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Topic # 5308 18-Oct-2005 12:47
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I've recently been using a service called VOIP Buster www.voipbuster.com

It offers free PC to landline calls to the following countries:

Austria
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

I have been using it to talk with the UK & USA & the quality has been very good. The people I called had no idea I was over the Internet & it sounded just like a regular call. There was a slight delay (no more than 1 second).

Calls to NZ are 1 Euro cent per minute but the quality is patchy & you would be better off using a calling card.

For International calls you can beat free & the quality to the UK & USA was better than I experienced with Skype.

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Reply # 21669 18-Oct-2005 12:55
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Looks good... But what's the catch? How can they provide free landline calls to these countries? Is this advertise based or something similar?





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Reply # 21670 18-Oct-2005 12:57
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Oh, I see... They are limited to a minute only, unless you purchase EUR5 credit, in which case they're unlimited in length.

Interesting...





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 21672 18-Oct-2005 13:20
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I guess the catch is you have to pay to call other counteries not on the free list. Most others are only 1 euro cent per minute. Also USA mobiles are free to call.

I've been using it to talk to Malaysia. I had a delay of about 1 - 1.5 seconds but the actual sound quality was great. The delay was much less to UK & USA.

Also I tried using it for a PC to PC call to the USA & the quality was not a good as calling a USA landline. I don't know why. Skype is much better for PC to PC calls.

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Reply # 21676 18-Oct-2005 13:59
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I don't like that service.... I saw they had free calling for China - brought 1 euro worth of credit and the next day China was a chargeable location.

I guess its just bad luck on my part.




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  Reply # 21678 18-Oct-2005 14:16
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yeah, they could be using the free calls to build up a user base before beginning charging..

I don't know what their strategy is, but they got to make money some how.

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Reply # 21693 19-Oct-2005 01:38
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Do you use it with woosh? i'd be tempted if it does work with Woosh



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  Reply # 21704 19-Oct-2005 08:38
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Yes I am using it with Woosh.



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  Reply # 21734 19-Oct-2005 14:43
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There is a different version of the same software that operated in british pounds rather than Euros and also offers free calls to Australia.

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  Reply # 21737 19-Oct-2005 16:03
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I'm far happier using myfone which is a SIP based provider in oz. For A$ 10c I get untimed local calls to oz using g.729 protocol and the quality is superb - no delays, dropouts or echo. At the end of the day there are not many things in the world that are truely "free". it's whierd to think these days it can be cheaper to call oz from NZ than to make a local call inside on from a Telstra landline!



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  Reply # 21880 21-Oct-2005 17:53
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The same crowd also offer their rates as a generic SIP service with the G.711 codec.

http://www.sipdiscount.com

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