[MLB-WIRELESS] Free P2P phones will pressure telcos
steve42 at gmx.net
Wed Nov 12 20:28:23 EST 2003
I've just started playing with FWD, and its fairly easy to set up and
get going. The echo test worked well, though calling my parents in NZ
was a bit choppy... They're on a modem, and I suspect it was going
through a SIP proxy in the USA. I should be able to set up my
firewall so I don't have to use the proxy, though.
Just a note, though.. Once you've made an account, get into your
settings and opt-out of the spam.. er.. additional mail they will send
you. (my account -> personal info)
Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 2:01:33 PM, you wrote:
FB> On the note of this sort of thing, you should probably have a quick look at
FB> FWD (Free World Dial) at http://www.fwd.pulver.com/, which is a world-wide
FB> directory for VOIP and has about 70,000 members at this point and a
FB> searchable directory.
FB> Uses the SIP protocol (rather than h.323) and it's pretty good. I am
FB> currently vaguelly in the process of trying to setup a local outbound SIP
FB> proxy (ideally NAT traversal) to get around a lot of the inherent problems
FB> with VOIP, but nothing as yet.
FB> I personally couldn't get Skype working in any particularly useful form and
FB> also don't like it as it's proprietary and non-open (source or otherwise).
FB> Checkout FWD. I know there's already a few of the Wireless guys (Rob Clark,
FB> myself, etc) already on it.
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