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Davesnothere
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Re: VOIP providers in Ontario?

said by TypeS:

I'm not sure how many are incoming vs outgoing....

....As for countries, they would be Spain, Australia, El Salvador and Honduras.

 
OK, so if we estimated that HALF were incoming, then that would be 3500 minutes outgoing = $17.50-ish if to Canada.

But the outside of Canada/US calls - I have not checked any of the providers about which I was speaking very much about such rates - so Vonage has decent rates to those countries ?

BTW, I have not suggested voip.ms nor FPL by name (I have not mentioned FPL at all), though you have mentioned both of them twice as unsuitable for you.

EDIT : I have checked further and it looks like Vonage will issue a new Kingston number, but not Cornwall, and will not port in existing numbers from either, let alone even DREAMING about them properly servicing a city of 30K like Brockville.


TypeS

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I said 75%, not 50%, and the 7000 is just an average.

The calls to Spain & Australia are unlimited and free, the calls to El Salvador & Honduras are $0.16/minute. These calls are definitely all outgoing and lengthy ones as well.

I mentioned voip.ms and FPL because they are the providers that have been vouched for the most in this thread. as being cheaper alternatives.

My point is that whether these pay as you go VoIP providers are cheaper or not is subjective the how much usage the line actually gets.



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said by TypeS:

....My point is that whether these 'pay as you go' VoIP providers are cheaper or not is subjective the how much usage the line actually gets.

 
I agree with that - just that I did not expect such a level of usage.

And yes, I was curious enought to look up the LDX rates too.

BTW, I chose 50% as I was not sure which direction you meant as the 75%.

Also, if the outgoing calls are to outside Canada (even to USA), the cost per minute generally rises with PAYG BYOD VoIP providers. - Mind you, many of them allow having numbers in other countries, and though I have not investigated that very much, setting up some of those might be a way to cut costs for someone with the calling profile which you describe.


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Well glad we cleared it up a bit then.

Hopefully the OP can make an informed choice now.

When I get my own place later this year, I might go the route of just not having a land line/VoIP line. I personally barely use anything but my mobile. And even then I've been forced by friends who refuse to use voice anymore to conduct the majority of my communication via texts (I'm lazy, calling is much easier haha).



Davesnothere
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said by TypeS:

....Hopefully the OP can make an informed choice now....

 
Oh YES, the OP !

BTW, I am still curious where they could be, that has no DSL but does have cable.


TypeS

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It says Ottawa, ON under their username. Might be a new subdivision with no copper PSTN wiring?