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

Rick Sewill rsewill at
Wed Jun 23 22:55:29 UTC 2010

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On 06/23/2010 05:33 PM, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> People are using PAP2 devices to connect to Magic Jack accounts, thus
> removing the need to use the Magic Jack USB dongle.
> Where does Google Voice fit into this ?

I was actually wondering if Google Voice might be useful for you.

If my understanding is correct, you can do the following:
1) You can have a google voice number act as the number everyone dials.
   This would be the number you give people to call you.

2) You can tell google which phones to ring when someone calls the
   google voice number.

3) I believe, but am not certain, google supports some sort of
   voice mail.

In my mind, Google Voice is like having a main number for a business.
People call the main number.  Individual phones are called by Google.
You can program which phones ring when this main number is called.
If caller-id is working, you can control what happens based on caller.

The individual phones still have their own phone numbers.
The individual phones still can place or receive calls.

I could be wrong, but believe you can have a "home" phone,
a "cell" phone, and a SIP phone through associated
with a Google Voice number.
I'm not sure if you can have more than one of each or not.

I believe, one can also, somehow, dial out from the Google Voice number.

I was looking into Google Voice.  It may or may not work for you.
As always, please do your own research to see if it works for you!

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