Phone Lines

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This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.

Here is where you add all the phone lines you have in your house. Pluto supports the regular, old fashioned type of phone line (aka POTS), as well as ISDN, T1 and VOIP. VOIP, for Voice Over IP, is the most flexible and usually the lowest cost. It uses the Internet to place and receive calls, however you can still call regular phone numbers like you always did, and most VOIP providers will still give you a regular incoming number like you have now.

If you have VOIP lines, your Pluto Core will automatically manage your internet connection for you, giving priority to the phone calls so that they have a clear connection.

Even if you have no phone lines at all, you can always call other Pluto users for free. On your Orbiter just choose "Call Pluto User" and dial their Pluto username.

To add a phone line, choose the type of line and then supply the parameters. There are more documents under this one which explain how to configure the various types of phone lines.