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Topic # 64497 16-Jul-2010 15:36
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hi there,

I'm using Skype Subscription for my own biz for two years, it includes skype in/out, call transfer, call waiting, voice mail etc...

it's so far so good, but i had look this forum here, there are not many people are using skype, it seems most of you are using local VOIP provider.

could someone let me know, what's the major different and how to compare them. 

Cheers,

Alvin 

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  Reply # 352395 16-Jul-2010 17:21
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Are you wanting a true PSTN replacement? Skype doesn't offer such things as 111 services which are essential if the solution is going to be used as a primary landline replacement.

I've heard whispers that providers like Skype (and some other VoIP providers) could find themselves in a whole lot of trouble in the not too distant future if they're not willing to abide by NAD regulations and offer emergency calling as part of the Govt crackdown on the 111 service.

Skype also doesn't allow number porting and doesn't own their number range - they are getting them from Symbio in Sydney.



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  Reply # 352424 16-Jul-2010 19:08
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thanks mate, but from features side. which one is better? Cheers,

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  Reply # 352492 16-Jul-2010 21:57
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It depends what you define as a "feature". I'd say that most NZ based VoIP providers offer significantly more functionality than Skype. Some offer features such as G.722 calling and SIP video calling that Skye don't offer. Some such as 2talk also offer cheaper calling prices than than what Skype can offer.



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  Reply # 352747 17-Jul-2010 17:34
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r u sure about that 2talk is cheaper than Skype?

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  Reply # 352768 17-Jul-2010 18:24
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Skype are useless at answering their support, since you cant take your number off them since they dont do porting, do you really want to have all your customers using a number that you cant really count on having for good?

Whats gonna happen if skype up their prices, make it suck even more, or just decide to shut up in NZ. You are screwed and people will be calling a number that goes nowhere and you are up for new business cards and calling your clients to give a new number.




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  Reply # 352774 17-Jul-2010 18:42
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WHen I have used skypeout I have always found the call quality to be remarkably average. I use World Exchange and am very happy with the quality, the features and the cost $12 for the equivelent $35 from telecom :)



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  Reply # 353261 19-Jul-2010 10:16
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what about callplus? any good?

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  Reply # 353485 19-Jul-2010 16:37
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I have both 2talk and italk here and the work fine, but I am with slingshot for my ISP so its not really a fair comparison if you are going to use it on another ISP where there may be more issues.




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  Reply # 360763 31-Jul-2010 19:28
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I use 2talk VOIP an have doe for over two years with good call quality an service.

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  Reply # 360769 31-Jul-2010 19:43
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I use italk with an ATA and regular telephone attached - get quality to match regular pots line with significantly more features and pretty cheap calling rates.
Cost me $9.99 per month and comes with 500 free minutes. 5cents per minute to most destinations I would consider calling once the free minutes used up.

Haven't used skype out for a number of years now. last time I checked the quality wasn't that great and I hear that it hasn't really improved.

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  Reply # 368943 17-Aug-2010 22:05
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Hi. Instead of starting a new topic, I thought id post here.

I have recently started using 2talk and have used 30-40 dollars lately. I make alot of overseas calls, and have found the line quality to be terrible. I was on Telecom's broadband when I joined, and have since moved to Vodafone, and the call quality is the same, So i am sure its not a broadband issue.

I have a PAP2T device, and have followed their set up guide on the website and hooked a phone up. I have made many complaints to 2talk via their ticket system and they said they have made it as best as it can possibly be on their end. The latest reply was:

"We have routed this call out a reliable PSTN interconnect here in NZ so the
quality  should be as good as it can be.  Please reopen the ticket if you
still have problems."

Since then, I have tried making calls and sadly, the other person kept saying hello, unable to hear a word I was saying. Any one can shed some light? Or is there a better provider?

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  Reply # 368948 17-Aug-2010 22:15
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Hi, I've used 2talk as my VOIP Provider for a few years now. Great quality service. You may want to check the latency on your broadband line also.

I use a quality Snom 360 desk phone an it's excellent plus weephone on my iPhone for VOIP also

It may be your broadband provide not 2talk

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  Reply # 368951 17-Aug-2010 22:20
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msian: Hi. Instead of starting a new topic, I thought id post here.

I have recently started using 2talk and have used 30-40 dollars lately. I make alot of overseas calls, and have found the line quality to be terrible. I was on Telecom's broadband when I joined, and have since moved to Vodafone, and the call quality is the same, So i am sure its not a broadband issue.

I have a PAP2T device, and have followed their set up guide on the website and hooked a phone up. I have made many complaints to 2talk via their ticket system and they said they have made it as best as it can possibly be on their end. The latest reply was:

"We have routed this call out a reliable PSTN interconnect here in NZ so the
quality  should be as good as it can be.  Please reopen the ticket if you
still have problems."

Since then, I have tried making calls and sadly, the other person kept saying hello, unable to hear a word I was saying. Any one can shed some light? Or is there a better provider?


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