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Topic # 114852 5-Mar-2013 14:52
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I started getting my parents through a wireless provider, but now they can't provide any services to them (Rural Nelson) - Now, they're having to go through Farmside Satellite for internet. The problem is that I have already started porting their number across to 2talk from their old address of which we are needing done ASAP.

How is performance / voice quality over 2talk via Satellite? I'd assume that the latency would be quite shocking, I have already bought him a Linksys ATA, just wondering if it's worth cancelling the port and just getting a landline installed.

 

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  Reply # 775010 5-Mar-2013 14:55
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How is performance / voice quality over 2talk? I'd assume that the latency would be quite shocking, I have already bought him a Linksys ATA, just wondering if it's worth cancelling the port and just getting a landline installed.

I would definitely go for the landline.  We have some friends who tried Farmside's VoIP service and they said it was like using a Radio Telephone where you needed to say "Over" and then wait for the other end to respond.  Latency was indeed shocking, and they quickly ditched it before installing a landline.





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  Reply # 775014 5-Mar-2013 14:59
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Is farmside the only option available? Even a lowly 1mbps SHDSL sevrice is probably similar cost/speed but would be better for VOIP? I think it will work but the jitter factor is important.







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  Reply # 775022 5-Mar-2013 15:03
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Zeon: Is farmside the only option available? Even a lowly 1mbps SHDSL sevrice is probably similar cost/speed but would be better for VOIP? I think it will work but the jitter factor is important.


Sadly I have exhausted all options for getting them any kind of internet through the phoneline apart from Dialup. I've literally tried everything including SHDSL.




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  Reply # 775025 5-Mar-2013 15:21
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Give Farmside a buzz and ask how their performance using voip is.

Their answer might be have your tried Araneo wireless?



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  Reply # 775074 5-Mar-2013 16:21
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jjnz1: Give Farmside a buzz and ask how their performance using voip is.

Their answer might be have your tried Araneo wireless?


I've asked 2 providers who resell Araneo and their answer was no, told you I have literally tried all options ;)




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  Reply # 775273 5-Mar-2013 21:07
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do they have line of sight, to the grampions range (correct me if i have the name wrong) if so, they may be able to get WiMax through Compass

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  Reply # 775292 5-Mar-2013 21:26
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And mobile coverage is completely zero?




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  Reply # 785955 23-Mar-2013 16:19
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Can you see someone that has ADSL? if so a wifi link could be a go? Up to 30km line of site...




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