the TBB Call Quality setting you select, TBB can actually operate at two different speeds (88Kbps or 32Kbps).
These are "perfect world" numbers and in reality, for good TBB Call Quality, your ISP connection should support a minimum of 256kbs of "Bandwidth/Speed/Throughput" in each direction - downloading and uploading.
Note that all ISPs advertise high numbers, but it is important to note that this means speeds UP TO the numbers provided. In most cases, you will actually get less bandwidth than what is actually advertised! Look at various Internet sites like »/stest or »www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ to determine what your actual line speeds are.
Broadband ISPs•DSL & DSL Lite
(Primus, Bell Sympatico, Telus, ...)
DryLoopDSL is Standard DSL at the same price, but you do not have to have & pay for a phone service. This is currently only offered with the Incumbent Telcos (Bell Sympatico, Telus, ...) as there are surcharges if you use the competitors (Primus, etc). This will change over time as these charges are constantly being reviewed by the CRTC.
(Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Videotron, ...)
•Wireless & Satellite ISPs
In addition, TalkBroadband will work with most Wireless ISPs. However, Satellite ISPs may or may not work depending on the actual connection latencies and jitter. See the TroubleShooting section of this FAQ for more details.
With "Lite" Broadband connections, it is recommended to Set the Codecs for TBB Call Quality & Faxing on your TBB account to the lower bandwidth (G.729) codec.
Although "Lite" connections can be used with TBB using the lower bandwidth codec, the actual bandwidth and latency (delay) on any particular connection may still not be sufficient. This can vary based on each users' physical location and the ISP's network. In some cases, "Lite" with a lower codec has still been reported to provide choppy TBB service.