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Topic # 100845 19-Apr-2012 15:11
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With the current price changes and advancing technology Ive come up with a cunning plan:

Currently have 15GB ADSL and landline

Change this to:

Naked ADSL - 30GB
2talk + sipdroid or similar on my android phone.

Port current landline to 2talk for a one off cost but no other hardware required.  :)

Save $$$ per month and get other benefits like:

Voicemails to email
receive calls to my "home number" whenever Im connected to wifi !!



Can anyone see any holes in this plan or know of something even better???  :)





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  Reply # 612042 19-Apr-2012 17:46
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If you're on a vodafone mobile plan, you get a $30 discount off their naked ADSL plans = 20gig for $55 or $65 for 60gig!  If you sign up for 12months, you get a all in one adsl wireless router which has a built in SIP Client that works with 2talk :) so you can still use an old phone to make calls.

The native android SIP client works quite well in my experience, that and CSipSimple have worked well for me. Not as much success with Sipdroid - maybe because the others are much simpler?

SIP does work over 3G too so you can even make and receive calls using your mobile when you're out an about.

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  Reply # 612071 19-Apr-2012 18:44
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Works for me.

With the GSM codec I don't even bother with wifi most of the time. Some times the 3G coverage is a bit crap and I have trouble with calls, but that's only going to get better.

2Talk mobile minutes are 10c if you buy the $10 bundle, so it's cheap enough to just use call diversion if you're in areas where the 3G coverage is poor.

I use SipDroid. My only issue was the 8150 I started with was a bit slow. The 450p I'm using now is better. I'd still like a faster version and I'd like to try the native client in the latest version of Android.

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  Reply # 612104 19-Apr-2012 19:40
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You would have to pay me to join up with vodafone mobile contract, currently get a cell phone for free so that works well :)

Does 2talk still do credits for referrals? the website says offer to the end of jan 2008! but if thats the case why is it on the website...

new snap plans appear to be way better than others - I never realised how few ISPs actually do NADSL...

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  Reply # 612174 19-Apr-2012 21:56
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If your work cellphone is with vodafone I think that can still qualify. It would be worth checking anyway.

I've just gone through a similar process after trialing 2talk for a couple of months and finally cut the cord completely on Monday. I'm happy with the result and works well. I chose to use an ATA and reterminate the house wiring to it so all the extensions still work. Just as importantly I've got WAF and she bought in.

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  Reply # 621519 8-May-2012 11:05
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Naked Broadband on the new FYX is even slightly better than SNAP! :)

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  Reply # 621536 8-May-2012 11:37
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Bee: Naked Broadband on the new FYX is even slightly better than SNAP! :)


How is that?

FYX naked is $59.34 plus 10GB at $.34 = $62.74 per month

Snap naked with 10GB is $60.

Or am I missing something?

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  Reply # 621537 8-May-2012 11:40
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I was looking at 30GB... 10GB is really not going to get you too far...

Snap = $70
FYX = $69.54


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  Reply # 621547 8-May-2012 11:50
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DonGould:

...I use SipDroid. My only issue was the 8150 I started with was a bit slow. The 450p I'm using now is better. I'd still like a faster version and I'd like to try the native client in the latest version of Android.


what sort of issues do you get when it's a bit slow?  SO and I both have LG P500s, so just wondering if they would handle SipDroid if we did similar to the OP.

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  Reply # 621559 8-May-2012 12:14
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sidefx: what sort of issues do you get when it's a bit slow?  SO and I both have LG P500s, so just wondering if they would handle SipDroid if we did similar to the OP.


The biggest issue seems to be at call connect.  it was ok on the p500 till I started putting more junk on it.

seems like widgets just slow it down quite a bit.  I want one of those new Galxay III with the quad core processor in them... wonder if that would be better?






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  Reply # 621560 8-May-2012 12:15
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sidefx:
DonGould:

...I use SipDroid. My only issue was the 8150 I started with was a bit slow. The 450p I'm using now is better. I'd still like a faster version and I'd like to try the native client in the latest version of Android.


what sort of issues do you get when it's a bit slow?  SO and I both have LG P500s, so just wondering if they would handle SipDroid if we did similar to the OP.


i've used csipsimple on a p500 on and off for ages and found it fine, although it does seem to drain the battery a bit.

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