VoIP " 1899. com "

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by HL, Apr 6, 2005.

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    HL Guest

    I have great request - whether someone uses :
    - SPA 2000 / 3000 / 841
    - PAP2
    - Grandstreem 486
    from VoIP " 1899. com " ??
    HL, Apr 6, 2005
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    David Floyd Guest

    David Floyd, Apr 6, 2005
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    DZIKU Guest

    did you using linksys pap2? i don't think so.. pap2 doesn't work correctly..
    DZIKU, Apr 6, 2005
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    HL Guest

    David Floydwrote
    In message of Wed, 6 Apr 2005, HL write

    I'd like to ask you a big favour. Can you send me screens from you
    configuration account Voip 1899.com - of course without your logi
    and password
    I have a problem - the person I'm calling can hear me while I cannot
    HL, Apr 12, 2005
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    David Floyd Guest

    I'm not able to do that, but this might help:


    Also you might get a better response from our friends in uk.telecom

    David Floyd, Apr 12, 2005
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    B.M. Wright Guest

    Is this one of those UK dialaround services that requires you
    have a UK landline before they'll give you an account? Two things that
    I noticed right away which are ridiculous:

    1) They are charging a 3p per call "connection fee", even on VOIP
    calls? Seems silly, especially considering the fact that they are
    quoting their incoming termination providers as the reason for raising
    costs. Terminating incoming calls via VOIP is, for all intents and
    purposes, likely to be almost "free" for them.

    2) They are trying to pull the wool over your eyes and quoting
    different rates for USA landlines (.5p/min) and mobiles (3p/min, 6x as
    much!) which in fact calling a mobile in the US cost nothing more. I'd
    be surprised if they have an accurate system to even determine if it's
    a mobile you are calling since there is no fixed (i.e. 07xxx = mobile)
    numbering system for mobiles here. If anyone actually has been billed
    3p/min for calling a "USA mobile" I'd question the charge with them and
    ask to please prove how they determined this was a mobile phone you were
    B.M. Wright, Apr 13, 2005
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    David Floyd Guest

    No they do not charge 3p connection fee for VoIP generated calls. That
    charge is for 1899 calls or calls via their Geographic access number.
    There is 'NO' connection fee for VoIP calls.
    Your looking at the wrong rate table for VoIP calls via 1899. Take a
    look at


    David Floyd, Apr 13, 2005
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    Miguel Cruz Guest

    It's even worse on that page - they are charging INFINITELY more for US
    mobiles vs. landlines.

    United States [FIX] 0.0
    United States [MOB] 3

    As B.M. says, it is a load of crap, since there is no difference in
    their costs. They're just doing it because UK customers are used to pay more
    for calling mobiles.

    In China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, other places where like the USA
    termination fees are the same, they charge the same high rate (3p/min? What
    is this, 1998?) for both fixed and mobile. This differential charging is
    only present on calls to the USA. But frankly, outside of fixed-line calls
    to the UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, and the USA (where is
    Canada on their list?), their rates are so high that it hardly matters - why
    would anyone use them anyway?

    Miguel Cruz, Apr 13, 2005
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    David Floyd Guest

    Can YOU call a US mobile from a UK landline for less than 3p per minute
    (even using VoIP).

    On reflection; yes. There is sipgate.co.uk which charges 1.5p per
    minute - and there are NO monthly charges, so that's all you pay. Do
    you have _no monthly charges_ in the US for a VoIP service?

