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Standard User think26872
(committed) Wed 06-Apr-16 22:21:08
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Where to start some good providers?


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I am considering giving VOIP calling a try but would like a few ideas of what companies I should be looking at.

I will be mainly calling UK mobiles numbers and some UK landline numbers.

localphone.com - seems perfect (<1.8p/minute mobile) but a search does not return many good reviews, quite a few avoid this company at all costs?

sippgate.co.uk - very expensive mobile calls - (12p/minute mobile)?

Looking for reliability, good value with as many features as possible!

Thanks
Standard User Nissemus_UK
(newbie) Thu 07-Apr-16 11:05:55
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I've been using localphone for over a year and have never had any problem with them.
Standard User sor
(regular) Thu 07-Apr-16 11:22:20
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I've never been unhappy with voipfone. 1p/min landlines, genuinely can't tell you what they are for mobiles as I don't call them much.

12p/min is fairly standard for mobile calling though - for some reason the prices haven't dropped even though the wholesale rates have

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Standard User think26872
(committed) Thu 07-Apr-16 14:13:34
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Any comments on providers like cheapvoip.com and discountvoip.com? They seem to offer even cheaper mobile costs / free landline but the old saying too good to be true seems to come to mind? Thanks
Standard User Al1264
(member) Fri 08-Apr-16 12:10:17
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I'm using FreeVoipDeal: http://www.freevoipdeal.com/ and I have to say call quality has been excellent (I still use landline for 'incoming' and the outgoing VOIP calls are clearer (using Fritz!Box 7490 router)). It's pre-pay (I 'topped-up' 10 Euros back in October and there's still credit on the account). Nothing fancy but it works and I can't really fault them at all.

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Standard User rhetherington
(committed) Fri 08-Apr-16 12:29:04
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I've been using Localphone.com since at least 2008 and have no real complaints.

Apart from a series of dropped calls in around 2010 i haven't experienced any issues with reliability. Call quality may not be up there with the more expensive providers but it's more than good enough for my purposes.

Some of the additional features beyond just SIP calling are handy too, like the ability to assign local-rate numbers to contacts abroad so you can call them from other (verified) phones at localphone rates.

You don't even need SIP hardware/software to benefit: My mother lives in Portugal but has a home phone plan that allows free calls to UK landline numbers. My sister lives in Greece but only has a Greek mobile phone. So i set up a local UK number (@ £0.75/month) that forwards directly to my sister's mobile. My mother can call the UK number for free from her home phone and only get charged £0.049/min by Localphone to call my sister instead of 1/min.
Standard User jimgb17
(regular) Sun 08-May-16 00:31:43
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https://voipstudio.com

Been with them for around 3 years...
service has been great and i can also call mobiles and any landlines in the uk...
There are also international package

Jimgb17

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Sun 08-May-16 01:03:25
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I use Voipfone for incoming and calls to landlines. I route calls to mobiles via discountvoip, they are cheap but I dont think the quality is good enough for landline calls.

Michael Chare
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-May-16 20:49:12
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Been using Sipgate for a few years now, no problem at all, they have their sipgate basic.

Adrian

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 26-May-16 13:41:40
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I use Sipgate Basic, and I have used Voipfone before. Have been recommended VoiceHost who charge £2 per month for a Geographic number.

At the moment I still have £5.00 credit with Voipfone to use up!

CJT.


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Standard User Andrew_Peterson
(newbie) Tue 09-Aug-16 14:38:25
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I use these guys for my VoIP - http://www.cloudtelephones.co.uk/ . They have a great knowledge of this stuff and have really helped me out. laugh defiantly recommend, but there are other options I've looked through some of the other responses and they look good to. Hope all's well.
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(newbie) Mon 12-Dec-16 10:04:35
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Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Thu 15-Dec-16 11:24:45
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My last post was basically suggesting looking at Vonage, but it was removed due to me quoting a spammer.

But I have used them and would recommend them. The addition of a box to use the service is good, if you sign up for a year you also get a stand alone High end Voip phone too, which is a bargain.
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