# IP phones

1. Jun 7, 2004

### Pattielli

I would like to use IPvoice service to call my parents...
Anyone here know how this works out exactly ?
Thank you,

2. Jun 7, 2004

A friend using satellite technology for Internet service recently (early in 2004) purchased a special phone to use with his system for making international calls. It’s actually a service more than a product because it involves a fee per/min of use (he uses a credit card to purchase additional time). It has proven itself beneficial as visitors/tourists can place calls less expensively through his system than the local service even while my friend turns a small profit. I do not recall the name of the service, unfortunately.

I did google to find this page claiming a free PC-to-telephone service was being offered by a certain company (for US to US calls);

http://www.infinisource.com/features/free-phonecalls.html [Broken]

But in checking the source indicated there seems to be a charge;

http://dcs.net2phone.com/consumer/commcenter/rates.asp#

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3. Jun 24, 2004

### Big_Ham

www.skype.net

Featured in Fortune Magazine, the creators of KaZaA have landline phone companies scared they may take over telecom with "computer to computer" VOIP whose quality is as good as a landline and as easy to use as an IM client.

Is it so bad to talk from the computer? Sound cards, microphones and speakers/headphones would run you $30 if you got the cheapies ... and sound quality would certainly meet or exceed that of your landline phone. Just a thought. I used to use DialPad.com back in 99 when I first met my wife. It was free, buggy, and didn't sound real great all the time, but you could call landlines. Now I have Vonage VOIP service.$30/mo flat rate, no extra charge for any domestic call as well as canada. Cheap international rates too. Excellent service - www.vonage.com

Oh, and, nice forum you guys have here.

Last edited: Jun 24, 2004
4. Jun 25, 2004

### megashawn

I use vonage also, it rocks. Unlimited long distance, flat rate, pretty good service.

The only problem I have with it is every now and again it goes offline, requires me to unplug the phone to modem thingy and then it works again.

5. Jun 25, 2004

### Moe

Is there a free service, or do you have to pay for all of them now.