VOIP provider recomendation

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  1. rafael

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    Hi,

    I would like to know your experience with voip providers for local calls in the US. What I need is something for my house so I won't need that to have too many minutes. I would like to have a good service and cheap price. It would nice to have a phone number in the US too.

    Looking forward for your experience.

    Best Regards,

    Rafael
     
  2. ramoncio

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    Calleasy NEVER.
     
  3. ramoncio

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    I recently found smartvoip.com. They are cheap, not too bad quality, and they answer to support requests.
    I use it mainly to call to Spain mobiles, and it is very cheap (0,05
     
  4. pourrien

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    Hi friends,
    I'm using poivy.com for 6 months and it works very well.
    I use this service to call to Germany, France and Iran.
    You must charge your account for 12,50 euro and you can call 90 days for free (300 minutes/week for free: no connection fee or other hide fee) to many european countries including USA fixe and mobile.
    And you credit will not loose after those 90 days. You can use it when you want (ex. 6 month later after your travel in other galaxy :laugh: )
    Here all countries included in your free calls:
    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    China
    Czech Rep.
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Hong Kong (mobile)
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Malaysia
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Peru
    Poland
    Portugal
    Russian Fed. [moscow]
    Russian Fed. [st Petersburg]
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Thailand (mobile)
    Turkey
    United Kingdom
    United States (+mobile)
    Venezuela
     
  5. Patrick_elx

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    I'm using Majicjack for calls to the US/Canada. And I'm quite impressed by the quality/price ratio.

    For inbound DID I was thinking about Vitely and their unlimited inbound rate, but my average monthly inbound call volume did not justify it. I went with Voip.ms and I'm happy with their different servers locations and their service so far. But if you don't need portability, Majicjack offers one number with their subscription.

    For calls to Europe I'm using betamax with webcalldirect.

    For French DID I'm using ovh.com
     
  6. ssierra

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    Hi Patrick,

    I have seen you use webcalldirect. I have created an account with them and I am able to make calls from Elastix. The quality is very good.

    The problem I am facing is that I am not able to get the callerid working? Could you help me with this?

    thanks!
     
  7. Patrick_elx

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    for the callerid, you have to use their software interface and register some numbers through it.
     
  8. ssierra

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    Many thanks!!

    this is working fine now :)
     
  9. ssierra

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    One more question. We have virtual numbers in Spain and UK. Dapending on our customer we would like to use one or another.

    Is there a way to chose from the PBX the callerid? We could create 2 outside routes but I am not very sure this would work. At least I couldn't do it/

    Thanks again
     
  10. Patrick_elx

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    have you tried to register two numbers within the webcalldirect interface and to use the same format in your extension outbound CID?
     
  11. ssierra

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    It is done!

    thanks

    One additional issue I am facing is that I can have only one outgoing channel. I know I could sign another account with them but this is not flexible enough. Do you know any provider that allows more than one simultaneous call?

    cheers
     
  12. ramoncio

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    Altecom for example, if you are in Spain. You can have multiple sip and iax accounts.
     
  13. nanoc84

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    voip buster is really good
     
  14. jaschenck

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    I have been using VOIPStreet and VoicePulse for over two years.
    Both are very good VOIPStreet use to have better call quality than VP but now VP is equal VOIPStreet has great support if you ever have an issue and open a ticket they get right on it. the only issue I have with them is when they pass CID they add a leading (+)so you get +1NNNNNNNNNN which is sort of a pain but I have learned to deal with it.
    I can send FAXes across either. I opened an account with Vitality about a month ago and the few calls I have made through them have been of lower quality, the main reason I opened an account with them is so that I would have E911.

    Jim
     
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    I have to call Germany pretty often, and I
     
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    Attn Ssierra

    all betaclones at
    backsla.sh/betamax like www.webcalldirect.com
    are only limited by your bandwith, not by channels.
    you can clip 5 different telefonumbers per account and use them parallel, even from different voipservers as long as you are using sip.
    Only if the webclient is used, you are limited to 1 channel.
    The webclient is needed for verification of the clipped telefonnumbers

    Nili
     
  18. gamba47

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    Hi Nili. If you make 5 simultaneous calls don´t broke the terms of use of this providers ? I´m asking because i don´t know.

    Regards.gamba47
     
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  20. rgranados

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    Re: Re:VOIP provider recomendation

    In México i have used Maxcom, i-Next and Alestra-Getfon.

    Best quality/price ratio is Alestra-Getfon because they are not requestin a Fixed IP Address and you can get DIDs from most important cities of USA.

    Maxcom is best and cheaper service, the problems is that they require Fixed IP Address in México and that makes a bit more expensive the service.

    I-Next, please do not use, the experience i had with them was realy bad.
     

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