An elegant hack to use VoIP is to hook it up to the house’s phone jacks. This is very useful because you could have VoIP connection around your house, without the need of wireless phone. Engadget has a quick how-to on wiring your VoIP around your house without any soldering irons – quick and easy if you know what you are doing:

… The idea for this one is pretty easy. We’ll visit the ugly box that Ma Bell graciously left on the side of every single building, ever. Inside it, we’ll cut the leash and take control. Back inside, we’ll hook up our handy VoIP adapter so we can use the existing phone jacks that run all over the house.

Most phones get power from the phone line, so there is a limit to the number of phones you can connect to a VoIP adapter. Your mileage will vary, but you’ll probably be able to use three phones with the average adapter. If you’ve got lots of voltage sucking phones, then you might want to pick up a ring booster…

How-To: Wiring VoIP to your phone jacks – [Engadget]

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