Is anyone using Skype for their phone service?

Scott Barlow scott.barlow at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 09:58:11 MDT 2007


On 9/29/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
>
> Bradley Dorner wrote:
> > I am looking at Skye as a possible replacement for most of my phone line
> at home and for a small business.
> > I was wondering if anyone else has done this or what experiences people
> have had with Skype?
> > I noticed that there are packages like skype pro and skype in that might
> provide the basics of what
> > I am looking for, people can call me from any phone and I can call any
> phone in the US.
> >
> > Anyway, what information can you give me?
>
> Yes.  My sister uses it.  And we all hate it for several reasons.  The
> sound quality after passing through several analog-digital conversions
> is awful, and the delay is very noticeable.  Neither issue is noticed
> when talking skype-to-skype, however.
>
> I'd suggest you look at gizmo and sip instead of skype.  It seems to
> have better voice quality, and it's an open protocol so you can use any
> number of providers and compatible hardware.  People install asterix
> servers and work with SIP to do all kinds of cool things.
>
> In short, don't do skype; there are better alternatives.  Also check
> into asterix PBX software.  There are many asterix gurus on this list.
>
> Michael



I have a buddy that does this - he bought an old XBox (the original),
installed Linux and uses it as  his asterik server. He loves it

Scott



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