Very cheap SIP Service - Call 40 countries for 99p + VAT
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Very cheap SIP Service - Call 40 countries for 99p + VAT

£1.20OVH Deals
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Found 12th Mar 2013
I was shopping around for a second land line at home, and found OVH who have a fantastic price plan for people who can use t heir mobile for SIP or have a device at home which can connect to sip.

You can call up 40 countries (list below) for 1 hour per call, and any other call is billed per second.

I have now been using their service for more than a month, and have already saved a lot with the free calls to UK, Europe and US.

Calls included to: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia , Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela.
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£1.20 for line and then calls are free to these countries?
A guess it's a bit like Vonage. Does anyone else use this as it sounds pretty good?
what is SIP ???
If the recipient is tech savy you could set up a free sipgate local number then ring them at local rate.

Excellent deal if you ask me. I pay the same for a local DID at a&a and that doesn't include any free calls... shame I can't port the number away.

Also worth noting they will supply the SIP adapter/phone as part of the contract, which makes it a great deal for the less tech savvy...
Original Poster
its free to call landlines in 40 countries and to mobiles in USA and Canada. It doesnt take more than 2 minutes to install CSipSimple on your Android / iPhone and login to an account of this sip service. Not to mention, with the personal account, you get a Free FAX number too on the same number. Very pleased with the service
How does the quality compare between using a smart phone or an adapter? Is it worth getting it with an adapter?
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@kknb0800, I have tried this service using SmartPhone, Using ExpressTalk client on Windows and using LinsysPAP adapter. It works with great quality in every scenario.
The only difficulty I have faced using the adapter is that it keeps ringing on the other side for few seconds even after I disconnect, and if the other party picks up, I am billed for the usage even though I had hung up. But if you are using it to make free calls within the plan, then its no worry at all.
Thanks socialmammal for the info, just ordered. This deal should have got more heat.
Thanks ordered one. Excuse for noob questions but what does the included adapter for? is that to use the normal home phone?

BTW took me a damn loooong time to find this thread.
Edited by: "starfarer" 17th Mar 2013
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@starfarer Yes, you are right about the normal home phone.
If you don't want your PC/Mac to be switched on all the time, then you may buy an adapter or rent one and connect it to the home broadband router. Its easy to configure, and you have a permanent solution for home phone.
With Linksys PAP2, you get option for 2 lines simultaneously.

BTW - you shouldn't be worried about the "damn loooong time", your user name itself has "far" in it ;).
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