For all thous companies with the usless completly clueless sales\npeople. when I ask if I can use my own equipment I do not mean my own\nphone. Holy dumb a*** packet8 people I am still not sure if I can use\nthere service with my own equipment cause .. ugh will not go there...\nthey guy I spoke to had no idea what SIP was\n\nIf your a VOIP provider and you are reading this.\nbasic training.\nwhat the codecs you use or pass on .\nthat your devices are actualy SIP clients (alot of your sales people do\nnot know shocking I know!)\nwhat "use your own equipment" really means , not hard I have my own PAP2-NA\nand for gods sake what a asterisk 's box is. its not that hard. You\ncould even give them a mini explaination. like its a software\nphoneserver that runs a mini PBX maybe explain a mini on what a PBX is..\n\n\nOh and locked devices is great for grandma and monopolizing.\nand I am sure there is enough monies to go around. But if the consumer\nis getting heavier into the technology they will learn soon that with\nthere own equipment they have more freedom. Yes your argument that the\npeople will use your connection on more then one SIP phone could be bad\n... my Golly I guess you are in capable of monitoring it and say charging\nsome penelty if they do.. No lets just restrickt your market to one\ndevice.\n\nbut hummmm broadvoice are so swamped in business that they can barly\nkeep up. yet they are completly open and claim that if someone tryes\nto use 2 instances of there service they just charge them for it. No\nbiggie win win for them.\n\nshows they know how it works and are capible of seeing what users want.\n\nMark my word if you offer great plans (2cents a min is not great plans)\nand offer rewards for people who use there own equipment\n-no support (win win)\n-your own equipment you can support thats fine.\n-there is not alot to voip settings .. server dial plan nat if there is\nany and login/pass its not rocket science.\n\noh and finaly accepting money from othere countries like canada is ok.\nfrig. I have to have a american account at a bank .. like thats a common\ncanadian thing to just buy your service.. give us a few more options.\nheck I don't care if I have to pre pay for the F*** year or 6 months or\n10 days ahead of each bill for that matter let me pay you so I can use\nyour service.\n\noh and finnaly Give nice perks for people willing to do a seminar on\nyour product (you know do all the work for you pushing the product)\n\nheck I pay for a account and offered at a provider I will not name. and\nexplained to them I would love to push them but the few cents for\neach caller was not doing it for me.\n\nok maybe I am greedy .. that is not wrong\n\nmind my typo's this is not my first language\n\nm.