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Postby Florian » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 5:37 pm

HI there!

Anyone using SKYPE for overseas calls (fixed lines)?

How is the quality?Do any problems occur?How are your experiences in general with SKYPE?
FYI, would like to use it for business purposes!
So can you recommend it?

I am looking forward to your replies!

Thanks!
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Postby Jedi » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 6:31 pm

I try to, but on average call quality is quite bad. Although usually i can hear the other party quite well, they always complain that they can't hear me properly. I havent ascertained yet whether the problem is because i'm running on a wireless net (ie. could be router issues).

Anyway you only need to pay 10 euros to get some skype credit so why not try it out for yourself.

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Postby Florian » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 6:57 pm

True! :D

Thanks ...

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Postby eeeee » Sun, 16 Jul 2006 7:49 pm

i wouldn't use it personally, it's troublesome. wld rather pay a little for quality IDD..

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Postby Florian » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:08 pm

eeeeeeeeee,

bt calls to European countries with Singtel or Starhub cost abt SGD 1.-per min.,rite?Or are there any cheaper solutions?
Plsd to hear.
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Postby snowball » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 2:34 pm

Florian,

You can check this url and see if the rates are ok for you.

http://www.sunpage.com.sg/Default.aspx?tabid=33

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Postby Florian » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 3:58 pm

Snowball,

nice advice!Thanks!

Damn,what a rhyme by the way!!!! :D

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Postby estonline » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:01 am

Hi Florian,

Do check this url http://www.estonline.biz/ver_eng/zapout.html .
Lowest rates than ... :)

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Re: SKYPE

Postby ray4u2c » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 9:58 am

Florian wrote:HI there!

Anyone using SKYPE for overseas calls (fixed lines)?

How is the quality?Do any problems occur?How are your experiences in general with SKYPE?
FYI, would like to use it for business purposes!
So can you recommend it?

I am looking forward to your replies!

Thanks!
Rgds
Florian


Hi. :D I'm definately an old big fan of SKYPE after trying numbers of communication software in making international calls thru internet.

Reasons simply are:
(1) convenient - call to either fixed line phone or cellphone at overseas;
(2) good quality - clear receive and less disturbance as compare to other communicators, of course, it's still long way to compete with the local cellphone or fixed line;
(3) competitive charge - minimum topup rate at Euro 10 (equivalent to around SGD22) for each time is just rock-bottom as compare to any IDD. The best is to communicate with your counterpart via SKYPE-to-SKYPE at 100% free.

Thru the experiences in making calls to New York, Japan and Malaysia for years, I would like to recommend the followings as to enjoy various magical features of SKYPE:
(1) Headset - a good headset play an important role in order to have a good quality call via SKYPE. Reasonable investment for this device will not be wasted as you may use it for any other purpose.
(2) Destination - area that you call to is something very subjective and out of your control. For example, always experience disturbance and noise while calling to some places in Malaysia ie. Ipoh City, perhaps it's due to their existing old infrastructure which causes poor network down there. Surprisingly, weather of the destination will affect the call quality too particulary when raining and thundering.
(3) Peak Hour - try to avoid call during peak hours (12pm-4pm & 7.00pm-10pm). The call quality is vary between the calls made at off peak hours (ie. midnight) and those at peak hours.

As conclusion, I'm enjoying so much with SKYPE's call service. The call quality could be improved; :wink: just be prepared it's not completely compete with those made from your mobilephone or fixed line... unless you've got the right concepts and minimise any potential disturbance during the call via SKYPE.

Hope these help.

Cheers! :P

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Postby Florian » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 4:47 pm

That is just fantastic!

Thank you sooo much! :D

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Postby Florian » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 5:00 pm

Snowball,

are you happy with Sunpage's quality?

Plsd to hear.

Regards

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 22 Jul 2006 10:58 am

I use it all the time and like it. I have outbound skype which allows me to call any land line number (at $0.02 US for calls to the US) and inbound skype which gives me a number in Houston, Texas ($ US 40 per year). Friends in Houston call the local number and it rings on my computer.

Occasionally have sound problems but redialing usually fixes that.

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Postby johngan » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 3:11 pm

I am currently using Skype as well as SIP and another VoIP service for my business calls. Generally I would say that the Skype voice quality is acceptable. A lot of course depends on your speed. But generally, I would rate it as fair to good. But I have to ward you that SkypeOut rates are not necessarily cheap for all destinations. You would have to do a bit of checking around and compare. Good luck.

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Postby Florian » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 6:25 pm

Hey guys!

Thanks for all your tips and advices!

I have been using SKYPE for the last 2 weeks now and I gotta say that I am pretty impressed. All my calls to European fixed lines have excellent voice clarity and clear lines in general.Nice one!

Thanks again!

Rgds
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