[Novalug] Looking for VOIP recommendations / advice
itismike at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 15:33:09 EST 2007
I don't use the telephone much - maybe once a week to order pizza or
call in to work or the occasional friend or business call - but I've
been using Gizmo for several months now. Disconnected my landline and
haven't missed it since - especially the bill! Actually, one thing I
do miss is the ability to hear the phone ring in any room and answer
it. I could invest in a POTS converter, but haven't found anything
very affordable (I'm very cheap). It's also nice to be able to
install it on a laptop and take my inexpensive telephone with me. And
it works on Linux and Windows so I can use it at work (off-hours of
Calls to USA - $0.01 per minute
Oops! It looks like they raised the rates on me! Don't remember any
notice about that!
Calls to USA (revised) - $0.02
Calls to Israel land lines - $0.033
Calls to Israel cell phones - $0.129
(Palestine slightly higher -
I went ahead and bought a local call number (240...) for like
$30/year, so friends/relatives don't have to pay extra.
Convenience is really mixed. I like the portability of the program,
but I really wish there were a way to listen to my voicemails from a
cellphone. What it does is record them and email you a .wav file.
Not the best solution in my opinion.
Let me know if you have further questions,
On 2/2/07, Jim Ide <jimsmaillists at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My non-techie friend is looking for a less expensive way of
> talking to her family in Israel (she calls them daily). I
> am interested to hear about your experiences, adventures,
> problems, complains, and advice about VOIP or any other
> inexpensive/free method of voice communication to overseas.
> Both Linux and non-Linux solutions are OK (she uses Windows).
> Thank you.
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