VOIP, Discussion, questions and answers

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  • SaeedSaeed Forumite
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    Just a quick question. Haven't set up a JustVoIP account yet and was wondering if they allow 0844 and 0871 calls? On the website it lists 0845 and national rate. On other websites some people have had problems with 0844 and the Betamax providers.
  • airhostessairhostess Forumite
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    Can anyone recommend a voip company that has a straightforward way of buying credit? I live in Morocco, and the only method I can use is to buy online with a credit card. I can't find any voip companies who offer this!! Can anyone help?

    I'm looking for a company that offers free calls to UK and France landlines.

    Thanks very much in advance,

    AH
  • SaeedSaeed Forumite
    733 Posts
    airhostess wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a voip company that has a straightforward way of buying credit? I live in Morocco, and the only method I can use is to buy online with a credit card. I can't find any voip companies who offer this!! Can anyone help?

    I'm looking for a company that offers free calls to UK and France landlines.

    Thanks very much in advance,

    AH

    All the Betamax offer credit card payement as well as a multitude of other ways to pay including mobile phone text, paypal, band transfer et al. :)

    Try justvoip, that is who I'll be using soon.
  • papitopapito Forumite
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    Saeed wrote: »
    All the Betamax offer credit card payement as well as a multitude of other ways to pay including mobile phone text, paypal, band transfer et al. :)

    Try justvoip, that is who I'll be using soon.

    Not anymore mate, I have Voiprader and doesn't have paypal or Credit card facilities as before, now you can only pay by Western Union, Bank transfer and 2 other methods I won't personnaly go for.....:mad:
    This is to avoid people who got scamed by this company and claiming charge backs from CC and paypal.....I say this because it happen to me......I have £10 in credit I can't use and they won't return any of the 100's messages sent...:mad:
  • SaeedSaeed Forumite
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    papito wrote: »
    Not anymore mate, I have Voiprader and doesn't have paypal or Credit card facilities as before, now you can only pay by Western Union, Bank transfer and 2 other methods I won't personnaly go for.....:mad:
    This is to avoid people who got scamed by this company and claiming charge backs from CC and paypal.....I say this because it happen to me......I have £10 in credit I can't use and they won't return any of the 100's messages sent...:mad:

    I noticed Paypal had disappeared but credit card was still there, atleast on the justvoip site. I'd pay by credit card by credit card, but it only comes up as Euros for me so my bank would charge me another few quid on top so don't want to do that. Was going to pay with paypal a few days ago, but they wanted 2-3 euros as a payment handling charge so that put me off too! Is there any cheap way to pay the 10 euros without incurring extra fees (your concerns are duly noted)?
  • KFW wrote: »
    VOIP sharing
    If i were to open up a VOIP account with lets say voipstunt or voipcheap obviously i will set up where i am living which is UK in order to pay etc. Now would i be able to share my account with my girlfriend in Hong Kong?
    Many Thanks for help

    AFAIK you can share your voip account as long as you don't use it at the same time. I have a Onesuite SuiteAdvantage which charges for $2.95 a month with unlimited incoming calls and a voip number in the U.S.

    I let my cousin use it from time to time when she needs to make long distance calls. You may also just opt for outgoing voip and no need to pay for $2.95 a month. You just need to give your GF in HK your account details and she can log in to soft phone or set up an ATA device to call you in U.K. and you can do basically the same thing.
  • I have got an account with localphone which you can top up using a credit / debit card.

    They are tight on card security (a good sign) and split the first payment in to 2 parts. (eg a £5 payment could be £3.52 and £1.48) and you are required to input the correct amount in to have future credits activated.

    Have had a few landline numbers, and they also support ATA adaptors and certain Nokia phones using wi-fi.

    So far so good (had it nearly 3 months)
    baldly going on...
  • MaddieMaddie Forumite
    857 Posts
    I'm trying to get my head around this whole voip thing having got rid of the landline and gone down to payg all at once!

    Please can someone tell me, is it possible to have sipgate for incoming and voipcheap for outgoing, both programmed into a voipphone connected directly to the router to avoid having to have a comp on?

    Cheers,

    Maddie
    Proud to be a moneysaver! :cool:
  • BexTechBexTech Forumite
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    Maddie wrote: »
    I'm trying to get my head around this whole voip thing having got rid of the landline and gone down to payg all at once!

    Please can someone tell me, is it possible to have sipgate for incoming and voipcheap for outgoing, both programmed into a voipphone connected directly to the router to avoid having to have a comp on?

    Cheers,

    Maddie

    Depends on the VoIP Phone.

    You do need a proper VoIP phone and not one of those crappy USB Toy Town phones that most people use with Skype but can be used with other providers but need a PC on.

    Many VoIP phones that connect directly to a router allow you to have several 'accounts' on them at once.

    There are also ATAs like the Linksys PAP2 or several other brands, makes, models. With these you connect to your router and then connect up your regular phones, they usually come with a REN of 4 or 5, so you can daisy chain phones like you would your usual phone setup, if you do some minor work and you have extension sockets at home you can disconnect them from the master socket and then connect them up to the ATA instead and therefore make use of the 'line' as usual with the ATA being the 'master' socket.

    Some ATAs allow for a few accounts to be configured on them, the PAP2 has two independant lines, with one account on each. You can make and receive calls on both lines at the same time.
    It's PAC not PAC Code, it's MAC not MAC Code, it's PIN not PIN Number, it's ATM not ATM Machine, it's LCD not LCD Display, it's DVD not DVD disc... It's no one not noone, It's a lot not alot, It's got not gotten... Panini is the plural of panino - there is no S!!
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  • SaeedSaeed Forumite
    733 Posts
    Anyone having trouble registering their ATA with Sipgate today.

    Both my lines are offline at the minute!
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