Ideas for integrating a SIP account, N900, Magic Jack, Linux, etc...

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Jul 5 01:47:03 UTC 2010

Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I'm looking for some ideas on overhauling/revamping our telephone
> system.
> We are two busy working professionals.  We spend half our weekends away
> from home.   My wife still has an iPhone.  I'm getting an N900.   We
> have a landline with (terrible) voice mail service.
> I want to tie it all together, somehow.  
Google voice. Hang it all together, get SMS by email, voice mail is "read" by AI 
and emailed to you, different greetings by user, send calls to various phones 
(also by user), SMS is free, needless to say I am an early and happy user.

> I'd like to get a VOIP account somewhere and connect to it with a SIP
> server of some sort so that I can do things with that connection. 
I just saw info on that, it can be done, don't remember how. Oh, here's 

> I'd like all our voicemails to be stored on that SIP server, so we don't
> have to erase them, etc.  Actually, I'd like to get them as emails that
> we can listen to and organize.   
> I'd like to be able to call into my SIP server with the N900 and maybe
> the iPhone and then make (cheap) calls anywhere.
> Can one share a Magic Jack connection as a SIP service ?
> How can I use Linux to do some of this stuff without resort to a full
> blown asterisk installation ?
> Thanks !

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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