[TriLUG] Looking for a good VOIP provider [was: New TimeWarner speed increase]
bill at arrowsreach.com
Wed Dec 30 11:26:17 EST 2009
If your home phone usage is low, and you want to reduce your fixed
monthly expenses, then you should investigate the smaller VOIP
I am using Callcentric.com which has a fixed cost of about $4/mo and
various per minute rates for incoming and outgoing calls. My monthly
phone bill is under $10. Voice mail is free and is available via the
phone and/or email as mp3.
I use an unlocked Linksys PAP2-NA from ebay for ~$35, connected to my
ordinary panasonic cordless phones.
I recommend pinging the VOIP providers server to make sure the
latencies are low before signing up with them:
PING ping.callcentric.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from www.callcentric.com (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=1
ttl=241 time=50.8 ms
64 bytes from www.callcentric.com (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=2
ttl=241 time=53.2 ms
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