I am a newbie when it comes to VOIP. I wanted to use VOIP in our small office environment. Existing setup involves three analog lines coming to my office. They go into a PBX, and from there on, we have our individual phones connected. Of course the three lines are in a hunt group, so an outside caller calls the same number.
I called Vonage having the same type of setup. Vonage told me VOIP does not work like that. I will have to get an IP phone for each individual in the office. They do have some kind of hunt group, but not similar to normal hunt group.
I have the following questions to you experts:
- Can someone please draw anaology of VOIP with my existing setup. Okay, I understand that there is something in the phone, which over a braodband connection identifies itself to the phone provider (Let us take Vonage in our example).
- If the above construct is true then I am sure someone would have thought of SOHO environment, where a 3 line VOIP PBX would basically have three identities for Vonage to route the calls.
I would greatly appreciate if someone would please comment on my questions.