALSA) and connect your headset to your Linux computer. Now you can type the telephonenumber in the sip: field with the + prefix and landcode , e.g. China +86…, you can also test it with the telephone in our lab +3292648906.

If you want to compare rates, check this website: http://backsla.sh/betamax, you can easily find a cheap way to phone home!