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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Just go a mail from Switzernet out of the blue:

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As you noticed, our support service was very disorganized, and many questions have not been answered. To rectify the situation, we are dealing all former mails not responded. Do not be surprised to receive an answer to an old problem . We apologize for the inconvenience. If the situation has been resolved since then, please ignore this email.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

For the last two and half years I have been using http://www.sipcall-voip.com/ with no problems.

You have to maintain a balance with the company, by topping up with your credit card.

I would highly recommend this.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I've been using NetVoip from Netstream on a Snom 370 with mixed results.

The line is generally stable, but call quality is merely decent. I get a louder and clearer voice with my analogue phone. Sometimes there are cut-offs with longer calls, which can be frustrating especially with confcalls where you need to dial-in.

Apart from the call-quality issues I can recommend the company for good support, pricing and service.

If anyone wants to chime in on this, how have you experienced the call quality of "professional" VoIP-Providers in relation to classical analogue / ISDN-connections?
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I have had a small business with 8 phones at the main office and 4 phones at home offices connected through e-fon for about one and a half years now. The phones are all either Snom 320 or Snom M3. Call quality is actually better than ISDN. Costs are lower than before on Swisscom and we didn't have to invest in a new PBX (the old Ascotel was getting difficult to maintain). E-fon support is excellent. I fully recommend VOIP.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

This is probably a stupid question. When I moved here, I had an account with Lingo that worked quite well. However, I can't get a local Swiss number with Lingo now (I think that they used to offer local Swiss numbers, but no longer). Is there any way that I can get a local Swiss number from another provider, but still use my Lingo hardware and account? I need the local US number as well, so I don't want to switch to a pure Swiss VOIP provider like Cablecom.

In general, can one phone adapter accept calls from multiple SIP addresses? I'm probably not asking that question correctly, but hopefully someone understands what I am talking about.

Thanks,
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Old 27.06.2009, 23:51
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I have a US ( WA number - Kent ) number through IPKall on my ATA which also registers a Swiss VOIP number ( not to mention my Aussie and Malaysian VOIP numbers ), running on Cablecom Hispeed Internet ( not Digital Phone which tends to block out ports 5060 and 5061 ).

I have no idea about Lingo, but assume it is just like any other ordinary ATA ( Analogue Telephone Adapter ) - new one priced around CHF100, perhaps far less on Ebay or Ricardo.

I also use an Irish SIP switch provider as well as Voxalot. Googling will reveal more.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Thanks, jrspet. That IPKall services looks pretty cool.

So, where did you get your Swiss VOIP number if not from Cablecom, and was it difficult to configure the ATA?

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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I use Switzernet ( CHF9/- a month vide a contract ) and my own ATAs - the provider also sells ATAs pre-configured as well as offers a prepaid option albeit higher call charges / rates.

Took me about 30 minutes to configure my ATAs. Configuration for IPKall to my SIP Switch provider was a little challenging though ( as it dealt with complex dial plans ).
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

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Does anyone know of a VoIP provider that can match the French Iliad offer of free calls to 70 countries (http://adsl.free.fr/tel/tarifs/)? I may have called up to around 30 of those countries when I was a customer with them.

Unfortunately it's only available bundled with their DSL subscription so no use for the Swiss...
This post is pretty old but I'd like to resurrect it as I didn't see a reply to it as such and we're about to move to CH from France. We've used Free (with the DSL) for years (and it's more like 100 countries by now). The reason I'd like to know if there's anything that works in a similar way (i.e. so simple even I can understand it) is because unfortunately, I don't speak the same language as many of the people on this thread - by that I don't mean English or French (both fine) I mean Tech

I've heard loads about VoIP as being the way to go for the number of international calls we make and the whole thing seemed so complicated. It never even occurred to me until I read the quoted post that the service we've been using for years was exactly that- VoIP! Duuuhhh!!

We had to keep one phone connected to the France Telecom line and we had another (Siemens Gigaset somethingorother) plugged into the DSL modem with a second wireless handset in another room. These latter two had a different incoming number and were the ones we used exclusively to call out. We only had 1MB speed and it worked fine with the added bonus that if the FT line ever rang, we knew it was a cold-caller so we ignored it!

