[MLB-WIRELESS] Free P2P phones will pressure telcos

Joe Hovel joe at hovel.net.ru
Tue Nov 11 23:17:31 EST 2003

I've been using Skype for several weeks now to communicate with my
family in Germany via dial-up connection. It is very impressive! Once
the person at the other end can give you their IP number (or vice-versa)
at that time (given most dial-ups are dynamic Ips) then the thing works
just like a hands-free speaker phone. I have tried many such software
products over the past 10 years or so - this one is the easiest and has
the best sound quality. MSN messenger gets close, but this is better
sound quality and easier to configure.
Joe in Bendigo

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au 
> [mailto:owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au] On Behalf Of Clae
> Sent: Tuesday, 11 November 2003 7:06 PM
> To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
> Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] Free P2P phones will pressure telcos
> >Free P2P phones will pressure telcos
> >http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7758460%255E15318,00.html
> >---
> >
> >Free P2P phones will pressure telcos
> >Karen Dearne
> >November 4, 2003
> >
> >A PEER to peer phone service launched just nine weeks ago is shaping
> >up as a serious threat to conventional telcos. More than 2.2 million
> >users have downloaded the software.
> >
> >Called Skype, the system delivers voice-over-IP telephony over a P2P
> >network, with nodes linking dynamically to handle traffic routing and
> >processing without needing central servers.

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