View Poll Results: Which is Better? VOIP or Normal a Phone Line

Voters
6. You may not vote on this poll
  • VoIP is The Best Option

    4 66.67%
  • Normal Phone line plane The Best Option

    2 33.33%
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Junior Member spaceman8815's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Darfield
    Posts
    158

    Default VoIP or Normal Phone

    I'm Trying to decide weather to change from our current telecom phone plan to VoIP on Xnet. Is the price difference worth the quality and other aspects of VoIP, i live in darfield about 5 km from the nearest exchange and get about 2-3mbs according to speedtest.net. (currently have Xnet Broadband)

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Watching the tech world from Auckland.
    Posts
    5,142

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    I'd probably stick with a regular phone for the time being. As much as I am a fan of VOIP I would like to see the telecoms networks prove themselves first. What happens to your VOIP calls in a power outage - a regular phone line still gets through.

  3. #3
    Madre Dios!!! beeswax34's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central Auckland
    Posts
    5,133

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    I'm with WMG here. Telecom and other ISP's need to improve their lines, speed and reliability a LOT if you want good and effective VoIP.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

  4. #4
    Lifetime Member lakewoodlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On a need to know basis....
    Posts
    3,372

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    I use Skype for my voip at the moment and I have a landline with Telecom. Landline does give better voice quality most of the time and Skype tends to occasionally cut out or there is some lag. However, Skype is free to use with other Skype users so I guess I can tolerate a bit of lag sometimes.

    I am with Xnet too and will most likely dump Telecom line rental when I can afford the Router I will need for VFX digital voice.

  5. #5
    Retired old codger kenj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Nhapier
    Posts
    5,476

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    I use Skype for my voip at the moment and I have a landline with Telecom. Landline does give better voice quality most of the time and Skype tends to occasionally cut out or there is some lag. However, Skype is free to use with other Skype users so I guess I can tolerate a bit of lag sometimes.

    I am with Xnet too and will most likely dump Telecom line rental when I can afford the Router I will need for VFX digital voice.
    Yes, I would go along with that. I have a daughter in Sydney and it is a great thing to be able to talk cheap or free.

    Worth the problems

    Ken

  6. #6
    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Wild West
    Posts
    24,212

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman8815 View Post
    I'm Trying to decide weather to change from our current telecom phone plan to VoIP on Xnet.
    I tried it. Didn't work too well.

    And its not Telecom vs VOIP. Theres heaps of ISPs offering phone services.

    Xnets VOIP is per minute, fine if you don't make a lot of calls but I find a $20 flat rate per month much better.

  7. #7
    Gamerholic jason_f90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    217

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    Considering the frequent broadband outages, I'd have second thoughts about Voip being your primary phone.

  8. #8
    Junior Member spaceman8815's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Darfield
    Posts
    158

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_f90 View Post
    Considering the frequent broadband outages, I'd have second thoughts about Voip being your primary phone.
    every since i joined xnet in june 2007 i have only had one outage here in darfield.

  9. #9
    1337 Member motorbyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    An armchair, from where I instantly become an expert on all things
    Posts
    2,425

    Default Re: VoIP or Normal Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_f90 View Post
    Considering the frequent broadband outages, I'd have second thoughts about Voip being your primary phone.
    all it takes is that or a power failure or a hardware failure (ie router) and you'll have no way of communicating with the outside world.... you'll be stuck with a cellphone and then you'd better hope you place isn't in a dead spot for signal like my place is
    When it comes to computers there is a difference to what you need and what you want, the former being less than half the price of the latter.

Similar Threads

  1. Phone Calls from PC - VOIP
    By learning in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-03-2007, 01:51 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-12-2006, 05:28 PM
  3. Phone spam via VOIP
    By rogerp in forum PressF1
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-10-2006, 09:36 PM
  4. USB voip phone
    By micky in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-06-2006, 08:41 PM
  5. VOIP Phone Beeps!
    By pburt in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-01-2006, 08:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •