[MLB-WIRELESS] Free P2P phones will pressure telcos

Steve Smithies steve42 at gmx.net
Wed Nov 12 20:28:23 EST 2003

Hi Folks,

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.

FB> 	Fenn.

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