Cheap Reliable VOIP?

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Just another Dave, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. I currently have a sipgate account, but no credit on it. I am looking at
    moving to another VOIP provider, but it seems a minefield of providers out
    there and which one do I choose? Or would I just be better staying with
    sipgate and sticking some more credit on? I only make local calls and would
    like a 01 local number for local people to call me. I already have this
    with sipgate, but it there better? I currently use a sipura ATA so could
    add a provider for just outgoing calls and keep sipate for incoming.

    Any suggestions would be brill. Thanks
    Just another Dave, Oct 5, 2011
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    Soruk Guest

    I've had excellent results with Localphone, and their UK rate is 0.8p/min
    inc VAT with no connection fee.

    If you sign up through I get a small
    referral bonus - and there's a voucher code there that'll get you an extra 20%
    (effectively, get your VAT back) on your first top-up, bringing the call rate
    to 0.7p/min (and 5p/min to mobiles).

    They charge for incoming call numbers (except iNum) but as you said you can
    keep your Sipgate number for incoming calls and just route outgoing calls
    over Localphone.
    Soruk, Oct 5, 2011
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    Bodincus Guest

    (05/10/11 10:14), Just another Dave:
    Hi Dave,

    I'm afraid the words "cheap", "reliable" and "VoIP" in the same sentence
    do not compute.

    You can have cheap (Betamax clones et al, forget reliability and dig
    yourself deep into kludges) or reliable (but not cheap).

    Sipgate is really your best bet, you can't beat a free DID, decently
    cheap outgoing calls and good - not excellent tho - reliability.

    If you want more incoming numbers for free-nought-nil, pop over to
    No vested interest at all, au contraire... I'm a VoIP provider myself,
    but on the side of "Reliability" and "Quality", so not "cheap".

    Bodincus, Oct 5, 2011
  4. Per Just another Dave:
    Dunno about UK, but in the USA CallCentric has been working a-ok
    for me for something like a year now.
    (PeteCresswell), Oct 5, 2011
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    Bodincus Guest

    (05/10/11 14:16),
    Me too.

    Bodincus, Oct 5, 2011
  6. That's what I was going to post, so that's saved me some typing.

    +1 as they say on social networks.
, Oct 5, 2011
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    tinnews Guest

    But it's not as it doesn't have a space after it.
    tinnews, Oct 7, 2011
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    Dave Guest

    Looks like might be another scam ! - watch out !!
    Dave, Oct 17, 2011
  9. Just another Dave

    News Reader Guest


    Any particular thoughts or concerns?

    Best wishes,

    News Reader
    News Reader, Oct 17, 2011
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    Dave Guest

    Just google localphone+scam and look their facebook page.......
    Dave, Oct 17, 2011
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    Dave Saville Guest

    There is a difference between "localphone" and "local phone" :) Been
    using them for a couple of years now. Customer service does come back
    to you - eventually - and they do try and fix problems. Shame about no
    phone number though.
    Dave Saville, Oct 18, 2011
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    Dave Guest

    I noticed to different name but thought is was the same company. I guess I
    always think SCAM.
    Anyway some of the Facebook posts don't look that good. It's dead easy to
    setup a 'company' to selling/providing SIP etc

    Their office address is shared with some at least 5 other companies as
    well - could be just a mail drop address ??

    Cardwell It Ltd - Website Design And Development
    4, Paradise Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DF

    Mundy Coutts-Wood - Solicitors
    4, Paradise Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DF

    Localphone Ltd - Telecommunication Networks
    4, Paradise Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DF

    Voxbeam Ltd
    4, Paradise Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DF

    Pricelover Ltd
    4, Paradise Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DF
    Dave, Oct 18, 2011
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    Dave Guest

    I Also thought about this, as one of the addresses is a Solicitors, it can
    make it easier to cut and run....
    Dave, Oct 18, 2011
  14. I'd day the opposite - having a firm of solicitors as the registered address
    assures that anyone wishing to serve papers on the company will always have
    them received and signed for and that summonses will not be overlooked.
    Anthony R. Gold, Oct 19, 2011
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    Dave Guest

    Yes easy to serve papers but where are the companies premises, assets,
    servers etc IF they go bust. ?
    For example it's to easy to set up web based company 'selling' virtual
    webspace, SIP products, hosted services on servers located off shore with no
    tangible assets other than a UK registered name with a UK solicitor. I don't
    think it's the case with Localphone but something to bear in mind for the
    Dave, Oct 20, 2011
  16. Why would it matter to a creditor where the assets were so long as he can
    lodge a claim such that it will be treated by the receiver or liquidator.
    If a company does go bust then any unsecured creditors will almost always get
    nothing at all, regardless of whether the company has a known address for
    premises that are within the UK.
    Anthony R. Gold, Oct 20, 2011
  17. Hi.....I use for years.....pretty good and reasonable prices.
    In business since 2002 and reliable as fas as I know.

    Henry Fartknocker III, Nov 11, 2011
  18. Just another Dave


    Jan 30, 2013
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    Cheap Reliable Voip

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
    fonex, Jan 30, 2013
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