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# 36269 22-Jun-2009 13:57
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Hi all,

I need an American voip provider.

To be used on my existing ATA device / asterisk / N96 / Baked Bean Cans & String / software sip phone etc.

Want to have a nevada phone number and low cost calling, voice mail etc.

No software only one way skype type systems!, tried a magic jack, but they encrypt their SIP credentials. (1 x Magic Jack for sale)....

Any help appreciated.

Cheers
Mac

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  # 227694 23-Jun-2009 14:10
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inbound or outbound or both?



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  # 227793 23-Jun-2009 21:25
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both. (nevada phone number, inound, low cost calling - outbound.)

Cheers


 
 
 
 


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  # 228670 26-Jun-2009 21:06
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macjones: both. (nevada phone number, inound, low cost calling - outbound.)

Cheers



I use ipcomms.net for two USA toll free numbers they arent too bad one word of recommendtion is to either use livesupport or to phone them about problems email support is pretty sketchy.  What I like is they even phone you up about anything quite a good company!

Their rates are pretty good as well.  If you sign up ask to be put on sip2.ipcomms and not sip.ipcomms latency to NZ is better.  They support IAX2 with registration.

I have not used ipcomms for outbound but they do offer the service.



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  # 233889 10-Jul-2009 21:25
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Ended up trying these guys..... http://www.voip.ms/


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  # 236464 17-Jul-2009 14:54
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rphenix:
macjones: both. (nevada phone number, inound, low cost calling - outbound.)

Cheers



I use ipcomms.net for two USA toll free numbers they arent too bad one word of recommendtion is to either use livesupport or to phone them about problems email support is pretty sketchy.  What I like is they even phone you up about anything quite a good company!

Their rates are pretty good as well.  If you sign up ask to be put on sip2.ipcomms and not sip.ipcomms latency to NZ is better.  They support IAX2 with registration.

I have not used ipcomms for outbound but they do offer the service.


Being a provider based in the US, and us in NZ,

do you find there is lag? (of any kind) or is like a standard cellphone call?

Because i'm still up in arms about whether or not I should go for VoIP or not.





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  # 236525 17-Jul-2009 19:02
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If you go for voip with a nz provider then lag should depend on both your own internet and the providers voice links. If the local provider is setup properly they should be able to give realtime service using dedicated bandwidth (up to the point where data enters our laggy ADSL network) compared to using a VoIP device to make the link to America over normal internet. If you really need to ensure the best quality VoIP, then buy your internet from your VoIP provider to eliminate another handover link.




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  # 236530 17-Jul-2009 19:09
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webwat: If you go for voip with a nz provider then lag should depend on both your own internet and the providers voice links. If the local provider is setup properly they should be able to give realtime service using dedicated bandwidth (up to the point where data enters our laggy ADSL network) compared to using a VoIP device to make the link to America over normal internet. If you really need to ensure the best quality VoIP, then buy your internet from your VoIP provider to eliminate another handover link.


yeah, just as I thought.


Im thinknig about moving to Slingshot (from Orcon+)

And they provide a fre VoIP line if I move to their NBT plan.


So we'll see..





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  # 236573 17-Jul-2009 22:43
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Aaroona:
Being a provider based in the US, and us in NZ,

do you find there is lag? (of any kind) or is like a standard cellphone call?

Because i'm still up in arms about whether or not I should go for VoIP or not.


I wouldnt use a USA provider to have an inbound New Zealand number (the call is beginning in NZ, transferring to the USA server, then transfering back to our NZ server) just for audio in one direction.   However a USA provider providing a USA phone number isnt a problem.  We only use g729 codec for everything external to our LAN and find it handles jitter very well which is more of a problem than latency.  Different USA providers have servers in different locations you can easily find out the ping to their server before you sign up (or ask for a demo account).  My main worry is always international bandwidth but we dont tend to have many calls at once from USA only from NZ/Australia and QoS works well on our firewall.

If you choose an ISP that peers at the APE & WIX then you will find good performance with just about any NZ VOIP Provider.  We primarly use WXC for SIP but do not use them as an IS and have never had bandwidth problems to WXC.

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  # 236576 17-Jul-2009 22:53
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Aaroona:
webwat: If you go for voip with a nz provider then lag should depend on both your own internet and the providers voice links. If the local provider is setup properly they should be able to give realtime service using dedicated bandwidth (up to the point where data enters our laggy ADSL network) compared to using a VoIP device to make the link to America over normal internet. If you really need to ensure the best quality VoIP, then buy your internet from your VoIP provider to eliminate another handover link.


yeah, just as I thought.


Im thinknig about moving to Slingshot (from Orcon+)

And they provide a fre VoIP line if I move to their NBT plan.


So we'll see..


Hmm slingshot... I used them awhile ago for VOIP as a backup they kept changing things without notice that would break the trunk I decided they werent worth the $10 a month for the trunk so dropped them not sure what they are like now?  I wouldnt use Slingshot as an ISP.

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  # 236986 19-Jul-2009 22:06
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I am finding slingshot international bandwidth pretty terrible at moment, would not even try an overseas Voip provider unless I was sure it would work well with my internet.




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  # 237719 21-Jul-2009 23:38
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Aaroona:
webwat: If you go for voip with a nz provider then lag should depend on both your own internet and the providers voice links. If the local provider is setup properly they should be able to give realtime service using dedicated bandwidth (up to the point where data enters our laggy ADSL network) compared to using a VoIP device to make the link to America over normal internet. If you really need to ensure the best quality VoIP, then buy your internet from your VoIP provider to eliminate another handover link.


yeah, just as I thought.


Im thinknig about moving to Slingshot (from Orcon+)

And they provide a fre VoIP line if I move to their NBT plan.


So we'll see..

Slingshot do free voip with NBT? I thought they will charge for it so I didnt select that. I better go and buy a SIP phone...




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