PDA

View Full Version : Electronics Good/Recommended VoiP/SIP Providers


Cave Johnson
01-05-2009, 11:27 AM
I switched over to the iPhone last month and went with the lowest minute plan (450). So I need a backup VOIP provider to cover overages. TruPhone charges $.06/minute and Skype (using Fring) $.025.

Are there any cheaper, i.e. free, alternatives?

mikeyis4dcats.
01-05-2009, 12:15 PM
MagicJack?

SLAG
01-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Vonage?

jiveturkey
01-05-2009, 12:31 PM
MagicJack?I have a friend that's using that and he loves it.

Cave Johnson
01-05-2009, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm looking for a cheap pay by the minute option. Vonnage and Magic Jack are both per month (and totally different).

mikeyis4dcats.
01-05-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm looking for a cheap pay by the minute option. Vonnage and Magic Jack are both per month (and totally different).

no, MagicJack is a yearly thing.

IIRC it's 29.95, so if you spent 5 minutes per day on average, ot would cost you $0.016/min.

Cave Johnson
01-05-2009, 03:28 PM
no, MagicJack is a yearly thing.

IIRC it's 29.95, so if you spent 5 minutes per day on average, ot would cost you $0.016/min.

How's the call quality? I would rather have something that works lots of places (via wi-fi), but that's pretty reasonable.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-05-2009, 04:13 PM
How's the call quality? I would rather have something that works lots of places (via wi-fi), but that's pretty reasonable.

never used it. but have read mixed things about it, but most have said for the money it's good for a backup line.

SLAG
01-06-2009, 12:15 AM
I think Skype would be the best bet, I just bought $10 worth of Skype Credits and it should last me AWHILE

Cave Johnson
01-06-2009, 10:58 AM
I think Skype would be the best bet, I just bought $10 worth of Skype Credits and it should last me AWHILE

To use on the iPhone, computer, or something else? If it's the iPhone, let me know about the call quality.

SLAG
01-06-2009, 02:16 PM
To use on the iPhone, computer, or something else? If it's the iPhone, let me know about the call quality.

I use it on my Windows Mobile device, on my computer they also sell wi-fi skype phones.

I have ever only actually made a call on the computer and the Quality is good comparable to other voip providers

Lzen
08-29-2010, 11:31 AM
no, MagicJack is a yearly thing.

IIRC it's 29.95, so if you spent 5 minutes per day on average, ot would cost you $0.016/min.

I was considering MagicJack but the biggest hangup would be that it has to be plugged into a PC and that PC has to be on all the time.


BTW, anyone heard of this?
http://www.broadvoice.com/index.html

cookster50
08-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Google just launched a free voip service. Well, free this year. They claim they hope to keep it free based on international fee's being enough to keep us local costs free. We'll see.

DaFace
08-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Google just launched a free voip service. Well, free this year. They claim they hope to keep it free based on international fee's being enough to keep us local costs free. We'll see.

Yep. Just download the Google Talk program and give it a try. It's tough to beat free.