Edmond Rodriguez on 23 Sep 2010 15:21:49 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Recent VOIP Experience Anyone?

  • From: Edmond Rodriguez <erodrig97.list@gmail.com>
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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Recent VOIP Experience Anyone?
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:21:41 -0400
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On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM, John Karr <brainbuz@brainbuz.org> wrote:
> Who is currently using a VOIP service in place of a Landline? Who are you
> using and are you happy?

No one mentioned Skype?

No start up fees, no commitments, turn off and back on whenever you
like (except maybe an inbound number).  Works pretty well.  Sound
quality pretty good. Rates for landline connections seem fair.

Some negative:
Processor usage seems very high to me (I can no longer run it on my
700Mhz machine).
(But somehow it runs great on hand held devices... why can't I get one
of those apps for my computer).

My brief research did not turn up any simple solution to getting a
VOIP box and  hooking to an internal POTS system (like in a house),
though I have seen some things that *sort of* do that.  This is
something I should look into again.

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