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lruiz06
01-02-08, 05:54 PM
Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?


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RBM
01-02-08, 07:55 PM
I tried Packet8. I couldn't believe they pass that off as telephone service.
It was at best very difficult to understand anyone, and most of the time
completely inaudible. I too now have Optimum voice. It's clearly not as good
as a pots line, but decent enough and cheap enough to deal with.

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> Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
> was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
> but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?
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Don Harvey
01-02-08, 08:37 PM
I am trying out Vocalocity IP PBX - 39.00 a month unlimited. I got 2 lines
and using Linksys SPA942 phones. I got this about 2 months ago pending
moving my office back home. So far the connect quality has been good but
the features I find lacking.

I also have a Vonage business line I have been testing. It has been ok also
and probably a little move flexible since I can use standard phones.

For me I guess it is going to be a learning experience in that I have a PBX
system at my office and even thought it is getting dated still has a lot of
features.

The one thing I miss most with these 2 linksys phones is I do not know if my
wife is on the phone since she has her office on the 2nd floor and my
office is a basement office. With Vonage I can easily use a 2 line or a 4
line phone such as the Panasonic KX-TG2740 and have more features than what
Vocalocity provides.


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> Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
> was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
> but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?
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Jeff Liebermann
01-02-08, 08:45 PM
On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:54:22 -0500, lruiz06
<lruiz06.32l2e3@no-mx.wirelessforums.org> wrote:

>Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
>was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
>but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?

Does this have anything to do with wireless? Probably not, but it's
an interesting question while I'm waiting for Windoze to convert FAT32
into NTFS.

I use Skype and GizmoProject. I don't care much about audio quality.
I don't really want to talk to anyone on the phone. Email works much
better. If I must, I don't want the call to take too long. Strange
noises, distortion, garble, and such are actually desireable as they
automatically limit the call duration.

Unfortunately, both Skype and GizmoProject have been fairly reliable
and good quality, so I've been forced to pre-distort my voice and
mangle the traffic quality. I allocate the absolute minimum bandwidth
possible in my routers for these services using QoS. If that doesn't
trash the audio, I sometimes decide that it's time to run a Windoze,
Java, Mozilla, Linux, or whatever update. That usually generates
enough network traffic to trash the audio. Whatever the method, my
conversations tend to be short and specific, which is something that
never happens on my cell phone or real POTS line. I've asked both
Skype and GizmoProject for a feature request to intentionally add
distortion, garble, and dropouts, but since they're in the business of
selling minutes, such call limiting features are deemed undesireable.

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# 831-336-2558 jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
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RBM
01-02-08, 09:02 PM
Jeff, you're wasting your time with Skype and GP, you need Packet 8. I
promise you won't be disappointed



"Jeff Liebermann" <jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:54:22 -0500, lruiz06
> <lruiz06.32l2e3@no-mx.wirelessforums.org> wrote:
>
>>Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
>>was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
>>but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?
>
> Does this have anything to do with wireless? Probably not, but it's
> an interesting question while I'm waiting for Windoze to convert FAT32
> into NTFS.
>
> I use Skype and GizmoProject. I don't care much about audio quality.
> I don't really want to talk to anyone on the phone. Email works much
> better. If I must, I don't want the call to take too long. Strange
> noises, distortion, garble, and such are actually desireable as they
> automatically limit the call duration.
>
> Unfortunately, both Skype and GizmoProject have been fairly reliable
> and good quality, so I've been forced to pre-distort my voice and
> mangle the traffic quality. I allocate the absolute minimum bandwidth
> possible in my routers for these services using QoS. If that doesn't
> trash the audio, I sometimes decide that it's time to run a Windoze,
> Java, Mozilla, Linux, or whatever update. That usually generates
> enough network traffic to trash the audio. Whatever the method, my
> conversations tend to be short and specific, which is something that
> never happens on my cell phone or real POTS line. I've asked both
> Skype and GizmoProject for a feature request to intentionally add
> distortion, garble, and dropouts, but since they're in the business of
> selling minutes, such call limiting features are deemed undesireable.
>
> --
> # Jeff Liebermann 150 Felker St #D Santa Cruz CA 95060
> # 831-336-2558 jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
> # http://802.11junk.com jeffl@cruzio.com
> # http://www.LearnByDestroying.com AE6KS

riggor
01-03-08, 07:36 PM
"lruiz06" <lruiz06.32l2e3@no-mx.wirelessforums.org> wrote in message
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>
> Ive had sunrocket,vonage,and currently have optimum online. Sunrocket
> was a joke thank God they went bankrupt (not that i wish that on anyone)
> but you know what i mean they sucked! what do you guys think?
>

I have had two phone lines with Vonage for almost 3 years now. There were
some hiccups at the beginning, but once the hw was upgraded -I have never
had a problem since.

Quality is great and I would not change.

NextGen
06-20-08, 11:15 AM
Had bad experiences with Vocalocity. They are not what they claim to be. Even spoken to the EVP and GM, and he was unwilling to resolve any issues. His suggestion was to cancel. They claim to be unlimited but they will push you to their metered plan once you reach a certain number of calls. We cancelled our plan with them. I would not recommend using them.

soviski
08-28-08, 02:34 AM
Hi people, I am looking to get a VOIP service for my landline and wondering what companies are good with VOIP in terms of performance, reliability and value. How much do I normally pay per month with VOIP? I am using Optus landline now and pay 40-60 per month on the Home basic. Which VOIP company is good in Australia? Thank you so much in advance.
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