When people on our estate had an internet connection via Wi Surf, many had a Grandstream Handy Tone which allowed them to use an ordinary phone to make calls using Voip (voice over internet protocol). In our case we had a bulky Grandstream Voip phone instead.
The satellite connection was so poor that you could rarely make a decent call with it so many gave up on the idea and discarded the little boxes. However, Pam and I kept our phone which we used when we got a Telefónica landline connection with ADSL. We later replaced the phone with a cordless Voip phone and gave the Grandstream to a friend of mine in England who still uses it for international calls.
The advantage of Voip is that the calls you make are very cheap. However, the system won’t work if your electricity is cut off or your internet connection goes down so it is best to have a fixed line or a mobile as backup for emergencies.
Now, we come to the point of this post. A friend of ours, who lives on the estate, called me yesterday to ask if I still had one of those little boxes, the Grandstream Handy Tone, but as I have already said, we didn’t have one in the first place. I wondered though if anyone else had kept theirs – just in case- and could help him out.
PS Sorry Mel that I haven’t returned your call – for some reason, our Domo 2 seems only to record outgoing numbers!