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Old 12-10-2003, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Voice over IP - Long distance

I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I staying now in Montevideo, Uruguay for a couple of months.
Making phonecalls to friends is very expensive. I do have a laptop with me and an internet connection where i'm staying.
128kb/s up & down.
making phonecalls with messenger simply just sucks. So i'm looking for a program that's optimized for VoIP. I found a program called Skype that works quit well but I'm looking for some other programs as well to see what works best for me.

Any recommendations??

I can't believe VoIP is still not developed into a good alternative to hardlines for consumers. All the technology is there, broadband internet is as common as cable tv so what the ****????
Wouldn't suprise me if big telephone companies got a hand in this

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Old 12-10-2003, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmmm.. techtv was showing a voice over ip app for windows like 3 mo. ago. go here and search for voice over ip.

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Old 12-10-2003, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, TechTV was showing Skype.
I use RogerWilco when I play games online....works very well, but instead of calling users, you setup one of the PCs as a server and then the other person connects to the server. Or you can connect to a free server.

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