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Time to Get Serious (lol):: Global Best Unlimited VoIP Packages / Providers - Raketu and Startel.pt - Users, Experiences, etc.



 
 
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Old May 21st 07, 04:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default Time to Get Serious (lol):: Global Best Unlimited VoIP Packages / Providers - Raketu and Startel.pt - Users, Experiences, etc.


Hi,

Time to Get Serious (lol):: Global Best Unlimited VoIP Packages /
Providers - Raketu and Startel.pt - Users, Experiences, etc. // Raketu.com
and Startel.pt VoIP Services / Service Providers


As what appear to be the two current leading VoIP unlimited providers, I
would dearly appreciate and love to get some input and feedback concerning
either of these providers.

It seems to be very difficult to get reliable information concerning these
providers (admittedly Raketu presently seems to be tied to their own rather
behemoth oriented and perhaps somewhat [I am reluctant to say and feel bad
saying it but still] wagoness software).

Both purport unlimited calling to countless international destinations
provided satisfaction of a top-up / adding of credit qualification is met
(Raketu significantly more leniently and more convincingly as well as in
respect of their service more generally).

All input warmly welcomed / greatly / very much appreciated .


Best wishes,



News Reader


P.s. Globe7 were doing an unlimited package to approximately 30 destinations
for $4.99 per month (which could be used with some ingenuity via SIP
equipment), however they seem to have stopped doing this and are now
focusing on bundling this service with their hardware. And whilst it may be
fair to argue that getting a good service at a good price is worth some
hurdle jumping - any company that includes browser, etc., ad / spyware in
their main program is not to be overly respected..!! ??

P.s. To clarify on the suggested offer details (this is to approximately
best of my recollection - please advise corrections, etc.):

Raketu:
---

Add Credit Amount: $10
Credit Expires: No (as long as account used once in six months - even a free
call counts)
Destination Change Flakiness?: No (seems stable and like company, offer and
operation are from a stable environment)
Maximum Call / Calls Limits: None Evident nor Expected
Uptime: Website, control panel, etc. seems very good (seem to have a proper
permanent support team, proper investors, etc.)

Startel.Pt
---

Add Credit Amount: $10
Credit Expires: No... or is that Yes (not clear - seem to be mixed
messages - six months suggested as minimum but may... MAY... never expire a
little like Raketu, but may require a paid call to be made every six
months - although in reality I suspect credit just expires no matter what
after six months or at best suspect that the credit remains but free calling
is disabled after six months until another top-up takes place and the old
credit always remains only as spendable and non-qualifying for additional
free calling)
Destination Change Flakiness?: Maybe (destinations have changed /
disappeared, albeit with most to reappear - however in a climate of [see
more below] systems and other instabilities this would seem to suggest a
greater likelihood of destination flakiness than not)
Maximum Call / Calls Limits: None Evident nor Expected (but...!)
Uptime: Website, control panel, etc. seems pretty poor (do not seem to have
a proper permanent support team, proper investors, etc. - website seems a
bit flaky, control panel has been down for MONTHS! at a stretch, apparently
their rate tables have holes such that supposedly free calls get charged,
SIP server downtime is reported, etc.)




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Old May 21st 07, 04:35 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default Time to Get Serious (lol):: Global Best Unlimited VoIP Packages / Providers - Raketu and Startel.pt - Users, Experiences, etc.


P.s. Globe7 were doing an unlimited package to approximately 30

destinations
for $4.99 per month (which could be used with some ingenuity via SIP
equipment), however they seem to have stopped doing this and are now
focusing on bundling this service with their hardware. And whilst it may

be
fair to argue that getting a good service at a good price is worth some
hurdle jumping - any company that includes browser, etc., ad / spyware in
their main program is not to be overly respected..!! ??



Yes, Avoid globe7..

adware isnt a problem when the company discloses that it will exist...
adware that will modify the way IE works and not giving notice...... bad
buisness model.


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Old May 21st 07, 04:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default Time to Get Serious (lol):: Global Best Unlimited VoIP Packages / Providers - Raketu and Startel.pt - Users, Experiences, etc.


"mr deo" wrote in message
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P.s. Globe7 were doing an unlimited package to approximately 30

destinations
for $4.99 per month (which could be used with some ingenuity via SIP
equipment), however they seem to have stopped doing this and are now
focusing on bundling this service with their hardware. And whilst it may

be
fair to argue that getting a good service at a good price is worth some
hurdle jumping - any company that includes browser, etc., ad / spyware in
their main program is not to be overly respected..!! ??



Yes, Avoid globe7..

adware isnt a problem when the company discloses that it will exist...
adware that will modify the way IE works and not giving notice...... bad
buisness model.




Hi,


That is absolutely right... and quite polite / reserved in calling only a
bad business model.


Thanks for your input.


Best wishes,




News Reader



 




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