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VOIP, Discussion, questions and answers

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  • hey everyone,

    I have set up a page on my site giving people the pro's and cons of each voip service provider. http://www.i-voip.co.uk/page/voip_service_providers.php

    Hope you find it helpful.


    Simon
  • Paul_Varjak
    Paul_Varjak Posts: 4,627 Forumite
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    I got an e-mail from the company today and signed up.

    They (supposedly) offer free calls to landlines in over 40 countries, but my username is not being recognised yet.

    The maximum call length is one minute but if you credit your account with £10 you can (supposedly) call those 40+ international destinations untimed for free.
  • smiffy
    smiffy Posts: 173 Forumite
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    I've been using 18899 without any probelms so far.
  • rapido
    rapido Posts: 392 Forumite
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  • smcaul
    smcaul Posts: 1,088 Forumite
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    rapido wrote:
    I have a VOIP question.

    I've been drooling over this item review and it seems perfect for me (make a lot of calls to America)! http://www.grynx.com/index.php/projects/voip-for-free-with-the-sipura

    Just one thing - can it connect to VOIP when the computer isn't switched on?

    Also I was looking earlier on Ebay, and I could only find similar (cheaper) 'phone adapters, but most of them had USB connectors (so I'm presuming these are only useful if the computer is on).

    Just for information, I currently connect to the internet via ADSL over my telephone line and have a USB modem connected to my computer (came free when I signed up to broadband)

    many thanks in advance,

    -rapido

    Cant seem to find anywhere that says what connection it has - but I have used 2 different Sipura products - the 1001 and now the 2000 and they both connect via a router and ethernet cables - so I would assume the 3000 is the same. So you would need a router for it to be able to connect and then as long as you left the router on it does not matter about the PC as the two are independent of each other.
  • baby_frogmella
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    Hi

    After an unsuccessful attempt to use a calling card on my VOIP line, my VOIP supplier (https://www.sobroadband.com) informed me the other day that i cannot use calling cards (used for overseas calls) on my home VOIP line. I just don't understand how this is possible....if i can make int'l calls using a chargeable access number (eg Telediscount) on my VOIP line, then why on earth can't i do the same thing with a calling card? (which has a 0800 access no).

    Thanks in advance.
  • Bigun28
    Bigun28 Posts: 473 Forumite
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    Has anyone managed to use VOIP with a dial-up connection? How usable is it?
  • pin
    pin Posts: 4,265 Forumite
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    Randal wrote:
    Has anyone managed to use VOIP with a dial-up connection? How usable is it?

    Probably not quite the answer you are looking for, but relatives from Kenya call my folks on Skype using a dial up connection. They also use normal Voip (but don't know which package) to call land lines in the UK.

    The quality is not that bad at all, especially compared to the quality of calling cards when calling to Kenya.
    "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" - Mahatma Gandhi
  • AP
    AP Posts: 412 Forumite
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    I got an e-mail from the company today and signed up.

    They (supposedly) offer free calls to landlines in over 40 countries, but my username is not being recognised yet.

    The maximum call length is one minute but if you credit your account with £10 you can (supposedly) call those 40+ international destinations untimed for free.

    The main catch is that the €10.00 (£6.98) credit is only valid for 120 days. You have to weigh up how many minutes of international calls to which countries you are going to make in this 120-day period and see if it would be cheaper than €10.00 (£6.98) to make these calls by other means, such as using Telediscount, 1899, free minutes from mobile phones via simply-fone etc.
  • bikeman
    bikeman Posts: 340 Forumite
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    Hi

    After an unsuccessful attempt to use a calling card on my VOIP line, my VOIP supplier (https://www.sobroadband.com) informed me the other day that i cannot use calling cards (used for overseas calls) on my home VOIP line. I just don't understand how this is possible....if i can make int'l calls using a chargeable access number (eg Telediscount) on my VOIP line, then why on earth can't i do the same thing with a calling card? (which has a 0800 access no).

    Thanks in advance.

    It's all to do with intercarrier charging. Your voip supplier doesn't have any mechanism to get a share of the calling card opertor's revenue (0800 recipient (card company) must pay access costs back down the line to the originating carrier (your voip supplier)). Consequently they have barred access to the card platforms 0800 number).
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