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That Man! 03-06-2007 10:04 AM

Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
Just bought an ADSL router that has a facility for using ordinary telephones
to route via any VOIP provider.

I only make a few UK calls every week, so, my usage is pretty low.

Can any recommend a good provider please?

Brian (Huddersfield)



Brian A 03-06-2007 10:57 AM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:04:25 GMT, "That Man!" <That.man@virgin.net>
wrote:

>Just bought an ADSL router that has a facility for using ordinary telephones
>to route via any VOIP provider.
>
>I only make a few UK calls every week, so, my usage is pretty low.
>
>Can any recommend a good provider please?
>
>Brian (Huddersfield)
>

Good to see someone on here from my part of the world :-)

You could try www.vyke.co.uk
NO incoming number - only for outgoing calls.
If your usage is low deposit EURO10 instead of GBP10.
It supposedly expires after 6 months but that'll give you about 12
calls a week @ 2p/call to Europe and the US.
Vyke have additional services that may also interest you.

For better quality calls, quick connection and an incoming number
www.voip.co.uk
Pay 2/month and get all your off peak UK calls included (up to 1
hour/call).
You'll get a geographic number, for your area, for incoming calls.
Peak calls to UK at 2p/call (up to 1 hour per call).
Only downside is their voicemail isn't up to much.

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Roderick Stewart 03-06-2007 11:12 AM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:04:25 GMT, "That Man!" <That.man@virgin.net>
wrote:

>Just bought an ADSL router that has a facility for using ordinary telephones
>to route via any VOIP provider.
>
>I only make a few UK calls every week, so, my usage is pretty low.
>
>Can any recommend a good provider please?


Change to Orange Broadband. No need to subscribe to any separate
service. VOIP is included in the price of the broadband service, and
they even provide a router, so you can sell the one you already have.

Rod.

That Man! 03-06-2007 01:13 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 

"Roderick Stewart" <escapetime@removethisbit.beeb.net> wrote in message
news:0tiqu25f4236l53c5ekibc8ak8s9kscvij@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:04:25 GMT, "That Man!" <That.man@virgin.net>
> wrote:
>
>>Just bought an ADSL router that has a facility for using ordinary
>>telephones
>>to route via any VOIP provider.
>>
>>I only make a few UK calls every week, so, my usage is pretty low.
>>
>>Can any recommend a good provider please?

>
> Change to Orange Broadband. No need to subscribe to any separate
> service. VOIP is included in the price of the broadband service, and
> they even provide a router, so you can sell the one you already have.
>
> Rod.

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Thank you to all that replied, I'll look into that.

Thanks again



Jono 03-06-2007 06:35 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
That Man! formulated the question :
>> Change to Orange Broadband.

> ---------------------------------------------


> Thank you to all that replied, I'll look into that.


You'll wish you hadn't



Ivor Jones 03-06-2007 07:10 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 


"Jono" <nothanks@blueyonder.invalid> wrote in message
news:mn.345b7d73717c0dcc.48968@blueyonder.invalid
> That Man! formulated the question :
> > > Change to Orange Broadband.

> > ---------------------------------------------

>
> > Thank you to all that replied, I'll look into that.

>
> You'll wish you hadn't


Seconded. Dare I suggest www.sipgate.co.uk ..? (Cue Ron Chew..!)

Ivor



Brian A 03-06-2007 07:16 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 18:35:03 GMT, Jono <nothanks@blueyonder.invalid>
wrote:

>That Man! formulated the question :
>>> Change to Orange Broadband.

>> ---------------------------------------------

>
>> Thank you to all that replied, I'll look into that.

>
>You'll wish you hadn't
>

From what I have read, whilst some people will be happy with these new
Broadband/phone conglomerates, many are not. So, I agree with the
sentiment in that caution should be exercised. That's my advice if
anyone asks me. There is a lot of dust to settle yet. Some of these
deals are good on the surface but not everyone gets the deal they
expect.
IMHO there is a lot to be said for dropping your landline and going
for Virgin Media cable broadband - then using voip. GBP18/month + your
voip.
Remove 'no_spam_' from email address.

Herman 03-06-2007 08:15 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
"Brian A" <no_spam_bca1000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:m5fru210g1k6a3tprcetjcti1d0tuecb03@4ax.com...
> IMHO there is a lot to be said for dropping your landline and going
> for Virgin Media cable broadband - then using voip. GBP18/month + your
> voip.
> Remove 'no_spam_' from email address.


I agree, with the right equipment and the right provider, this should
definitely be considered, although obviously after trialling first...

However, you do also have to consider other deals around. I recently got to
Virgin retentions who ended up giving me 10MB broadband + landline with 24
hour free landline calls for GBP20/month (price matching Orange and Talk
Talk). Hard to justify VoIP costs here unless you spend a significant
amount on mobile/international and possibly NG.

As it happens I still use VoIP because of the international calls costs, and
I had already made the investment in the equipment. There are also the
"value-added" benefits you can get with VoIP, again dependant on provider
and equipment.



clavox@btinternet.com 03-06-2007 08:21 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 19:10:27 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
<ivor@despammed.invalid> wrote:

>
>
>"Jono" <nothanks@blueyonder.invalid> wrote in message
>news:mn.345b7d73717c0dcc.48968@blueyonder.inval id
>> That Man! formulated the question :
>> > > Change to Orange Broadband.
>> > ---------------------------------------------

>>
>> > Thank you to all that replied, I'll look into that.

>>
>> You'll wish you hadn't

>
>Seconded. Dare I suggest www.sipgate.co.uk ..? (Cue Ron Chew..!)
>
>Ivor
>

No you may not Ivor bout time you recommended a decent provider and
one that is in THIS country not miles away in Europe that provides no
means of contact except by email .

Brian A 03-06-2007 08:27 PM

Re: Which would be the best VOIP for a low user please?
 
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 20:15:31 GMT, "Herman"
<whitehousemadhouse-2005@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>"Brian A" <no_spam_bca1000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:m5fru210g1k6a3tprcetjcti1d0tuecb03@4ax.com.. .
>> IMHO there is a lot to be said for dropping your landline and going
>> for Virgin Media cable broadband - then using voip. GBP18/month + your
>> voip.
>> Remove 'no_spam_' from email address.

>
>I agree, with the right equipment and the right provider, this should
>definitely be considered, although obviously after trialling first...
>
>However, you do also have to consider other deals around. I recently got to
>Virgin retentions who ended up giving me 10MB broadband + landline with 24
>hour free landline calls for GBP20/month (price matching Orange and Talk
>Talk). Hard to justify VoIP costs here unless you spend a significant
>amount on mobile/international and possibly NG.
>
>As it happens I still use VoIP because of the international calls costs, and
>I had already made the investment in the equipment. There are also the
>"value-added" benefits you can get with VoIP, again dependant on provider
>and equipment.
>

Apart from stuff like voicemail, caller display etc. I find the new
facility on Voxalot, to divert calls to voicemail, at certain times
very handy. I think, at sometime, I might find the timed call
forwarding useful too.
Remove 'no_spam_' from email address.


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