We have no cell service in our apartment building, so my desire for a good, home VOIP solution has been super frustrating. I suspect the problem isn’t with VOIP itself, but something about my home network. Wondering if anyone has any experience solving for this.
I have tried
- Spectrum’s Digital phone solution
- a VOIP solution through an OBI200 adaptor
- a Verizon Microcell for our iPhones
- Verizon’s WiFi Calling mode on our cell phones
- using my company’s VOIP solution through my Mac Mini and a wired Ethernet solution.
With all of these, calls are intermittently decent to miserable. Eventually, every calls has terrible digital dropouts, so i sound like i’m constantly being clipped. It’s almost always the outgoing audio. In all these cases, i can hear the other person fairly well.
On the infrastructure side, I’ve:
- bumped up our internet connection. Realistically getting 100MBS down, 10MBPS up, with a ping of 14.
- upgraded our modem from stock Spectrum unit to a good Netgear model
- upgraded our home WiFi to an Orbi Mesh Router
If anyone has any suggestions, I’d be eternally grateful. My last solution is going back to a regular, analog phone, which seems insane!