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Old August 25th 06, 02:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default voip software?

Hi I'm complete;y new to voip, and now I'm lookng for the best free
software - any suggestions?
cheers
DW

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Old August 25th 06, 03:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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"dwdw1" wrote in message
ups.com
Hi I'm complete;y new to voip, and now I'm lookng for the
best free software - any suggestions?
cheers
DW


It depends on your provider, but X-Lite (www.xten.com) is a good start.

A better option though IMHO is an ATA and an ordinary phone, rather than
having to have a computer running.

Ivor


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Old August 25th 06, 03:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Ivor Jones wrote:
"dwdw1" wrote in message
ups.com
Hi I'm complete;y new to voip, and now I'm lookng for the
best free software - any suggestions?
cheers
DW


It depends on your provider, but X-Lite (www.xten.com) is a good start.

A better option though IMHO is an ATA and an ordinary phone, rather than
having to have a computer running.

Ivor


Yes, agreed. My first contact with voip was using a softphone and a
headphone/mic combination. I was quite amazed. However, within a week I
had ordered a SIP phone. With hindsight I'd have gone for an ATA as
Ivor suggests. Of course, if you don't already have a router to plug it
into, this could cost a bit more. In that case you might consider a
voip capable router.

ATA = analogue telephone adaptor

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Old August 25th 06, 04:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default voip software?

Many thanks I've never heard of the ata before . I'll have to look into
that. Any ideas where i can get some information?
cheers
DW
paul123 wrote:
Ivor Jones wrote:
"dwdw1" wrote in message
ups.com
Hi I'm complete;y new to voip, and now I'm lookng for the
best free software - any suggestions?
cheers
DW


It depends on your provider, but X-Lite (www.xten.com) is a good start.

A better option though IMHO is an ATA and an ordinary phone, rather than
having to have a computer running.

Ivor


Yes, agreed. My first contact with voip was using a softphone and a
headphone/mic combination. I was quite amazed. However, within a week I
had ordered a SIP phone. With hindsight I'd have gone for an ATA as
Ivor suggests. Of course, if you don't already have a router to plug it
into, this could cost a bit more. In that case you might consider a
voip capable router.

ATA = analogue telephone adaptor


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Old August 25th 06, 05:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default voip software?

Just thought, any suggestions on 'best' sip provider?
dwdw1 wrote:
Many thanks I've never heard of the ata before . I'll have to look into
that. Any ideas where i can get some information?
cheers
DW
paul123 wrote:
Ivor Jones wrote:
"dwdw1" wrote in message
ups.com
Hi I'm complete;y new to voip, and now I'm lookng for the
best free software - any suggestions?
cheers
DW

It depends on your provider, but X-Lite (www.xten.com) is a good start.

A better option though IMHO is an ATA and an ordinary phone, rather than
having to have a computer running.

Ivor


Yes, agreed. My first contact with voip was using a softphone and a
headphone/mic combination. I was quite amazed. However, within a week I
had ordered a SIP phone. With hindsight I'd have gone for an ATA as
Ivor suggests. Of course, if you don't already have a router to plug it
into, this could cost a bit more. In that case you might consider a
voip capable router.

ATA = analogue telephone adaptor


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Old August 25th 06, 05:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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dwdw1 expressed precisely :
Just thought, any suggestions on 'best' sip provider?


Best, cheapest?

Best, most reliable?

Best, most features?


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Old August 25th 06, 06:16 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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'best' in any of those ways, hence the use of speechmarks around the
word 'best' to imply that this would have different meanings to
different people. So if you have any suggestions in terms of features
price or reliablity, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise a group specialising
in semantics would be worth looking at.
Jono wrote:
dwdw1 expressed precisely :
Just thought, any suggestions on 'best' sip provider?


Best, cheapest?

Best, most reliable?

Best, most features?


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Old August 25th 06, 06:24 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default voip software?

dwdw1 has brought this to us :
'best' in any of those ways, hence the use of speechmarks around the
word 'best' to imply that this would have different meanings to
different people. So if you have any suggestions in terms of features
price or reliablity, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise a group specialising
in semantics would be worth looking at.
Jono wrote:
dwdw1 expressed precisely :
Just thought, any suggestions on 'best' sip provider?


Best, cheapest?

Best, most reliable?

Best, most features?


Probably gradwell or voipfone(?) are quite highly thought of, though I
have no experience. Both can import a BT number.

Sipgate - cheap as chips - incoming number free - outgoing PAYG - been
known to have occasional reliability issues - online support only

voip.co.uk - very good landline call packages - free incoming number
like Sipgate but they need 10 credit to open your account - never had
any reliability issues - occasional billing probs which do get resolved
- telephone support available.

Then there's the plethora of Betamax franchises - voipstunt,
sipdiscount, internetcalls, voipcheap (.com & .co.uk) - multitude of
tariffs, prices can change at any time - not issuing incoming numbers
at the moment


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Old August 25th 06, 06:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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On 25 Aug 2006 08:43:01 -0700, "dwdw1" wrote:

Many thanks I've never heard of the ata before . I'll have to look into
that. Any ideas where i can get some information?
cheers

Sipura/linksys SPA-3000 if you want to run in conjunction with an
existing landline AND if you want something that is very configurable.
Also consider Fritzbox.

Linksys PAP2 if you want 2 independent lines (no landline)
Sipura/Linksys SPA-1001 if you want 2 lines into a single set of
handsets (again no landline).

Some ATAs can interface between a modem and computer if you don't have
a router. If you are about to buy a router look for one with 'QoS' or
equivalent.

Checkout manufacturers' web sites.
Suppliers - can Froogle but broadbandstuff.co.uk seems to be
competitive.

Remove 'no_spam_' from email address.
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Old August 26th 06, 02:15 AM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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"dwdw1" wrote in message
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'best' in any of those ways, hence the use of speechmarks
around the word 'best' to imply that this would have
different meanings to different people. So if you have
any suggestions in terms of features price or reliablity,
I'd appreciate it. Otherwise a group specialising in
semantics would be worth looking at.


It all depends on your usage requirements. If you can give more info on
what you want, we may be able to advise further.

BTW could I ask that you don't top post in this group..? The convention
here is bottom posting.

Thanks,

Ivor


 




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