Re: FLOSS VOIP Client software
On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:46:27 +0000
Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 01:10:19PM +1100, Typhoon wrote:
> > Sorry for breaking the thread, but I have just joined the list.
> > You don't need the same client on Windows and Linux. I would use SIP
> > phones since I have found them the most reliable and the most
> > widespread. That will change as IAX becomes the norm (I think).
> > There are two ways that I communicate with my Windows/Mac friends.
> > Either is OK.
> > 1) Both of you establish and account on Free World Dialup:
> > http://www.freeworlddialup.com/
> > On Linux, use Ekiga. Ekiga will connect to multiple accounts, so you
> > can have your Ekiga account and your FWD account active at the same
> > time.
> There are plenty of SIP service providers out there. If you want to
> safely experiment, use only those that don't require your credit card
> to register for starters. You won't be able to send calls out to
> normal phones, but you'll get the feeling.
Agree entirely - both FWD and Gizmo are free as in beer. Gizmo does
have a "Call out" service that lets you connect to the regular
telephone network. That part, of course, costs money.
> They are also a nice SIP provider as-is: http://sipphone.com/ . e.g:
> to get free 1-800 calls to the US.
sipphone.com and Gizmo are the same bunch. They seem to encourage
connection through Gizmo these days for some reason. In any case, the
Gizmo client is good for Windows and Mac users. There is also a Linux
one, but I have always preferred to connect through Ekiga.
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