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Topic # 7044 14-Mar-2006 12:28 Send private message

Hi,
Imternetcalls is in beta and is free - http://www.internetcalls.com/en/index.html - I have been using it to call landlines around the world (and NZ) for the last few days. Yes you can call from PC to landline for free to certain countries including NZ, UK, USA, Australia and much of asia.

Big problem however is the 1 - 2 second lag those on the landline suffer. The only work-around seems to be telling the landline user to take the earpiece away from their ear while they talk. Otherwise quality is usually 6 to 7/10 and you don't have to have credit to call. Never had a call dropped due to time limits yet and have had calls last up to 15 mins to the USA and UK.

Might not be around long but if someone can find a way to solve the lag I'd love to know about it.

Thanks,
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  Reply # 31487 25-Mar-2006 10:30 Send private message

If you want good quality calls then pay for them..:-)

There are plenty of ways to get international calls to major countries for less than 5c NZ per minute using other VoIP providers. I am assuming you are also using a headset as well which can cause major problems unless it is set up correctly.


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  Reply # 31494 25-Mar-2006 11:02 Send private message

This could be handy for some testing...


I remember calling in 1997 using Net2phone over dialup... worked but was horrible,

 

 



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Reply # 31495 25-Mar-2006 11:14 Send private message

Yes, I moved to New Zealand in 1997 and used Net2phone (which was just sold last month). Horrible stuff over dial-up but we even had video!

Stopped using Net2phone in 1998...





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