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voice over ip???

Postby obe626 » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:23:31 -0500

what do you guys thing about voip service? recently, i have found a lot of voip service company on the internet. i thought they were just a joke at first. but i changed my mind after i see more and more of them. they have much cheaper rate then regular calling cards or other traditional long distance service. so does it really work?
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Postby StudentGuru » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 04:30:06 -0500

Obe626,

Thank you for your post about VOIP - its certainly something that is growing in popularity. As you probably have seen there are lots of VOIP companies out there like Skype that offer internet calling. Most of them offer free calls to other skype users and low cost international and domestic calls.

Generally the quality of the calls are very good, but this is very dependent on your internet connection and how good/ fast this is. You also have to factor in that you generally need to be near your PC or Mac to make any calls and will need a headset (though you can now buy phones for them but they are expensive).

Overall VOIP is a good solution if you have easy access to a computer with a headset and a good internet connection. Most people now use a combination of the both, for example if you are need your computer you can use VOIP - but then if you are not and want to call using your cell phone you might want to try some of the international calling cards from iCallAbroad.com.

You might also want to take a look at my blog post on this which covers VOIP solutions and how best to keep in touch with family and friends.

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Re: voice over ip???

Postby jeremy » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:57:25 -0500

obe626 wrote:what do you guys thing about voip service? recently, i have found a lot of voip service company on the internet. i thought they were just a joke at first. but i changed my mind after i see more and more of them. they have much cheaper rate then regular calling cards or other traditional long distance service. so does it really work?


I suggest you try Onesuite.com, sign up and you can make VOIP calls if your on a computer and you can also make calls just like any regular phone cards. So it's really an all-in-one phone card.

Go here -> http://www.onesuite.com and check out there great rates and other cool feature.
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Postby unistudent » Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:19:33 -0500

I've just found connect me anywhere. They're really cheap, you just register your mobile and/or home phone(s) and can call your whole address book through one local charge telephone number. If you move countries a lot like I do you can just change your location on your profile and you get given a new local number for the country you're in.

There's a "speed dial" bit so you can add up to 20 numbers or emails, so to call my Dad I call 02071003011 and my Aunty 02071003012 and it puts me straight through (the numbers only work if I call them so don't go thinking you can give my Dad a ring on the above number :P )

Plus you can call email addresses or groups of emails and it records what you say and sends it as an email for free!! You get free credit when you sign up so worth a shot if you ask me
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Postby jeremy » Mon, 23 Apr 2007 02:48:21 -0500

How come they call it a speed dial when you still need to dial 11 digits to call your dad or aunt?

Onesuite has a speed dial feature too and its call rapid dial, I only need to dial 2 digits, yes just 2 digits and then # and Onesuite will dial the number on my Onesuite phone book. So if I put my dad's number under 21, then I just dial 21# then Onesuite will dial my dad's number for me.
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Speed Dial

Postby StudentGuru » Mon, 23 Apr 2007 03:02:04 -0500

Jeremy,

They can it speed dial as you do not need to dial the access code and then the full international number.

With all services that offer speed dial you always have to dial an access code and with One Suite it would be no different. You dial your access number to call the service and then your speed dial number.

This is the same with connect me anywhere - you just dial one number and thats it! :) Looks like connect me anywhere just gives you unique number to calls your friends and you would ( I assume ) put those in your address book for easy use.

Unistudent uses it - so I am sure they can confirm

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Postby jacquem » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 02:58:23 -0500

I'm a Onesuite VoIP user and so far so good, never had a headache since I subscribed to it.

SuiteAdvantage is a new player in the field of VoIP but it seems like it can compete with big players out there.
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Postby crevtho » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:31:48 -0500

I find Onesuite to be somewhat an all-in-one communication tool though their fax service doesn't have any use to me because I never use fax. Their recently added voip feature comes very handy if you find yourself without phone but with internet connection.

Now you can also get an assigned phone number where people could call you for only $2.95 a month. This is very cheap considering how much you would pay for a landline. I just hope the quality don't suffer if people start jumping to their service.
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Postby rockinrocker » Wed, 07 Nov 2007 04:40:13 -0500

VoIP is always a good thing. It is cost-effective for sure.

it does have it's ups and downs due to the fact that the Internet is not 100% reliable.

I would say it is great overall. Good Money Saver.
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Postby erika » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 05:39:27 -0500

Exactamundo.

Voip is less expensive but somewhat less reliable too. Though I have a voip service (onesuite) I still keep my cell phone for emergency purposes or what not.
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Postby Karl28 » Sun, 02 Dec 2007 07:08:12 -0500

I've been using VoIP services a lot for the last year or so, and I agree with the notion that it's great in cost-effectiveness terms. I've also found a tool that makes it even more worth-while, since it reduces background noises and records my calls.
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DistanceCall

Postby moe10 » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:52:47 -0500

Check our Distance Call, it has speed dail, refill option, pinless you have account managment.

I've been using it for 8 months.
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Re: voice over ip???

Postby zahir » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:24:55 -0500

VOIP is really a good thing. More options, more access and less fees.
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Re: voice over ip???

Postby markk » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 04:59:27 -0500

I used to work for a company that provided voip services, it is a really good thing, works out soooo much cheaper for large companies, especially those who have offices abroad
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Re: voice over ip???

Postby vicki » Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:40:31 -0500

More than anything else, VoIP saved companies huge cost on communications especially those companies with live customer support. Individuals also gained a lot when making overseas calls because the rates are like 50 percent less.

Only disadvantage of VoIP is its internet and power dependent. If you have no power in your home then you can not use it. No internet then you can not use it too.
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