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Review by PX Eliezer7 See Profile

  • Location: Hutt River
  • Cost: $5 per month
Good "Good quality service at great rates."
Bad "No 911, no porting."
Overall "Excellent choice for the tech-oriented customer; solid no-frills provider."
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·voip.ms
I have been using them for a few years now. Things work well, nothing much to say. Service is good, rates are very good, no monthly fees.

Many people use CWU specifically for international calls, sometimes as a backup carrier.

Note that 911 service is not provided, so you do need another arrangement for that! There is also a $ 1 monthly charge if you want voicemail.

CWU is not for those who want a turnkey solution. Folks do need to be intimate with their ATA and router devices. The website is functional but basic. (No call forwarding, for example, because you are expected to use your own ATA or Asterisk to arrange that).

They also have a North America Number Lookup function for a small fee, the best around at telling which CLEC controls a phone number. Usually the caller ID name is available as well, again, very accurate.

CWU offers a connection through VPN which can be very useful if you are in a country that tries to block VoIP.

For those who are experienced users, CWU can be an excellent part of a balanced Voip program. I think that their biggest strength is outbound calling, worldwide.



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Comments:

Davesnothere
No-BHELL-ity DOES have its Advantages
Premium
join:2009-06-15
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kudos:7

About USA DIDs

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I checked, during making this thread :

»VoIP Port-In (LNP) Lookups, NXX Registrants, Rate Centres

and it seems that they must have again started offering USA DIDs, as it looked like they were included in CWU's DID lookup page that day.
PX Eliezer7
Premium
join:2008-08-09
Hutt River
kudos:13
Reviews:
·callwithus
·voip.ms

Re: About USA DIDs

No, that may have been a glitch, but unfortunately they do NOT offer inbound phone numbers (DID) in the USA.

However, DID's from another provider (a paid one such as Voip.MS or a free one such as IPKall) may be freely forwarded into a CallWithUs account.
PX Eliezer7
Premium
join:2008-08-09
Hutt River
kudos:13

US DID numbers

CWU again offers US DID numbers to US residents, though the monthly price and the charges for inbound minutes vary depending on the number selected.