Still prefer Messenger. Excellent sound and video...and it is usually bundled on most computers. I'm sure Messenger 6.3 will address ny differences As with Gmail I can't see the point of VOIP, bit like creating a solution where there is no problem.
Try 1899 VIOP. I use my Skype phone and 1899.com downloaded file. No charge for any calls made in the UK (as yet). Needed lots of tweaking for volumes on both in and out audio but I am upstairs in my office and ring my wife downstairs to see if the volume controls are still on before making any outside calls. The wierd thing is when I do 1471 on my land line I get the answer that my own number was calling me.
I use the PhoneGaim software phone which is an open standard VoIP (unlike Skype) - and has version for Linux, and a Beta version for Win XP.
It works fine rather than perfectly - however
It can call PC to telephone - not just PC to PC, for which I prefer MSMessenger
I get 5 FREE (yes FREE) calls of 5mins every day, to any telephone number, in any of the majority of countries in the world. You're only supposed to get 1min calls, but in actuality get 5mins. They also have other promotions, recently unlimited FREE calls to Australia.
If you get the approprite D-Link router for your broadband, it comes with 2 VoIP sockets into which you can plug two different regular telephones. This hardware solution is repoertedl superior to the softphones.
I use Skype (with headset and mic) and it's just as good, probably better, than for normal phone calls; it's possible to get new phone handsets with a USB connection very reasonably on e-Bay (under £25 for two).
I talk to the offspring on Skype on occasions even though it would be equally free of charge using the normal phone...:-)
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