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Review by vitesse See Profile

  • Location: Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu,QC
  • Cost: $3 per month
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "price, quality, feature"
Bad "give me time to find something...."
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This is definitively something everyone should try.

Technical support seem good so far.

Price is unbeatable. 30 to 80 time less expensive than Bell Canada, my local phone company.

I now use 60mbps download, 10mbps upload cable connection from ElectronicBox. Every call seem to have consistent quality.

After 6 month of test, waiting Bell contract to expire, I ported my phone number with them. It took 7 day and it has been a smooth transition. I now have two phone number, but will keep the one I bought to try Voip.ms for testing or disa purpose

Probably not for everyone as you have to configure your system yourself.

For almost a year now I use Siemens C610a-ip phone system. The sound quality is unbeatable in HD and G711U. It's simpler to use and don't need the twisted pair telephone line that is inside house anymore.

I still use this service and they now offer more side service than before. Really like this company

member for 11.9 years, 2047 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 5 days ago

Comments:

RobThompson
Caution - Newbie Alert LinuxMint
Premium
join:2012-02-14
Lasalle, QC
Reviews:
·AcroVoice

1 edit

Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

Hello:
Where my cottage is located, north of Montreal, Bell Canada only offers telephone & satellite TV - this means that I cannot get the 3 product bundle price for long-distance, which is $10.00 per month (unlimited Canada & USA). I would have to pay $34.95 - the unbundled price.

So, I set up a $5.95 voip.ms number in the 819-717 (St-Jovite) exchange which is a local call from my exchange 819-687 (Arundel). I use their DISA functionality to give me an outgoing dial-tone. Bottom line is I can call anywhere in Canada for $0.0052 per minute plus the monthly charge.

Yak.ca is cheaper if you use less than 3.3 hours per month, and, Bell (at $34.95) is cheaper if you use more than 92.8 hours per month.

I also use a $5.95 voip.ms phone number on my cloud hosted PBX which uses the DISA functionality to give me a dial-tone on Google Voice for free calling.

All of this without using my 'marginal' internet connection plus an ATA.

My no-frills Bell Home Lite line costs $36.95 per month - if I had better internet here, I'd trash that too.

Just testing the options...
--
Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/
"Mankind" is a misnomer.

vitesse

join:2002-12-17
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

This is possible to run voip even on 3g modem, so it's not that hard to get rid of your bell line.

RobThompson
Caution - Newbie Alert LinuxMint
Premium
join:2012-02-14
Lasalle, QC
Reviews:
·AcroVoice

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

Hi vitesse:
I am not sure I understand what you are suggesting but if '3g modem' means "cellular", we don't get reception there.

Is that what you meant or is it something else?

I sure would like to dump Bell!

Rob.
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Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/
"Mankind" is a misnomer.

elvey
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join:2001-02-17
San Francisco, CA

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

said by RobThompson:

Hi vitesse:
we don't get reception there.

How do you get online to post? I think the implied suggestion is to use that if you can.

Which makes me wonder if you're on dial-up and how well VoIP works over dial-up. I can think of reasons for it to work fine in most cases, but dial-up is so rare where I am I can't recall someone trying it.

RobThompson
Caution - Newbie Alert LinuxMint
Premium
join:2012-02-14
Lasalle, QC
Reviews:
·AcroVoice

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

Hi elvey:

I do have internet from Groupe-Acess. But it is LOC WIFI and the reception of that is not great either. I do pay them an extra $10.00 per month for 0.400 Mbps upload, which is the bare minimum for voip. But, do the the reception issues, conversations on my Obi or my ipPhone can be simply useless.

All of this to say, that is why I wrote my post - I don't need "internet" to save some money on long-distance if I use voip.ms where my cottage is.
--
Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/
"Mankind" is a misnomer.

elvey
Spamassassin

join:2001-02-17
San Francisco, CA

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

400 Kbps is plenty for most VoIP if that's all that's in use. For authoritative data, see, e.g. the chart at »www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/do···ume.html
About half the CODECs would even work OK over a modern modem on a regular phone land line. If you're getting bad or useless VoIP service, it's likely because of reception or latency issues, so I'd test for latency and jitter. But it sounds like you know what you're doing and have pretty high service quality expectations, which is why you're keeping the $36.95 land line.
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RobThompson
Caution - Newbie Alert LinuxMint
Premium
join:2012-02-14
Lasalle, QC
Reviews:
·AcroVoice

1 edit

Re: Using voip.ms for cheaper long-distance on my Bell Canada line...

said by elvey:

which is why you're keeping the $36.95 land line.

Around the cottage, most people keep the Bell line for their alarm system - at the moment so do I.

I am working with a member of this forum (Voip2Go) on using my Groupe-Acess internet for my ADT alarm. If that works ok, I may drop Bell and put up with the sometimes poor voice quality on the voip phone. Also, I may remove some trees which are too close to the house anyway.

Most this voip over telephone research is for people in the area who are getting hosed for long-distance and who would never consider using VoIP, especially the older people who like the security that a copper wire provides, given the frequent power outages in the area.

--
Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/
"Mankind" is a misnomer.