[OT] FYI: Telstra Providing Microsoft Messenger Internet Telephony

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Sun Apr 28 12:57:17 EST 2002


For those who care/are interested/have nothing better to do with their 

Basically, Telstra is setting up a trial of a telephony service that 
will allow you to use MSN to make phone calls.  You sign up for MSN 
(including a Passport account), select Telstra as your Internet 
Telephony Provider, and start handing money over to Telstra.

You can't call 1800, 1900, Directory Assistance, all calls are charged 
at $0.12/minute, and the network traffic is billable, in addition to 
call charges.

Oh... the trial is limited to Windows only at this stage.

I keep searching for "The Holy Grail" of voice comms - something that 
will let me use my Mac OS X box to talk to my friends using Windows or 
Linux, using voice and even video.


Windows 98, n.: 32 bit extensions and graphical shell for a 16 bit hack 
on a 8 bit operating system originally written for a 4 bit 
microprocessor, by a 2 bit company that can't stand 1 bit of competition 
and has not a bit of respect for its customers.

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