VoiP on a Win 98 PC ?

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by FTR, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. FTR

    FTR Guest

    A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?

    Thanks
    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 16, 2006
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  2. FTR

    Even Afwezig Guest

    Op Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, FTR <> schreef:

    >A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?


    SJphone http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html
    --
    Even Afwezig
     
    Even Afwezig, Feb 16, 2006
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    Mac Stevens Guest

    Mac Stevens, Feb 16, 2006
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  4. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Even Afwezig wrote:
    > Op Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, FTR <> schreef:
    >
    >> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?

    >
    > SJphone http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html


    SJlabes says:
    Attention!
    Having SJphone installed is not enough to talk. You have to purchase an
    account with any ITSP like Vonage or start your own service. The direct
    host2host calls work, but you need to know your party's IP-address.

    So, I guess this is somewhat tricky.
    thanks for the hint, never of heard before
    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 17, 2006
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  5. FTR

    Even Afwezig Guest

    Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:50:07 +0100, FTR <> schreef:

    >>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >>> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?

    >>
    >> SJphone http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html

    >
    >SJlabes says:
    >Attention!
    >Having SJphone installed is not enough to talk. You have to purchase an
    >account with any ITSP like Vonage or start your own service. The direct
    >host2host calls work, but you need to know your party's IP-address.
    >
    >So, I guess this is somewhat tricky.
    >thanks for the hint, never of heard before


    Its simple, no need to worry. You could use it with voipuser,
    http://www.voipuser.org/ for free.
    --
    Even Afwezig
     
    Even Afwezig, Feb 17, 2006
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  6. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Even Afwezig wrote:
    > Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:50:07 +0100, FTR <> schreef:
    >
    >>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >>>> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>> SJphone http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html

    >> SJlabes says:
    >> Attention!
    >> Having SJphone installed is not enough to talk. You have to purchase an
    >> account with any ITSP like Vonage or start your own service. The direct
    >> host2host calls work, but you need to know your party's IP-address.
    >>
    >> So, I guess this is somewhat tricky.
    >> thanks for the hint, never of heard before

    >
    > Its simple, no need to worry. You could use it with voipuser,
    > http://www.voipuser.org/ for free.


    Thanks for this precision
    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 17, 2006
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  7. On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 14:12:07 +0100, Even Afwezig
    <> wrote:

    >Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:50:07 +0100, FTR <> schreef:


    >>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >>>> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?


    >>> SJphone http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html


    < snip >

    >You could use it with voipuser,
    >http://www.voipuser.org/ for free.


    Pity the site isn't a bit more helpful. What's it for ? To give people
    in the UK another phone number ?

    Regards, John.
     
    John Fitzsimons, Feb 17, 2006
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  8. FTR

    JP Loken Guest

    På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:

    > A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    > any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Frank


    PicoPhone.
    W95-XP
    http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    It's really good. :)
    I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the registration
    issue.


    --
    JP Loken
    Opera e-mail: http://www.opera.com/mail/
     
    JP Loken, Feb 17, 2006
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  9. FTR

    FTR Guest

    JP Loken wrote:
    > På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >
    >> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Frank

    >
    > PicoPhone.
    > W95-XP
    > http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    > It's really good. :)
    > I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the registration
    > issue.
    >

    Amazing. Thanks.

    Another question: any app for conference calling with win98 ?

    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 17, 2006
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  10. FTR

    JP Loken Guest

    På Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:00:40 +0100, skrev FTR <>:

    > JP Loken wrote:
    >> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>

    <snip>
    >
    > Another question: any app for conference calling with win98 ?
    >
    > Frank


    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but
    "PicoPhone allows multiple concurrent calls..."


    --
    JP Loken
    Opera e-mail: http://www.opera.com/mail/
     
    JP Loken, Feb 17, 2006
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  11. FTR

    Even Afwezig Guest

    Op Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:00:40 +0100, FTR <> schreef:


    >
    >Another question: any app for conference calling with win98 ?


    From the SJphone help: If you want to talk to several respondents
    simultaneously, you need to start a conference. That can be done by
    clicking the Conference button on the SJphone Main panel. Now you may
    talk to several respondents simultaneously. They also will hear you
    and each other.
    --
    Even Afwezig
     
    Even Afwezig, Feb 18, 2006
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  12. FTR

    Even Afwezig Guest

    Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    <> schreef:

    >På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >
    >> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Frank

    >
    >PicoPhone.
    >W95-XP
    >http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >It's really good. :)
    >I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the registration
    >issue.


    Thanks, a new one for me. :)
    --
    Even Afwezig
     
    Even Afwezig, Feb 18, 2006
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  13. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Even Afwezig wrote:
    > Op Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:00:40 +0100, FTR <> schreef:
    >
    >
    >> Another question: any app for conference calling with win98 ?

    >
    > From the SJphone help: If you want to talk to several respondents
    > simultaneously, you need to start a conference. That can be done by
    > clicking the Conference button on the SJphone Main panel. Now you may
    > talk to several respondents simultaneously. They also will hear you
    > and each other.


    Thanks, didn't see that.

    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 18, 2006
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  14. FTR

    Even Afwezig Guest

    Even Afwezig, Feb 18, 2006
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  15. FTR

    Rider Guest

    Even Afwezig wrote:
    > Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    > <> schreef:
    >
    >> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>
    >>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >>> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>> Frank

    >> PicoPhone.
    >> W95-XP
    >> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >> It's really good. :)
    >> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the registration
    >> issue.

    >
    > Thanks, a new one for me. :)


    What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    correct version.