    David Floyd, Apr 13, 2005
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    Miguel Cruz Guest

    Using VoIP? Sure. The provider I use charges US$0.02 (about 1p) per minute.
    And remember that for purposes of charging and termination, US mobiles and
    US landlines are equivalent. Other than some US mobile cutomers who get free
    calls to other customers of the same mobile provider, nobody in the US pays
    a different rate to call mobiles vs landlines. You can't tell by the number
    which it is, only by looking it up in a database.
    Yup, again the provider I use (gafachi.com) charges for usage only, no other

    Miguel Cruz, Apr 13, 2005
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    David Floyd Guest

    I am already aware of your repeated statement, as are many other people
    in the UK who call the USA
    They (gafachi.com) are a bit mixed up about the types of numbers in the

    a) 3,4,& 5 numbers are not premium and 3 & 4 don't exist.
    b) London numbers are not 207 and 208, but simply 20.
    c) 7 (mobiles) are cheaper using 'call1899'.
    d) 8 numbers are not premium, but special rate and are cheaper in the UK

    Otherwise the site looks interesting.

    David Floyd, Apr 13, 2005
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    B.M. Wright Guest

    I agree on the 08xxx numbers, the fact that most providers can
    not get the billing straight on this is very annoying. Since some
    (0800) are free and others (0845, 0870) are very low rates, then you
    have 0844xx numbers (which vary widely). Most of the providers seem to
    take the lazy route and lump everything (usually even 0800!) into the
    same cost as UK mobile phones, which is ridiculous.

    Just for the record, you asked about calling the US for
    3p/minute with no monthly charges. Easily done through places like
    www.telediscount.co.uk (using 0844 directly dialed at 2p/min) or if you
    want to sign up for some service like www.onetel.co.uk the rates are
    quite cheap there (but, not as good as telediscount, and onetel want you
    to dial from a fixed landline to get these rates).

    Babble.net has 1p/min rates to most places on the pay as you use
    plan. Their soft phone absolutely sucks though so you're going to end
    up using your own device (with no support from them if the configuration
    doesn't work correctly).
    B.M. Wright, Apr 14, 2005
  13. Thus spaketh B.M. Wright:
    Their site does show that they charge 3p/min to a USA mobile, this is
    incorrect they charge the same as if it was to a landline.
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Apr 15, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    As there is no way for them to tell the difference, I'd be surprised if it
    were otherwise ;-)

    Wish we had the US mobile system here, I really resent paying over the top
    to call one. Of course you have to pay for incoming calls but if we had
    the same deals as they get there it wouldn't be a problem. My friends in
    San Francisco pay $40 a month and get about 2000 minutes which they never
    use all of, even taking incoming calls into account.

    Ivor Jones, Apr 16, 2005
  15. Thus spaketh Ivor Jones:
    I'm glad we don't have the USA system.

    I no longer see the point of a contract phone, as I can save loads of money by
    simply using landline/VoIP to landline/VoIP, forget using a mobile except for
    emergencies. Put the mobile on a PAYG and people have the choice whether to
    use a landline and call your landline - usually free - or 2 pence, or pay a
    higher charge a call a mobile. Why should I pay to receive a call, or have to
    go out and spend £20 per month on a contract I don't need just to get a
    certain amount of free incoming calls.

    I only call mobiles as a very last resort, I have better things to spend money
    on instead of mobile call charges whether outgoing or incoming.

    The USA got it wrong with their mobile system, thankfully this is something we
    haven't copied from them.
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Apr 16, 2005
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    Miguel Cruz Guest

    Because you're the one who wanted the convenience of the mobile. I sure as
    heck have no interest in paying extra to call someone because the only way
    they can be contacted is a mobile. It's annoying enough having to deal with
    all the "what? What did you say? Can you repeat that please? Hang on, I'll
    go stand by the window..." without also having to pay a financial penalty.

    Miguel Cruz, Apr 16, 2005
  17. Besides, high costs are really an issue of scarce competition. In Hong
    Kong, with 6 cellular providers for 7 million people and free number
    portability, I'm paying US$7.70 a month for the first 300 minutes, and
    about US$0.0064 per minute for the next 400 (plus US$0.0256 above that).
    Consumers should pressure their governments into opening the telecom
    markets, instead of buying the party line of protecting inefficient
    incumbents through regulation because they provide jobs, install stations
    serving poor old ladies in faraway places, and all the other BS telcos are
    so good at spinning.

    Enzo Michelangeli, Apr 18, 2005
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