[clug] VOIP advice

Chris Henman henman at pobox.com
Sat Oct 4 20:50:41 GMT 2008

Thanks for all those replies.

I was truly ignorant of other possibiliities.

It will give me something to do this long weekend !

Must be eating too many meat pies or something.

Chris Henman

Alex Osborne wrote:
> Chris Henman wrote:
> >
> > Pardon my ignorance, stupidity, whatever but what about Skype?
> >
> Even if the privacy and ethical isues that Daniel mentioned don't 
> bother you,  compare the rates for between Skype and PennyTel for 
> example.  Skype is nearly three times the cost for Australian mobile 
> calls.
> http://www.skype.com/prices/callrates/?currency=AUD
> http://www.pennytel.com/call_rate_pphone.jsp#A
> If you go with SIP you can shop around and even use multiple service 
> providers simultaneously to get the best rates to different places.  
> You can use a much wider range of software and hardware (you're not 
> locked into whatever Skype chooses to approve or support), so for 
> example you could use a PDA with wifi to make calls.
> That said, for all these sacrificies you do get a bit more of a plug 
> and play experience with Skype.  But personally I don't think it's 
> worth it.
> Cheers,
> Alex


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