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Any software better than Skype?

Discussion in 'General Tech & Gadget Forums' started by chrisav, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. chrisav

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to VoIP and I bought a SkypeOUT calling card and the voice quality is a disaster, get disconnected every 20 seconds.

    Can someone recommend a reliable and cheap software-based voip service? I don't think I'm ready for those hardphone companies. Thanks
     
  2. jjston

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    I believe its depend on which country you'd like to call
     
  3. kongkong

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    where are you? you need long distance calls?
     
  4. canetmouse

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    I am finding too,I tried voipbuster for serveral days, the price is very cheap, but quality is so so. The most pity is I need a phone number both in US and Canada!
    Who knows Canada or US providers?
     
  5. chrisav

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    I was calling US and China, but Skype didn't perform as they usually do on the computers. I bought a 10 euro card and I guess I will have to throw it away, any suggestions?
     
  6. kongkong

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    http://www.vbuzzer.com

    1 cent per minute

    USA
    Canada
    China Mainland
    Hong Kong
    Taiwan
    Australia
    Austria
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Ireland
    Italy
    Netherland
    Norway
    Singapore
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    United Kingdom
    Belgium

    I ever used their Toronto calls, quality is good. Not sure if long distance quality is also good.
     
  7. canetmouse

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    Good, good, The price is amazing: $2.49/mo for unlimited local calls!!! plus 30 days free trial. Thanks a lot, have already signed up.
    It seems they have regular phone numbers available, but I cann't find anywhere to apply one? :-( Help please!!
     
  8. wysxs

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    just got one regular phone number !!!
    After active my account, go to "My profile" on vbuzzer website, click "Apply for a Phone Number", choose "Be buzzed with a phone number". when you login vbuzzer, it will pop a window to display "you get phone number". it's 30 days trial.
     
  9. poldoc

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    :thumbsup: I got the number finally, thanks wysxs! It works so sweet, call in and out! Have you tried to call other countries?
    I am thinking about if I should buy a plan after trial, since it's very cheap($2.49 Unlimited local, $5.49 Unlimited Canada, $7.99 US and Canada). Is it worthy buying? Any suggestion?
     
  11. chhx

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    I have the same question, can I have a chance to test the long distance voice quality of vbuzzer, like 5 minutes free LD call?
     
  12. poldoc

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    My wife is on holiday in my log home deep in the Canadian wilderness, I called her last night........clear as a bell very old telephone lines...bur they did the job.A big thumbs up
    Mike
     
  13. canetmouse

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    I tried vbuzzer, it seems can call 1~2 minutes to US. After that can only call canda for free. The quality is really good.
    :smashin:
     
  14. chhx

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    You are right. I made a call to US about 2 minutes, the quality is acceptable.
     
  15. dapex

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    Poldoc, do you get a number with voipcheap. I am new to all this but have read that on many services they give you a phone number that other people use to ring you on, and you can answer this number by being logged on anywhere in the world?

    Cheers
     
  16. kitaroonline

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    A new service at http://www.callpacket.com
    they offer 100 free minutes to US+Canada plus a free number in US (so people can call you as if you had a real phone in US). No credit card needed for FREE plan. It's worth a try.
     
  17. Dr Diversity

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    Yep, you sounded really clear :devil: :)
     
  18. mentaliss

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    Hi fellow forum surfers

    I use Skype and Skypelin (calls to landline phones) and yes a pig to set up but once your in it works fine ,Ive found the best way to use the system is with ear phones with integral mike I use Sennheiser, yes, expensive but quality is excellent.
     

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