Discussion About VoIP
Posted on 2007-10-15
I want to start to use VoIP but......
My objectives are as follows:
My mobile phone contract is coming up for renewal and I am thinking about getting a mobile that supports WiFi and VoIP. Is anybody out there successfully using a VoIP mobile phone, if so which model? And with what type of VoIP server is being used?
Or should I go for a dedicated WiFi VoIP handset?
I know enough now to ask a lot of questions before I make any choices.....
So I guess in summary there are 2 choices, choice of handset and choice of server and then a whole bunch of configuration and codec issues that have to be got right.
Points awarded for good ideas......
I have a customer who went onto a pseudo VoIP system. They had a LG Nortel box installed which supported remote handsets. When these remote handsets are used the quality can be very poor. It seems that bandwidth can be a major issue. And it seems to me that the software should not allow sound packets to get distorted, I can understand if there are delays, but sound quality should be perfect.
So obviously choice of equipment and infrastructure is critical.
I have installed VoIP software phone one of my computers, when using this phone again the sound quality is very poor. However, when I use Skype, the sound quality at both ends is good. I have tried messing with a selection of codec settings to improve quality but I admit I don't know what I am doing. So somehow Skype software is quite cute and in someway better or is it the Skype infrastructure? My softphone X-Lite was utilising the VoIP server at voiptalk.org, so is my problem with my softphone or with the server?
The X_lite has whole bunch of advanced settings but its all Greek to me.
Thanks in advance for your advice.