Lowering phone expense, Which VOIP do people on the forum use?

Clayton smaug42 at gmail.com
Sat May 31 16:57:28 UTC 2008

> Debating between Gizmo 5 and Skype. Goal is to use it on 8.04 as well
> as a regular phone. I am looking for good call quality, flexibility
> (desktop, cell as well as a regular phone instrument), and low
> expense. Which and how people use VOIP on this forum.
> I use Vonage and cell phone but am thinking about getting rid of
> Vonage and switching to Skype. With certain instruments, you don't
> need to have the computer on to use a Skype phone and the annual
> expense is a fraction of what I pay Vonage.
> From what little research I've done so far, Gizmo 5, is more flexible
> and cheaper, but can't be used when the computer is not on and hence
> is not a total replacement for Vonage.

I use Ekiga with a 3rd party VoIP provider called FreeCall.  Call
rates are half of Skypes, and I find the call quality is much better.


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