VOIP handsets and usage.

  geedad 14:42 19 Apr 2009

Can some forum memeber advise on the use of VOIP handsets with use through broadband?
I have a friend who is trying to reduce the charges for making land line calls from UK to Bahrain, but would like to know if a VOIP setup would be cheaper?
Any advice would be appreciated.

  BurrWalnut 15:20 19 Apr 2009

I suspect it depends upon the contract. I have 2 VOIP lines which are free in the evening/weekend to numbers like 01.……. My normal calls are slightly more expensive during the day but I do not telephone exotic places like the middle-east.

Has he investigated Skype, which used to be, and probably still is, very popular?

  DieSse 15:25 19 Apr 2009

If he uses an adaptor - which connects into the broadband lines, and has regular telephone sockets - then any normal handset will be fine.

Otherwise one can call via computer, with a headset, through a service such as Skype or Gtalk, to a telephone - OR - for free to another computer with VoIP - and then you can use MSN Messenger or similar services.

  john bunyan 16:02 19 Apr 2009

Have a look at options on Vonage.co.uk - uses a box wired to the modem, then a normal phone.

  geedad 18:38 19 Apr 2009

john bunyan
Many thanks, forum members!
Query answered with great speed, as usuall!

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