Have been looking at this site http://voipusers.org.nz/wiki/NZ_VoIP_Providers and there seems to be a variety.
Just would like to know which are highly regarded
Yep - Italk and VFX are the biggest players really.
If you are dead set on a softphone then have a look at www.SpeedNet.co.nz - they are fine using the X-Lite free softphone. I also know that they will be willing to provide a free ddi line for the first month for a trail - you just pay for your calls that month. If it all works out and you keep you're billing up to around $25, the ddi will be free - Not sure what you volumes will be but it might be an option for you.
Cheers and good luck
I understand what you are saying, we (voipgear) are affiliated with SpeedNet. I have the links in my Signature - but i understand i need 10 posts for that to be shown.
I did not want to do blatant advertising, but the softphone works fine and i wanted to point that out.
In regards to astina6 being undecided, i thought mentioning a trail for a month could help potentially in decision making moving forward
If my signature was showing everyone would see where i work / are associated with. Again, I pointed that Italk and VFX are the big boys. I also stated that speednet supports a softphone as a few posts suggested that VFX does not and italk had some hacking issues. I personally do not recommend 2talk as their service are non existent.
I am sure Astina6 can make up their own mind on what provider to use, and i was throwing another option into the pot.
If i was really trying to hide anything my username will not be VoIPGear, but something totally irrelevant so i can try and mislead everyone.
hads: To the original poster, I'd also recommend 2Talk.