My biggest liking is that the 3cx pbx comes with a more friendly voice, you can customize the operator however you like, even replicate Fido's call centre system if you wanted.metalexa wrote: ↑Nov 30th, 2017 1:06 pmGreat write up and looks like people are talking about what I have experienced in the past.
Initially i used Freephoneline with C@C server but found issues with security as my freePBX server was being hit with requests for SIP. Looked like some bot was trying to bruteforce sip username and password which was slowing down the server. I dont know how Google Cloud and 3CX deals with securing SIP port.
I have also used VOIP.MS at work and setting up brothers business and found that you dont need a PBX to do most things. You can create an sub accounts in VOIP.MS and setup SIP client/phone with the settings. Also voicemail is included with the sub account. Regarding calling extensions to keep it local and save money when calling within VOIP.MS I contacted support and they enabled it on the back end.
Currently I'm still running a FreePBX system at home but mostly because of the IVR and that i paid for Freephoneline which do not give much options but if you use VOIP.MS I dont see a need to run a PBX as most of the settings are included and dont have to deal with Security.
I like to use it as a filter for spam/bot calls because of the interaction required to save a message. I get about 5-6 calls each day and I do not want to listen to voicemails to check if calls are legitimate.
It is indeed over kill, but I have more features down the road to use.
Fido $15/3GB + voip.ms $1/M + 3cx PBX voip push client $0 + Google Server vps $0 = $16/Month voip solution with no battery drain.