Re: [Ekiga-list] seeking good VOIP provider to replace Skype

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Evan R. Murphy <evanrmurphy gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/5/6 Jake B <otakuj462 gmail com>:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm currently examining the feasibility of replacing Skype with Ekiga. Right
>> now, I'm using SkypeOut with a monthly plan that offers unlimited calling to
>> landline phones in North America for $3/month. I think this is a very
>> competitive rate, and I was wondering if anyone was aware of a VOIP provider
>> that offered a similar plan (monthly, unlimited to North America) and
>> similar rates.
>> I'd appreciate any guidance anyone can offer. Thanks,
>> Jake
> Hey Jake,
> I'm not immediately aware of a VoIP provider who could offer unlimited
> calling to landline phones as part of a monthly plan with Ekiga. But
> I'm also kind of new to this, so maybe someone can correct me. What I
> do know is that Diamond (, a recommended
> provider for Ekiga, offers better pay-as-you-go rates to the US than
> SkypeOut. Compare Diamond's $0.016 with SkypeOut's $0.024 after the
> value added tax (

There are several third-party VOIP services which offer cheaper
services than Skype,
and offer SIP support so that you can use your favorite softphone, like Ekiga.

For example, VoipBuster Pro (1 year subscription, €15; there is a
connection fee),

In order to test before you buy (1 minute test calls), create an account at
and configure Ekiga according to

Investigate more the website to compare and find the
best service for your calling profile.

Hope this helps,

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