WengoPhone vs. Skype

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Aug 27 16:40:54 UTC 2007

On Monday 27 August 2007, Jeff.Hodges at kingsmountain.com wrote:
>I haven't yet tried WengoPhone, but will.
>That said, there's several alternatives to Skype, WengoPhone being one,
> Gizmo being another. I've used Gizmo for a while, even calling
> internationally (both from and to the States), and it works fine (and is
> based on open standard protocols, as opposed to the ridicuously proprietary
> Skype.
>  A plug for Gizmo
>  <http://identitymeme.org/archives/2006/10/05/a-plug-for-gizmo/>
Which according to their contry list, is not supported here. (The USA)

>  <http://www.gizmoproject.com/>
>Also, one can "roll your own" using any of the various open-source SIP-based
>VoIP clients, or even hardphones (e.g. SNOM), and an online SIP proxy
> service such as <http://www.iptel.org/> and
> <http://www.freeworlddialup.com/>, or nail up Asterisk on a server box (I
> compiled it just fine on a hosting account of mine) and start your own
> <http://www.asterisk.org/> (the "hard part" of this is of course PSTN
> integration (which WengoPhone appears to offer).

Cheers, Gene
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