[ubuntu-uk] Open Source VOIP

Daniel Case danielcase10 at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 17 21:21:28 UTC 2011

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the off-topicness, but I figured you guys would be the most
knowledgeable people I know for this kind of thing.

I'm looking to move to an open-source alternative to Skype, I know SIP
is one of the protocols used, and I tried SipGate today. On initial
testing (a 2 hour call to a home phone in the UK), far better sound
quality than skype could ever have given me, and even a free local
number! However, I need something that will allow unlimited (or
2500-3000 minutes) for £5-£10 a month as I usually use Skype (with the
UK Home Phone Unlimited subscription) to make an hour or two call
every night.

Since SIP is open, are there any providers doing this? On an initial
Google I can't seem to find any. Also, on pay and go with any VOIP
provider, why do all providers charge 8-9 pence per minute for a
mobile call, but only 1 penny for a landline call? Mobiles and
Landlines are always 1 pence per minute for calls made to the USA, is
there anyone who would offer 1 pence per minute calls to mobiles in
the UK?


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