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Ivor Jones
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      06-25-2005
Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 12:10:36 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>> But do you get a choice or are you stuck with what they want you to
>> have..?

>
> it depends. Where they supply the hardware its usually easier to get
> support from them esp when they use one device.
>
> Many people want a phone service and don't get a hard on about what
> type of ATA it is.


Well I like full control over my equipment and some ATA's don't provide
that. Also I need physical pairs of wires to connect to my (analogue) PABX
so my requirements are rather specific I suppose.

Ivor


 
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Ivor Jones
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      06-25-2005
John Blessing wrote:

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> vonage.co.uk. Router with 2 tel lines is just 29.95 from Staples. Plugs
> straight into the back of my wireless router, no need to have
> a PC on, and you can use normal telephones. 9.99 per month gives
> you free UK landline calls and you can have a geographic number
> anywhere in the country. For an extra 2.99 per month you can have a
> virtual number in e.g. USA for your American customers to call you
> on. Quality is excellent.


For 9.99 a month it isn't free then is it..?! Inclusive is a better word.

You can get a genuinely free USA number from www.ipkall.com which you can
route to your UK system so why pay 2.99 a month for it..?!

Incidentally the latest issue of PC Pro magazine has an interesting
article on VoIP. Guess which provider they say is the best value..?!

Ivor


 
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Dexter@blueyonder.co.uk
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 15:50:46 +0100, Phil Thompson
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>Many people want a phone service and don't get a hard on about what
>type of ATA it is.

Ha ha well Phil the carry on with Sipgate over the last month or two
is putting me in need of a prescription for the doc for some
Viagra!!!!!! ))))) .
 
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Dexter@blueyonder.co.uk
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 01:24:10 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>It is free if you don't make calls to the PSTN though..! I very rarely do,


So you must route calls to PSTN through your mobile network or some
other provider Ivor has I do the two most used networks in our house
are my mobile nights and weekends and Just dial VOIP during the day.
Having just got a BT line reactivated which will swap to Talk Talk for
calls on Monday this will also give us free calls every weekend also.
>I put 20 on last October and I think it's down to 17 or so now..!


I think we are down to about 13.00 split between the two lines now
Ivor I have been using some during the daytime just lately for calls
to mobiles .
>The
>equipment you'd have to buy whoever you used so that argument isn't valid.


For anyone who is thinking of switching to VOIP mainly intending to
save money I would advise them not to bother and to stick with BT and
use 18866 or switch to TalkTalk and also use 18866 .The eighty quid or
so you have to pay out for a Sipura ATA alone will buy a hell of a lot
of land line calls .
 
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Dexter@blueyonder.co.uk
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 01:34:36 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>Maybe not, but that doesn't mean it won't. History isn't everything.


A leopard never changes its spots Ivor and Sipgate do not seem to be
making any moves to change theirs at the moment ))))).
>Well all I can go by is personal experience and I have had no problems
>recently.

So you do not get the audio on voicemail braking out in German from
time to time then Ivor ? .
>Well if that's your opinion why are you still here reading this..? Go away
>and use whatever you want, I won't lose any sleep worrying about you. I
>doubt Sipgate will either.

Well now Ivor he isn't the only one with the same opinion of Sipgate
amongst people who subscribe to this group Iv or what about all the
others that we do not see here . If we all went away Sipgate would be
on their backsides has far has their UK operation is concerned I am
only still here because there is no monthly charge once they do impose
a charge I shall be away and I shall not be topping up my accounts
once the cash I have in them runs out .
 
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Dexter@blueyonder.co.uk
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:00:58 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>Incidentally the latest issue of PC Pro magazine has an interesting
>article on VoIP. Guess which provider they say is the best value..?!

I wonder how much the Germans paid them to say that Ivor ! .
 
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JuliusP
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      06-25-2005
I'm not sure of that, at least in relation to Gradwell, Voiptalk and
Voipfone.

I've found all three to work well with no apparent problems

 
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Phil Thompson
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:00:58 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>Guess which provider they say is the best value..?!


is it one without a monthly fee that is frequently down, by any
chance?



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Dexter@blueyonder.co.uk
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      06-25-2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 18:53:15 +0100, Phil Thompson
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>On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:00:58 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
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>>Guess which provider they say is the best value..?!

>
>is it one without a monthly fee that is frequently down, by any
>chance?

You really are awake tonight Phil full marks ))))
 
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      06-26-2005
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:01:14 +0100, "T." <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>>It's a currency. You buy things with it. Don't see a problem.
>>In fact, it makes it feel cheaper

>
> For your information buying in euros is more expensive than buying in
> pounds I buy a commodity in Belgium and if I pay in euros I have to
> pay 3.10 euros which works out at 2.05685 in pounds sterling I pay
> 2.00.
> So if I pay in euros I have to pay 123.411 for 60 pay in pounds
> sterling I pay 120.00 for 60 the "problem" is just over 3.40 to be
> precise buying in euros is more expencive than using pounds stirling.


Blah!

30 euros a year for a number through Skype I think is a very good price.
 
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