Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
#118076 - 02/20/06 11:07 PM vonage, skype  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 55,664
Marty Online happy
Marty  Online Happy
some folks have been asking about troubles with vonage and skype...

Skpe was down for 3 weeks part Skype fault, part XP fault & a bit of
blockage from BTL as well. Skype however has been up for the past week &
working well on all OS platforms. Vonage is working as well, have not had
problems with that yet!

YapJack is working very well.

#118077 - 02/21/06 07:20 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,391
Katie Valk Offline
Katie Valk  Offline
BTL is shutting down Vonage and all voip countrywide. They plan to offer a similiar service for alot more money, which they can do because the Govt gave them a monopoly on telecommunications. Its time to wage cyberwar on BTL, anyone know how to infiltrate their block on voip? I'm in.

Belize based travel specialist
#118078 - 02/21/06 08:12 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
Caye Connect Offline
Caye Connect  Offline
"Infiltrate their block"? I'm not sure what you mean by that. If you want to hurt BTL, I appreciate your emotion, but I'm not sure it is constructive.

The techy solution is to use a third party proxy to "tunnel" your VoIP traffic through standard UDP/TCP ports (i.e. port 80 http used for web traffic). With Skype, this proxy configuration exists in the app although there are no major services advertising out there... YET. If you are using Vonage, this would require your Vonage ATA adapter to be reconfigured to use a standard port (much harder). This being said, if you are having problems with either service, use Google to search for a workaround. There are likely going to be new ways to get around ISP blocking every day.

Bottom line is BTL is going to have to wake up one of these days. Sure they need to develop their own VoIP product, but they need to make it compelling to us consumers. They cannot supress competition, they need to put a package together that makes so much sense that we all stop using the alternatives. Give us a Internet/Voice/Email/Hosting package for a reasonable price and voila, you've got a happy/growing customer base.

High speed access means more tourism, more long-term stays for telecommuters, better education and so on. The net is a utility, the applications and content one wishes to communicate are one's choice. If voters don't make this an issue, then we better prepare for BTL to make a lot more choices on what we can see or hear.

Imagine BTL blocking access to the UDP or PUP websites?!?! Imagine BTL reading your emails and IM conversations!?!

The tools they are using to block VoIP are the same tools used to track, log and report on content. ISPs that have attempted to do this in US/EU have been slammed and now part of their PR approach is to stress privacy...

My two cents.

PS My Vonage works perfectly, I have never had a problem. I cannot say the same for my BTL land line...

#118079 - 02/21/06 09:21 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,035
Pedro1 Offline
Pedro1  Offline
Personally I think you lot are very nasty people-I cannot believe that you are attacking a wonderful Belizean co. like BTL-they do their best and like everyone want to make a huge amount of money for their beloved leader (who is of course english)-it is grossly unfair for people to try and stop them making mega amounts of dosh.

#118080 - 02/21/06 09:33 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,459
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
"Imagine BTL reading your emails", actually they have. Just ask Sharon Matola.

#118081 - 02/21/06 11:17 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 306
Beachy Offline
Beachy  Offline
imagine being able to call someone back from your cellphone without first having to edit the number b/c BTL data now includes a 1 or something...arrrgh/I'm done now.

Hooray for Simon-- a heroic death-defying jump for SAGA on Sunday!

Casa Picasso celebrated three yearsthis May, thanks to all of you!
Chris and Jen
#118082 - 02/21/06 11:31 AM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
Caye Connect Offline
Caye Connect  Offline
Email Lessons Of The Day:

1) Don't use a email address. BTL's core competency is not email, let alone secure email.

2) Use a free commercial email address, I prefer gmail (google mail) at the moment. Yahoo Mail is another good alternative. You can use any standard POP client to access your gmail account. You can move all around the world and keep the same address.

3) If you are concerned about "anybody" reading your email, use a secured connection via SSL (https), or use a PGP encrypted message.

#118083 - 02/21/06 12:00 PM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,273
Kra-Z-K Offline
Kra-Z-K  Offline
Katie, do you think it will take a long time for them to offer their service and do you have any idea how much "a lot more" is going to be?
They should have blocked those people after providing their service.

#118084 - 02/21/06 02:20 PM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Sir Isaac Newton  Offline
Would DirecWay offer a solution for voip, like Vonage (bypassing BTL)?


Check out my site:
#118085 - 02/21/06 02:21 PM Re: vonage, skype  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Sir Isaac Newton  Offline
Would DirecWay offer a solution for voip, like Vonage (bypassing BTL)?


Check out my site:
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, 1 invisible), 237 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0