VoIP Update

Tuesday 30th November, 2004
I've taken one step towards VoIP - I've disconnected my landline!!!

A big step forward I know but as Ed Brill said when I told him, "who needs one"?

I've found a VoIP provider that appears to offers what I need in the shape of Gossiptel. As you'll see from the link, for the £9.99/month my landline carrier was charging they'll also give me a home phone but with the added benefits of:
  • 500 free mins to almost any International landline number
  • 1.5p/min (peak) or 1p/min (off-peak) to number outside of this scope.
  • 15p/min (peak) 10p/min (off-peak) 6p/min (weekends) to UK mobiles
  • Free Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Diversion, 3-way calls and many other features.
  • Can use existing home phone with an adapter.

Now this is the landline of choice...but do I really need one or shall I just add £10 to my mobile contract and be done with.

  1. 1) Colman Carpenter Said: (30/11/2004 17:26:58 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Interesting...

    ...but I'm tempted to wait for BT's upcoming phone which acts as VoIP or mobile depending on whether it's in range of a wireless network or not. Knowing BT, though, the cost will probably be prohibitive :)

    Keep blogging about your experiences, though.....if it's good I might just follow you seeing as though I have both cable and ADSL at the moment !

  2. 2) Ben Rose Said: (01/12/2004 14:13:46 GMT) Gravatar Image
    VoIP Update

    BT...yuck. I went NTL because I hated BT with a passion. But then I hated NTL too...thank goodness for VoIP.

    The roaming phones are a good idea in theory but so was the Rabbit phone and look what happened to them.

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