Saturday, January 22, 2005
Voice Over IP Networks
I started using Skype last week. Actually purchased some SkypeOut credits so I can make calls to any Land Line (POTS) phone numbers from any high speed internet connection -- Ethernet, WiFi, etc. ("Skype to Skype on the internet are free).
The quality is surprisingly good the rates are incredibly low. Calls to my pals in Vancouver sound great when I chat with them from Toronto -- even from WiFi hot spots around the city.
A company called Vonage is also gaining serious traction in the global VoIP market and now Bellster, a new P2P VoIP service, is looking to join the pack.
The P2P space is really heating up so it was just a matter of time before something like Bellster showed up :-)
Link to BoingBoing.