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josephf

join:2009-04-26
reply to Davesnothere

Re: Where are the SERVERS ? - Summary

Is there any benefit to choosing a VoIP provider based on where their server is located?


Trev
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said by josephf:

Is there any benefit to choosing a VoIP provider based on where their server is located?

Not as much as the community here seems to believe.
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reply to josephf
Back when I started voip I had Packet 8 and they are located in San Jose (I think) I am in Ohio. Had no real problems. Ping came back at around 90ms.

Other providers I have used have had sip servers much closer to me but again no real difference.

Also another wild card is do they proxy the audio stream or dump it to a local gateway. Sorry not sure of correct terminology.

I think having multiple servers geography located for fall over is more important than getting a server local to you.