Hi everyone, Im new here so i should say gday first.
Im with Go Talk, seems ok but can anyone tell me if Pennytel is better/cheaper?
I currently pay $30 odd a month but i suppose it depends on how many phone calls etc
I've been with mynetfone for ages and never had a drama. Good support too
I've been on $0 upfront MNF for a loooong time, no dramas at all. Upgraded several ATAs over the years from them then got a refurbished THOMSON ST780 which does the lot - wireless internet & VOIP with POST fallback. Cost about $60 on ebay (still available), costs about $20 for the sip hook up + DID as a washing machine person, it gives $20 credit. I just top up - so infrequently I can't remember how long ago I topped up last. Only drawback is call cost to mobiles, but it's still much cheaper. I can phone a mobile (cell) phone in New York for 2.5 c/m but so someone in my kitchen it's 17.5c/m.
It's so cheap and reliable that it's not worth the effort to look for an alternative.
Penny Tel not a bad choice
Altaworx is a good voip service provider.. i am using the services of altaworx from last 6 months... this is really a good ...
VoIP is not allowed in many countries. The administration's permission is very much required to start the VoIP services in the region. To use of Add Ons will not acceptable to the service providers, as the churn will be occupied by Add On services. Hence, it is always desirable to seek for proper authorization to start the service.
A word of warning with VOIP in rural areas, I tried VOIP a couple of years back while using Internode. However, they have no DSLAMS of their own in our local exchange and lease from Telstra, which many providers do in rural areas. The added layer of complexity meant that my VOIP service was more miss than hit. If I managed to make a call, there's a good chance that I needed to call back at least once to make it successful. Receiving calls was even more hit and miss with similar problems. My sister is in the city and their VOIP services is much more reliable. I was aware, at the time, of many and varied potential traps with signalling and voip, can't remember them all now, though.
Its great, with little or no difference noticed by others who I have called between the pennytel service and a normal landline.
Yup i'd also claim that world wide web solutions have improved a little subsequently using the ADSL2+ updates throughout the countryside locations. Were throughout countryside Victoria and possess also been utilizing Pennytel for 2 several years currently.
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You can use magic-jack in Australia if you have enough internet upload speed. You may need to have a friend n the U.S. activate it, I'm not sure. If you want to call someone in US or Canada on a regular basis, have them buy and activate one in the U.S. and send it to you. It will have a U/S. number and there is no overseas charge.
World Dial Point, for me.
Have been with them for years, never had a problem.
Frank gives a personalized service like no other.
So no one uses Skype ?
Ive been using it for 5 or so years and it does what I want.
I use a company called Flowroute, they are wholesale but are located in the US, not sure if that is of any help to you.
I use voip.ms and have found it to be pretty reliable. One of the things I like most is that it is a pay per use. You can put in $20 and don't pay another penny until you've used that money.