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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mr.yuck, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Does anybody have this or know of anyone that has this new and ingenius service? Have any of you heard anything bad about it? I know some of yall hear word on the street. Let me know before i do something stupid.

    DAYGUM.

    Thanks
     
  2. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    just got one on friday. only made a few calls on it, so i can't really tell you a whole lot about it.

    25 bucks a month for nationwide calling and canada. not a bad deal. only thing that bugs me is the disclaimer on their site. they can change shit at any time. it'll get cancelled if that happens.

    anyhow, it's very clear reception. works on your plain old house phone (the package has a little linksys router that hooks into your cable modem/dsl...mine goes to my wireless router) kinda slick.

    more reviews as time passes.
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
  4. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24
    I use it, and have been using it for about 9 months now. It's great. No problems, except when all 3 computers are downloading off bittorrent, which makes it nearly impossible to communicate on the phone until you stop downloading so much at one time.
     
  5. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i'm telling cingular!
     
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Nah I'm finna use skype. Since it's based on P2P technology it is infinitely scalable and requires no infrastructure- costs and maintainance, and it even has better clarity. A service like vonage is only as good as it's servers, with skype, the world is your oyster. And on top of all that, the last time I checked, it was FREE and you could call anywhere in the world. I need to hook that shit up quick before they shut it down. I already cut off my cell service in anticipation of doing this shit up.
    Actually, no, my bad, it's not going to get shut down, it's only going to get larger. The problem is that it's gotten so large that it's recently been bought, so the new owners may decide to charge money. Fuck. Let me see if I can find an article.

    Here we go:
    http://www.techcentralstation.com/102005A.html
     
  7. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    rupert murdoch is looking to buy a voip company.
     
  8. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Someone needs to buy rupert murdoch.
     
  9. shai

    shai Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 17,602 Likes Received: 707
    I got five on it.

    Who's tried Google Talk? I installed it, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
  10. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 146
    I'm about to install that joint right now and start calling saudi arabia off the hook!
     
  11. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 146
    whats the deal with skype? they keep asking me to buy outskype credits. I thought it was free!
     
  12. DISTRACT

    DISTRACT Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2005 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 38
    I've had it for about a year now. I live in australia and the bad thing about it is that when you download heeps of things on the computer eg using Azureus and lime wire and the phone starts breaking up and u get real shit quality that its hard to under stand what people are saying. Other wise its worth saving $2,000+ a year in calls
     
  13. guerillaeye

    guerillaeye Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2005 Messages: 1,473 Likes Received: 0
    skypout.. ability to call land-lines like home phones or cells from skype, not just other skype users.

    **edit** its only about 2.3 cents a min... way better than 10 cent/min ld on a land line.
     
  14. BoB Hope ONER

    BoB Hope ONER Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 3,162 Likes Received: 0
    i used skype occassionally.. earlier today i talked to my friend whos travelling in asia.. ..its free computer to computer overseas.. as long as you have mics. theres a fee for calls to landlines..but still wicked cheap.. as for digital lines.. i dont see a point.. i mean you really only need a cellphone.
     
  15. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24
    bob hope sneaks in for the kill
     
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