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Topic # 14081 13-Jun-2007 21:41
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Hi all..
Looking at getting some kinda VOIP over my wireless connection I have down here in dunedin with WIC..

VFX is $11.25 but can only work with Linksys gear that they have on their side.. so im told by help desk - in Feb

iTalk is $10.00 so its seems.. and they dont say anything about what gear you need. Well mostly about what gear you shouldnt get.

If anyone can give me some heads up on the pros and cons of both that would be great.

Also if there is anything else out their by other NZ ISP i would be keep to hear.

I dnt wana do any .com ... eg skype..



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  Reply # 74584 13-Jun-2007 22:05
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Hi There,

There are many threads on Geekzone which discuss the Pros & Cons of VFX vs iTalk, but the definitive one from late last year is here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=9272

Around the end of October last year, I had had a gutsful of the unreliability of iTalk after using it for around 6 months.  The main problems were:

1)  Incoming calls frequently had no audio in the outgoing direction and sometimes didn't even ring the phone.

2)  Voice Mail usually didn't work.

If you have a look through the thread above, you will see it all discussed in considerable detail.  It was the start of November when I and some others here signed up with VFX and I haven't heard of anyone who decided to go back to iTalk.

VFX is pretty much 100% reliable in my experience.  The few problems that have occurred have usually been sorted out very promptly by Maverick and his team at WorldxChange (WxC).  You will see many examples of that in the WxC forum.

This is a total contrast to Slingshot/iTalk who hardly ever bothered to respond to customer concerns raised in the iTalk Forums.  Have a look on their web site and you will see what I mean.  Most of the postings are from forum spammers.

I hope that helps with your decision.

Cheers,
Grant.

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