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Topic # 14503 6-Jul-2007 22:16
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Hi fritasm,

I just read your "I’ve gone VIOP" post. Great news.

its what I have been looking to get done for a while.

 

Do you think the following will  be worth planning for?

 

  1. September naked DSL
  2. DSL-502T router (using now)
  3. Linksys SPA2102
  4. Skype (using now)



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  Reply # 77210 7-Jul-2007 07:49
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eme:

Hi fritasm,

I just read your "I’ve gone VIOP" post. Great news.

its what I have been looking to get done for a while.

 

Do you think the following will  be worth planning for?

 

  1. September naked DSL
  2. DSL-502T router (using now)
  3. Linksys SPA2102
  4. Skype (using now)

Huh..?


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  Reply # 77216 7-Jul-2007 09:14
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willnz: in other words, can I achieve what MF describes in his post using Skype.

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  Reply # 77218 7-Jul-2007 09:21
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Personally, I'd hardly consider Skype to be VoIP (even though technically it is). Skype to me is just an IM application with more emphasis on voice communication, and not something you could actively use for every-day telephony purposes.

I have nothing against Skype directly, I'm just opposed to the idea of trying to sell the service as if it's VoIP. People that have bad experiences with it (such as lag, bad call quality, etc) will be more hesitant to use decent voice services provided over an IP network, and I simply don't like the fact that they used a propietry protocol, and not SIP or H323, etc.

I don't really know what you mean by "could you do what freitasm did with skype" - if you mean could you go and get telstraclear cable and use skype, then, well, yes. If you mean can you use it as a complete telephony replacement, then no, not in my opinion.

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Reply # 77220 7-Jul-2007 09:26
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willnz has a point there. With Skype you can have a phone number in New Zealand (and a lot of other countries), but you can not port your existing number to it.

Also I would consider support a very important piece of the whole thing, and remember, Skype is not established in New Zealand, so any help or disputes would be, well, more difficult.

And then think about Emerency Services. Skype advises on their page that it should not be used for emergency calls, and rightly so.

I do have SKype at home - I have a Dualphone Skype phone plugged directly to my router with a U.S. number, and another account on my laptop for use while I am travelling, but I mainly use it to call home, or when gaming over the Internet - not for my day to day communications.

So, I opted to use Xnet VFX because it is a New Zealand service, excellent support, with a forum on Geekzone where they respond directly to customers, and because they had the option to take my existing phone number and port to their services.





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