    See: http://www.oldversion.com/

    I am using v1.4.0.84
     
    Rider, Feb 18, 2006
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  16. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Rider wrote:
    > Even Afwezig wrote:
    >> Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    >> <> schreef:
    >>
    >>> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>>
    >>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there
    >>>> is any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>> Frank
    >>> PicoPhone.
    >>> W95-XP
    >>> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >>> It's really good. :)
    >>> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the
    >>> registration issue.

    >>
    >> Thanks, a new one for me. :)

    >
    > What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    > correct version.
    >
    > See: http://www.oldversion.com/
    >
    > I am using v1.4.0.84


    And the different versions collaborate well? We intend to have
    conference calls between PCs with XP, a PC with Win98 and a Mac. Any idea ?

    Frank

    --
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    D.J.) at (Chilly's Vibes/Real Old School Radio/A Smooth Blend Of
    Funk,Disco,R&B,& Motown/From The 60's 70's & 80's) using Screamer Radio
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    FTR, Feb 18, 2006
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  17. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Rider wrote:
    > Even Afwezig wrote:
    >> Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    >> <> schreef:
    >>
    >>> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>>
    >>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there
    >>>> is any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>> Frank
    >>> PicoPhone.
    >>> W95-XP
    >>> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >>> It's really good. :)
    >>> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the
    >>> registration issue.

    >>
    >> Thanks, a new one for me. :)

    >
    > What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    > correct version.
    >
    > See: http://www.oldversion.com/
    >
    > I am using v1.4.0.84


    The Skype FAQ says:
    > Can I use Skype with Windows 98 or Windows ME?
    >
    > Because it hasn't been fully tested, we have not yet certified Skype for use with these operating systems. Skype may work with Windows 98 (Win98)or ME but we cannot yet guarantee compatibility. Some WinME/9x video (and possibly others) drivers tend to use 100% of processor for their needs for relatively long periods of time. This can cause the audio quality to degrade significantly. In addition, WinME/9x does not offer full unicode support, which means that some things may not display properly.


    Did you have any of the difficulties mentioned?

    Frank
     
    FTR, Feb 18, 2006
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  18. FTR

    Rider Guest

    FTR wrote:
    > Rider wrote:
    >> Even Afwezig wrote:
    >>> Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    >>> <> schreef:
    >>>
    >>>> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>>>
    >>>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there
    >>>>> is any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks
    >>>>> Frank
    >>>> PicoPhone.
    >>>> W95-XP
    >>>> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >>>> It's really good. :)
    >>>> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the
    >>>> registration issue.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, a new one for me. :)

    >>
    >> What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    >> correct version.
    >>
    >> See: http://www.oldversion.com/
    >>
    >> I am using v1.4.0.84

    >
    > And the different versions collaborate well? We intend to have
    > conference calls between PCs with XP, a PC with Win98 and a Mac. Any idea ?
    >
    > Frank
    >

    Can't see why not. Conferencing is a function of the network service.
    (The PC is just the client software.)

    It's free to download and install. Why not try it out? Install one to
    win98, another to an XP machine, another to a MAC (humm, des it work on
    MAC?) Then try it out. Post back here if you do.
     
    Rider, Feb 18, 2006
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  19. FTR

    FTR Guest

    Rider wrote:
    > FTR wrote:
    >> Rider wrote:
    >>> Even Afwezig wrote:
    >>>> Op Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:03:23 +0100, "JP Loken"
    >>>> <> schreef:
    >>>>
    >>>>> På Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:46:16 +0100, skrev FTR <>:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether
    >>>>>> there is any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks
    >>>>>> Frank
    >>>>> PicoPhone.
    >>>>> W95-XP
    >>>>> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >>>>> It's really good. :)
    >>>>> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the
    >>>>> registration issue.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks, a new one for me. :)
    >>>
    >>> What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    >>> correct version.
    >>>
    >>> See: http://www.oldversion.com/
    >>>
    >>> I am using v1.4.0.84

    >>
    >> And the different versions collaborate well? We intend to have
    >> conference calls between PCs with XP, a PC with Win98 and a Mac. Any
    >> idea ?
    >>
    >> Frank
    >>

    > Can't see why not. Conferencing is a function of the network service.
    > (The PC is just the client software.)
    >
    > It's free to download and install. Why not try it out? Install one to
    > win98, another to an XP machine, another to a MAC (humm, des it work on
    > MAC?) Then try it out. Post back here if you do.
    >

    I have to convince my colleagues in 3 different countries. This will
    take a little time. We'll see.

    Frank

    --
    /me is listening to (Artist - Back In The Days-60's 70's & 80's-Live
    D.J.) at (Chilly's Vibes/Real Old School Radio/A Smooth Blend Of
    Funk,Disco,R&B,& Motown/From The 60's 70's & 80's) using Screamer Radio
    v0.3.7

    <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=0&t=61"><img
    border="0" alt="Get Firefox!" title="Get Firefox!"
    src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/110x32/trust.gif"/></a>
     
    FTR, Feb 18, 2006
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    Even Afwezig Guest

    Op Sat, 18 Feb 2006 12:13:00 +0000, Rider <rider@do_not_reply>
    schreef:

    >>>> A friend of mine uses a Win98 PC and I'd like to know whether there is
    >>>> any free VoIP app that also runs under Win 98 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>> Frank
    >>> PicoPhone.
    >>> W95-XP
    >>> http://www.vitez.it/picophone/index.html
    >>> It's really good. :)
    >>> I've read some reviews from users who didn't quite get the registration
    >>> issue.

    >>
    >> Thanks, a new one for me. :)

    >
    >What's wrong with Skype? It does work with win98 -- if you get the
    >correct version.


    With voipuser.org i can phone for free to normal landlines, sky is not
    free, you have buy credits.....
    --
    Even Afwezig
     
    Even Afwezig, Feb 18, 2006
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