Sunday, January 16, 2005
A Changing Fast Suddenly
Gary Chernipeski writes:
I just bought a local phone number [from Primus.ca] in three Canadian cities (Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver) with unlimited long-distance and local calling in those cities for Canada and the USA at approx $50/month that delivers calls to and makes calls from a LinkSys router with a RJ-15 POTS port which accepts any POTS telephone.Gary doesn't use Skype because most of his friends are (a) not computer geeks and (b) reachable on a 7-digit dialing plan. Nevertheless, "a changing fast suddenly" still applies.
The box uses 50k of my Internet bandwidth during calls. (I get in excess of 800k here for $30/month from the cable provider). So far (because of the small northern town I work in) the sound quality is better than both my cell phone and the local phone service. In other words, the QOS on the VOIP unit is better than the local phone company is providing.
Things are a changin fast suddenly.
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