[ale] [OT] VoIP recommendations

Klepinger, Aaron Aaron.Klepinger at CompuCredit.com
Mon Apr 11 16:14:48 EDT 2005

This is not what people are reporting on dslreports.com.  VoicePulse
even has some sort of QOS feature as part of their service "Bandwidth
Limiter" or something they call it. 

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Michael B. Trausch
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Jim Popovitch wrote:
> I heavily looked into doing the all VoIP at Home thing a few months ago.
> In short the latency and packetloss issues of using either 256K DSL
> (BellSouth) or 5Mb/384k Cable (Comcast) made it impossible to conduct 
> a business call without seriously causing problems for people on the 
> other end of the call or conference bridge.  Vonage is probably ok for

> limited use to call and order a pizza or such.  VoIP in general for 
> broadband home users just isn't there (IMHO) for "realtime" 
> conversations where you don't have a 5 sec lag and you aren't
constantly repeating things.
> A really really bad TDMA cellphone connection is still better than 
> broadband VoIP these days.  Tomorrow may change things as codecs are 
> constantly improved and networks (hopefully) become more reliable.

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