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Morning All, As per the subject title, I was wondering if it's possible to make an IP phone work with skype and if so, how would one go about doing it? I have a mitel 5201 and a 52

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    Question Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    Morning All,

    As per the subject title, I was wondering if it's possible to make an IP phone work with skype and if so, how would one go about doing it?

    I have a mitel 5201 and a 5215 dual plus a cisco cp-7912g, is it possible to set up any one these phones for use with skype?

    I have tried to search for a solution over the internet but have had no luck as of yet, so any advise and help on the subject would be much appreciated.



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    Hello

    Skype uses proprietary closed standard protocol unlike VOIP which uses H323, SIP or IAX.

    As a result no real voip hardware works properly with skype, unless its designed by skype.

    So for time being you'll have to go with other providers.

    Btw let me know if your are in search of hosted/local voip system.

    Hope it helps.

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    Thanks for your reply, just had these ip phones sitting in the garage for ages and wanted to see if i could hook one of em up in the house for international calls etc...
    not really interested in a hosted/local voip system but thanks for the offer.

    Quote Originally Posted by totalgenius View Post
    Hello

    Skype uses proprietary closed standard protocol unlike VOIP which uses H323, SIP or IAX.

    As a result no real voip hardware works properly with skype, unless its designed by skype.

    So for time being you'll have to go with other providers.

    Btw let me know if your are in search of hosted/local voip system.

    Hope it helps.

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    Hey, if these phones are just sitting about doing nothing would you be interested in selling one to me?

    I am just moving house and can't afford to pay BT or virgin the line rental each month Can't actually afford much at the moment, so I was looking at using sipgate? as I already have a local number from them. PM me and let me know if it's something you'd consider? Much appreciated.

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    PM sent
    If anyone else is interested in purchasing a BNIB mitel 5201 handset then feel free to get in touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    Hey, if these phones are just sitting about doing nothing would you be interested in selling one to me?

    I am just moving house and can't afford to pay BT or virgin the line rental each month Can't actually afford much at the moment, so I was looking at using sipgate? as I already have a local number from them. PM me and let me know if it's something you'd consider? Much appreciated.

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    Cheers mate, replied, but I can't afford that much at the moment to be honest.

    Thanks for taking the time though

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    no worries, I sent you a link for an alternative just a tad over your budget, hope it helped.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    Cheers mate, replied, but I can't afford that much at the moment to be honest.

    Thanks for taking the time though

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    Many thanks for your help.

    Much appreciated!

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    As others have mentioned Skype uses a proprietary call control protocol and codec. They also use a peer-to-peer technology that is proprietary. When and if Skype becomes SIP compatible Mitel phones may be able to work with it.

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    Re: Can a Cisco or Mitel IP phone work with Skype?

    These IP phones will not directly log in to Skype, but if they are attached to an IPBX, then there are a couple of ways to connect the phones via the IPBX to Skype.

    Skype for SIP is a new communication service in beta now. Information about this offering can be found @: Skype For SIP now available in Beta - Skype for Business

    If you are running a Digium Asterisk PBX, then Skype for Asterisk is another solution to tie these phones into Skype. productview - Digium - The Asterisk Company



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