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Topic # 114876 6-Mar-2013 07:35
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 Hi there my current ISP is Orcon using the Genius device for calling and data.

 I want to move to Vodafone's Naked Broadband plan using my SPA 2102 with 2Talk as my VOIP provider.

Question is am i going to run into any problems using Vodafone's service for VOIP? I have heard rumors that they don't endorse VOIP on a vodafone plan though this may be just scare tactics. 

Any feedback would be welcome

Thanks
Mark

 
 

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  Reply # 775398 6-Mar-2013 07:43
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Hi, I am contemplating a similar move to take advantage of the $30 discount against my mobile account. The rep I spoke to was supportive of my 2talk intentions, and from a technical point of view I cannot for see any issues.

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  Reply # 775407 6-Mar-2013 08:05
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There will be no issue what so ever moving to 2Talk on a Vodafone connection. Our test ADSL connection at work is Vodafone and primarily we work on VoIP stuff.

That's quite a nice saving!

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  Reply # 775410 6-Mar-2013 08:10
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Should work fine and all it is around VOIP if you have issues we can't provide any official support as its a best effort service

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  Reply # 775412 6-Mar-2013 08:12
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johnr: Should work fine and all it is around VOIP if you have issues we can't provide any official support as its a best effort service


Absolutely.

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  Reply # 775451 6-Mar-2013 09:14
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It will work really well. You can even use the built in ata in the vodafone router .. but I found that to be not as good as an ata so I use an ata.

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  Reply # 775488 6-Mar-2013 09:39
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I run 2Talk + Vodafone NDSL at home, at the cafe, at my parents and my partner's parents.

I think it works really well ;)

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  Reply # 775675 6-Mar-2013 14:01
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I've been naked with Vodafone and 2talk since August 2011 and couldn't be happier!

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  Reply # 775682 6-Mar-2013 14:27
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Hi

I  like the 2Talk Cellphone App especially when using Councils free wifi in Wellington city

Not that I think the Council should provide free wi fi



Have looked at Telstra / Vodafone naked DSL closer , but with the triple service discount - am only saving under $20 per month. Nevertheless have bought Tp Link WR1043ND and will flash with Gargoyle to go VOIP next month.

FYI using gargoyle to restrict kids internet data cap per month


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  Reply # 775694 6-Mar-2013 14:44
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same here. Naked on Vodafone with 2 talk. Works brilliantly. No issues. It had been more reliable than the in laws POTS lately...




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  Reply # 775695 6-Mar-2013 14:44
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I too have been on this nice little combo for over a year now.
Neither company supports it but geekzone will!
Some older discussions have the info needed for configuring the vodafone router for 2talk. (don't be led astray by the irish firmware flashing though, that was a red herring for me).

You just need the sky and voda mobile pre requisites for it to be the best deal around by along way

I reckon I get my 50gb internet for $40 after counting off the mysky discount (yes I would have mysky anyway). Plus $11.50 for 2talk landline and enough minutes to most locations in the world (previously used to top up skype for this). $51.50 is better than all companies' offerings that I can see.

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  Reply # 775913 6-Mar-2013 21:26
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OK, I'm sold! Also on vodafone naked and just signed up to 2Talk on the recommendation of you good folks.

Next thing to do... port my old VOIP local number from iTalk (which nearly put me off VOIP forever).

Wish me luck for a smooth transition.... :-)

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  Reply # 775929 6-Mar-2013 21:40
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Oh, just one thing...

Can any of you kind folks give me any ideas of how much would be considered a reasonable amount of monthly bandwith to be consumed by a VOIP service?

Back in the day when I used to be with Slingshot on a 15GB/mth nDSL plan I could swear that sodding thing was eating well over half my monthly bandwidth, although I never found a suitable method to measure that consumption and it was only a subjective estimate based upon my known monthly download data subtracted from my 15GB allowance at the time when my data block ran out.

I was at the time running my VOIP thru a DSL/Router which had a couple of built in ATA ports - can't recall the model right now but I should be able to hunt it down if it becomes relevant to the conversation - I do recall however that I didn't used to make a lot of phone calls thru the VOIP service at that time - only 5 or 10 per week on average.

I admit that I didn't do my homework very well at the time... but then that was prior to my discovery of the ginormous amount of IT info that is the Geekzone Community hehe :)

Cheers!

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  Reply # 775950 6-Mar-2013 22:17
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Depends on the audio codec
Using G711 (Ulaw or Alaw) your looking at 64Kbps (56.2MB per hour, 28.1 upload and 28.1 download)
if your using G729 it drops to 8Kbps (7MB per hour, 3.5 upload and 3.5 download)




Hmmmm


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  Reply # 775980 6-Mar-2013 23:17
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cisconz: Depends on the audio codec
Using G711 (Ulaw or Alaw) your looking at 64Kbps (56.2MB per hour, 28.1 upload and 28.1 download)
if your using G729 it drops to 8Kbps (7MB per hour, 3.5 upload and 3.5 download)

Cheers for the specs, I'll put my calculator to good use later and do the math on that...

Am I correct in assuming that data is only consumed when the phone is in active talk mode? And not like your regular household appliances that consume a small amount of energy (well, in this case it would be data) when in standby mode?

And also... are these codecs hardcoded in the VOIP devices or optional? Generally speaking I mean?

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  Reply # 776144 7-Mar-2013 12:12
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It will send a heartbeat every so often, but your talking maybe 10 MB per month




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