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# 39567 16-Aug-2009 22:58
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Hi Folks,
I am wanting to switch to a Voip system because I pay $35 a month for something I don't use much.
So I am wondering who I should go with?
I have signed up for the 2talk free service and tried that, it seems to work ok and it has lots of features (but they all do I guess).
I have read a lot about the 2talk service being quite bad, and I found this out myself with the free service not working for the first week until they fixed a problem with my account.
I am in Chch and am on TelstraClear cable so my up speed is good. So what I am looking for is a provider that has a good quality calling when I use it, which isn't very often. I don't care about international rates or mobile rates and they all seem to do 5c national.
They are all a similar price, between $10 to $15, so thats not much of a factor.

Also I have been looking at routers and it looks to me like the best one (price/specs) is the Linksys WRP400, is there any others that I should check out? I don't need ADSL but do need wireless.
Any suggestions or experience would be appreciated.
Thanks
Richard

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  # 247425 17-Aug-2009 00:51
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TheRich:I have read a lot about the 2talk service being quite bad, and I found this out myself with the free service not working for the first week until they fixed a problem with my account.


I've not had any issues, I run my folks off 2Talk and I have a VFX account personally, and we use DVX (the bus version of VFX) at work.

2Talk have a more powerful online portal, but I find I get better call quality on VFX.

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  # 247457 17-Aug-2009 08:12
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Hi there
I have cable In chch and use iTalk from slingshot $10 for 500mins and month and it works great! I have a WRTP54G ( Which I wouldn't recommend by the way) and have had no problems with the service quality from slingshot clear consistant calls etc.
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  # 247792 17-Aug-2009 17:16
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We have 2Talk here and I'd highly recommend it. I like it's openness, you can connect any SIP device.




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  # 247804 17-Aug-2009 17:52
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Yeah I've had a play round with web SIP programs and Windows mobile SIP. Are they available with providers other than 2talk?

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  # 247808 17-Aug-2009 18:07
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TheRich: Yeah I've had a play round with web SIP programs and Windows mobile SIP. Are they available with providers other than 2talk?


VFX and 2Talk are the main two.  Others I've seen are reselling 2Talk's platform.

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  # 248105 18-Aug-2009 12:29
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I use 2talk as my main telephone network provider.

The call quality is good.

There responses to any problems or querries has been timely using email, but it's a pity you cannot contact them using there help desk phone number.

 
 
 
 


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  # 248343 18-Aug-2009 20:50
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Just to echo what you've already heard, 2talks network / setup is great, the quality is good, their panel is excellent, but their helpdesk is slightly lacking unless you're a reseller / wholesale partner...

They also support more codecs / devices than Xnet do :)

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  # 248391 18-Aug-2009 22:14
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Also echoing some of the others, I have had no real issues with 2Talk other than an initial issue which was solved by a forum member. I've called their Help Desk about half a dozen times and never had any issues getting through, I guess like most "service providers" it's a matter of luck.

I find 2Talk call quality consistently high, unlike my other Australian based VOIP provider which is often virtually unusable.

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