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Topic # 26205 15-Sep-2008 17:15
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Hi Guys! I would like to know what is the best VoIP software app available on the internet; it should be based from its features; light to install/uninstall and doesn't annoy you during startup process of the system.

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  Reply # 164588 15-Sep-2008 19:02
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Not sure which is the "best" but I think the Trixbox solution is the most flexible and easy to get going. Search around here for the setup document that Tony Hughes created and it will get you up and running in pretty short order (also check out and review that. There's heaps of support for Asterix/Trixbox so its a good choice.

Cheers Mike 

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  Reply # 164592 15-Sep-2008 19:14
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App to do what exactly? A PBX application or a softphone?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 164596 15-Sep-2008 19:21
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oh my bad guys... I just want the best VoIP software app for basic use only, using a computer's broadband connection to talk to people from other parts on the world...

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  Reply # 164611 15-Sep-2008 20:25
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oh my bad guys... I just want the best VoIP software app for basic use only, using a computer's broadband connection to talk to people from other parts on the world...

To talk to who? What software are they using?

Xten Lite is simply awesome, but useless if you don't have a SIP account, and your contacts are using MSN.

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  Reply # 164875 16-Sep-2008 17:10
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If you are not wanting to make phonecalls on this APP then there are a few basic apps you might like to look at. There is MSN messenger or skype or one that I used to use a few years ago too that wasnt bad and that was Paltalk. I noticed yesterday that this app is still around. Or there is AOL or ICQ. Just to name a few

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  Reply # 164949 16-Sep-2008 22:00
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Skype is the easiest low-pain option really, although your milage may vary on quality of the calls.

If you want to go to a 'better' service most VoIP providers have a softphone download option when you sign up for an account.

The biggest factor in call quality with softphones is the quality of the headset/handset, you use.  Get a decent USB headset or USB phone handset and it'll give you fairly serviceable results with most softphones coupled with a SIP account with a provider...

(Asusming you have OK broadband, and don't expect to be able to talk when using bittorrent that is!)

Cheers, Me.

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