I'm looking for advice and/or suggestions.
Here's what I have now.
- I have an Ubuntu PC I'd like to use as a SIP server.
- I have a POTS setup at home, but recently ended my home phone service, my wife and I now only using cell phones.
- I have a Google Voice number.
- I have a Gizmo5 number.
Here is what I would like to do:
Have my Google Voice number forward to both my cell, and my Gizmo5 number. If I'm at home, the Gizmo5 number gets handled by the SIP server running on Ubuntu. Using an ATA, my home phone lines ring, and I can answer the call.
To get even fancier, I would also like to have a similar setup for my wife. I assume a SIP server could handle two incoming numbers? I have cordless phones that support different ringtones. It'd be totally boss if I could have a different ring depending on who's number was called.
I may someday like to be able to place outgoing calls using the POTS phones, but for now, just receiving free calls through Gizmo5 would be great, and presents the least amount of money to get going. I think all I would need to buy is an ATA to convert from the Ubuntu box to the POTS. Then it should just be a matter of configuring the SIP server?
So. Has anyone done anything like this? Can you suggest ways to accomplish this? If you've done something like this, what are you using for an ATA? Any suggestions?
Come to think of it, do I even need a SIP server? Could I get an ATA, and plug in my Gizmo5 proxy info? Would I gain access to more features/control using a SIP server?