Is this how it works in CH or is there something similar? Apologies for being such a dufus but telecoms tie me up in knots... I'm delighted to use them, I'm just rubbish at setting them up.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

I'm not sur if it's exactly the same (i may not 100% of your confiugration). In france usually you plug a usual phone on your DSL box as they say.

If it's your case, it's not exactly the same, because Swiss providers doesn't give exactly boxes like in France. If you're phone finished by IP it will be the same case that in Switzerland (I know the difference because by a friend who thought bying a Siemens C470IP bought a C470 so he had to change it).

You should buy an IP phone, (you find Siemens Gigaset C470IP/C450IP for exemple). In my case I bought a C450IP on Switzernet.com. It was alredy configured with Switzernet, I just had to plug-it on my DSL modem and I was ready to start talking.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

hi

i'm currently using sipgate to get a DE num and UK num for relatives to call into.

looking to get a CH number for CH friends to call and thinking of sipcall.ch

any experience with this? my main criterion for all is that the service is free with no charges at all.

for dial-out we simply use mobile phone (tariff includes free CH calls).

a few have mentioned fritzbox. is this any good? i'm currently assembling everything together with Asterisk but don't have a way of using DECT phones. I'm looking for a linux compatible PCI DECT card. any pointers? the only one i know of are the com-on-air ones, but since people realised you can use this to listen in on DECT phone calls, they are selling for 200EUR instead of 20EUR

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I'm looking for a linux compatible PCI DECT card. any pointers? the only one i know of are the com-on-air ones, but since people realised you can use this to listen in on DECT phone calls, they are selling for 200EUR instead of 20EUR
Com-on-Air DECT PCI goes for around 50 Euros ( Arc Computer Gmbh, DE vis Ebay ).
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hi

i'm currently using sipgate to get a DE num and UK num for relatives to call into.

looking to get a CH number for CH friends to call and thinking of sipcall.ch

any experience with this? my main criterion for all is that the service is free with no charges at all.

I have a frind which is using Switzernet(like me) with a prepay account(not like me). It costs only 2CHF/month. He's not living in Switzerland now, but it's usefull to stay in touch with he's Swiss friends.
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I have a frind which is using Switzernet(like me) with a prepay account(not like me). It costs only 2CHF/month. He's not living in Switzerland now, but it's usefull to stay in touch with he's Swiss friends.
I tink yor frind wil fin it cost 9CHF/month no'r 3...
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I tink yor frind wil fin it cost 9CHF/month no'r 3...
CHF2/month is correct for prepaid Switzernet ( bottom right corner of the page )

CHF9/month is for a subscription.
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Re: [VoIP] Swiss VoIP services: Experience

Exact he pays only 2CHF/month, but he don't have free destinations. He have a big avantage, he can make call confereance. I'm more restricted only one simultaneous calls.
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Good VoIP Solution for Home ?

Hello,

I have spent numerous hours trawling the internet looking for a good VoIP solution.

Have found the usuals - Skype, Yahoo, etc. and also a couple of local companies such as Peoplefone.

Skype and Yahoo appear to have numerous disadvantages when it comes to phoning mobiles in the US or in Europe or vice versa

Most of my telephone usage is to abroad - fix line and wireless.

Does anybody have experience with local providers such as Peoplefone or can anybody recommend a comprehensive and cost effective VoIP solution they currently use ?

Thanks for any further insights.
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Re: Good VoIP Solution for Home ?

Related thread is here.


I use Switzernet for free fixnet calls ( free calls to fixnet lines overseas too incl. UK, US, Singapore etc. - reach me by PM if you need a referral ).

I also use foreign provider such as Pennytel taking advantage of their very low rates to other countries and dirt cheap TXT services.
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Re: Good VoIP Solution for Home ?

I have been using www.voipstunt.com for a few years and I would recommend it, especially to UK, Europe, US and Canada. Other countries in Africa that I call are much cheaper than Skype.
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Re: Good VoIP Solution for Home ?

Thanks jrspet, but what do mean by PM ?
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