Apologies if this arrives twice...<br><br>For starters, a friendly reminder that it's spelled "sense".<br><br>That
said, the way to do this is not with skype, but with Asterisk. If you
route ALL your incoming calls through an asterisk box (whether hosted
by you, or by a service provider) it should be possible to manage
completely seamless transitions. It would look something like this:
<br><br>Your contact calls your phone number (a voip DID number)<br>the call is routed to your asterisk box<br>your asterisk box checks to see if you're in a WiFi area<br>You are presented with the call, with the option to take it via wifi or gsm
<br>If you take it via wifi, your asterisk box routes the call via SIP or IAX directly to your phone.<br>If
you take it via GSM, your asterisk box calls the PSTN and routes the
call through itself to the phone via the regular cell network
<br>When you transition zones (going to wifi from gsm, or the other
way around), the asterisk box establishes a call via the other
protocol, bridges the voice, then once your neo device has fully
transitioned itself over to the new medium, it disconnects the previous
<br><br>So your contact never has direct access to your cell number.
Instead, they call your voip number which is routed as is convenient
for you. When you transition zones, the most trouble you will have is
perhaps a slightly click or momentary dead air as the device
transitions over. If you accidentally wander out of range of your wifi,
the asterisk box will notice this and automatically call you via gsm,
which the phone will pick up automatically. This won't be as seamless,
but it won't result in a completely lost call. It's also worth noting
that this system can be functional for outgoing calls as well, so long
as you route all calls via your asterisk box. This has the side effect
of making international calls via from your cell cheap and easy.
<br><br>Paul<br><br>p.s. Ignore the guy who has no imagination... most things are possible with a little thought.<br><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 3/28/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">mathew davis</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">
firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><div>I have an itch that I would like to explain to you and give an idea of how to overcome that itch and see if that is possible or not, and if so a good idea or not. So first here is my itch. I have a VoIP phone at home which uses my WiFi connection to make calls using skype. I like that it helps lower my cell phone bills a lot since I started a new business and it takes a lot of calls to make it sucessful. But I am not always at home sometimes I am just 5 minutes out from home and recieve a phone call I talk on the way home and then to cut my minutes short I tell them I will call them right back and then hang up switch to my VoIP phone. That gets old sometimes. Granted it is not a very big itch but it is annoying.
<div>So I have come up with several solutions. First, with the neo I could get a plan that includes data with my minutes and I could use skype or some other VoIP solution like astrisk. Which in turn would be great. Oh also another question can you get a data only plan? Just curious I know some people may or may not have mentioned it but the thread that it was mentioned in has over 80 e-mails and couldn't find it right off. But let's pretend that for somereason you didn't want to add a data plan to your mobile device because it was too expensive or what ever. Would it be possible for the neo to know when you step into range of a WiFi network that you have acess to? And after it notices the WiFi connection it pops up a button on the screen that say's transfer to VoIP? You say hold on a sec and press the button. The neo then puts the user on hold and transfers the call to your VoIP line on your neo where you pick it up, or the neo picks it up. The voice line then hangs up the call and puts the person back on the line with you. Does that make since? Also when making a call and I am in range of a WiFi network a check box or a seperate call with VoIP button appears that allows you to place the same call over the VoIP? Does that make since? Just wanting to get everyones opinions on this.
<div>This is a feature that I would like very much. I have internet at home which has a 15Mbps transfer rate with a 1000GB cap so I should be free and clear with this. I would love to have this feature. I would like to learn how to do this on the neo but would definatly need more time to research it out. Plus I would need more time to work on it, maybe when I graduate school. I would also need someone to help me. Any ways I am starting to ramble so please let me know what you think about this?
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