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  Reply # 568318 13-Jan-2012 11:33 Send private message

jjnz1: 2Talk has an excellent set features like Remote dial tone, which you can use in conjunction with Vodafone's NZ Best Mate and an Android program like Prefixer.

This will allow you to make a dial plan on your android which specifies that all landline etc calls go through 2talk, making them free. Call quality is still perfect, and not subject to VOIP 3G errors because its a normal GSM call.

As far as I'm aware, no other NZ ITSP offer such services?

Xnet VFX has the same function.  Look under Remote Office in the following document:

http://www.xnet.co.nz/s/cms_page_media/42/Advanced_Feature_set_guide.pdf






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  Reply # 568369 13-Jan-2012 13:20 Send private message

hairy1:
techmeister:
hairy1: As others have said it depends on whether you want on-going support or not. I have been with both VFX and 2talk and at the end of the day it came down to the hardware quality rather than support. I found that all the support in the world didn't fix crap hardware (which was VFX certified by the way).

Getting reliable hardware sorted out more of my issues than on-going support. Once I got 2talk setup I haven't needed their support. I can't recall the last time my 2talk connection went down.

Cheers, Matt.


Couldn't agree more, may I ask what hardware your using ATM??


I started off with a Linksys WRTP54g and went to a Linksys WRP400. I am now on using a Gigaset S685 IP. I reckon the WRTP had a dodgy power supply that used to spike and the same with the WRP. The WRP is still here using the voice section only for my house alarm. I never figured out which part of the WRP was dropping the connection (the router or the voice) but it appeared the voice section was at fault. I now use an ASUS RT-N16 router for the broadband (PPPOE wireless).

Cheers, Matt.


Ha yes, I have 2 WRP400 in my draw never quite managed to get them to work reliable.
They would for no reason start dropping packets which resulted in gaps in the voice.
I gave in the end with them I think they are flawed in design, ata on the wrong side of the nat.

 




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  Reply # 568371 13-Jan-2012 13:22 Send private message

grant_k:
techmeister:
hairy1: As others have said it depends on whether you want on-going support or not. I have been with both VFX and 2talk and at the end of the day it came down to the hardware quality rather than support. I found that all the support in the world didn't fix crap hardware (which was VFX certified by the way).

Getting reliable hardware sorted out more of my issues than on-going support. Once I got 2talk setup I haven't needed their support. I can't recall the last time my 2talk connection went down.

Cheers, Matt.


Couldn't agree more, may I ask what hardware your using ATM? 

I have been using a Linksys WRTP54G for over 4 years, but this week have replaced it with a Cisco SRP521W.  Nothing else has changed, but we noticed a significant improvement in call quality.  With the old Linksys router there were brief dropouts in outgoing voice every so often, lasting only a fraction of a second, but sufficient to cause the person at the other end to ask you to repeat numbers or names that were unfamiliar.

With the Cisco, the call quality is as good as a very good landline in an urban area, even though we are in quite a remote area.

All of the LAN ports on the Linksys had also ceased to function at 100Mbits/sec for some reason, but still worked at 10.  With the Cisco, we are back at full speed, which is nice.  Previously I had thought my PC was to blame, but it turned out to be the Linksys router.


Yes must give the cisco unit a go, Cisco know how to make routers.




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  Reply # 572695 24-Jan-2012 12:35 Send private message

Just have to put a vote in for italk, often overlooked for some reason. Running through my Vodafone router, with an analoge phone attached.

I've had no issues with quality or downtime so haven't had to experience the customer service side of it.

$11 for 500 minutes anywhere suits us, were the 2talk option has loads of local minutes but hardly any national.

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